Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
October 2013
We are just over three weeks away from
Kansas City's most beautiful race - the Cliff Hanger 5K & 8K! Come join us for this Kansas City Track Club favorite as we run on historic Cliff Drive,
 designated as one of America's scenic byways, offering breath taking views of the city, a waterfall, cliffs and much more. 

Participants will receive a long-sleeve tech shirt, chip timing, live results, free photos, and a post-race egg and pancake breakfast! Great prizes for individuals and teams. And it's only $25 ($10 for kids)!  Race benefits Neighbor to Neighbor, a non-profit organization that provides financial and other support services to the medically under-served residents of the Historic Northeast neighborhoods of Kansas City.


Makunda Newton is not winning any races around Kansas City but that's ok. After a life full of hardship, simply running is enough for her. With a renewed faith and commitment to a better life, Makunda battled through obesity, depression, poverty, and rape to complete her first 5K just over a month ago. With her eye on running a full marathon one day, her journey is just beginning. 
The Kansas City Track Club is sponsoring her entry for this year's Cliff Hanger 8K as she looks to increase her distance. Be sure to give her some encouragement when you see her at the race! 
CLICK HERE to read her amazing story. 

For those of you running in the Kansas City Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K this weekend, be sure to stop by our booth at the expo on Thursday or Friday! You can sign up for Cliff Hanger, buy running gear (shirts are $10.), get information about our club and group runs or just pickup some of our free giveaways. The expo runs from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday. 


We will be at booths # 207 & 209. Click here for a layout of the expo!

If you are not participating in the marathon this weekend but still want to be a part of it (or need a spot to watch along the course), volunteer at a water stop! All volunteers will get a race shirt! Click here for details on volunteering! 

             do it run or  

The KCTC Fall Racing Series is underway. If you've participated (run or volunteered for) either the Helen Gold 5K/10K, the Smithville Dam 5K/10K, or the Jared Coones Memorial Pumpkin Run, you are already 1/3 of the way there to winning great prizes from KCTC! That means some 4,000 of you, intentionally or unintentionally, have made great progress towards completing the fall series. Now all you have to do is participate in two more events this fall, sign up online for free (so that we have an address to send your prizes to), and e-mail your race results to our Track Club ambassador at rdts.cameron.aly@kc.rr.com. 

Here are the remaining qualifying events for the Series:
In This Issue
Cliff Hanger
Makunda Newton
KC Marathon
Racing Series
Stuff You Should Wear
Woah! Where did this cold front come from? No worries; KCTC has your back! In fact, thanks to the zipper on these hooded sweatshirts, we can even have your front. Purchase one of these beauties (the hoodie, not the model) for just $15 and stay warm and fashionable through the chill of the season.
Upcoming Wednesday  
Night Runs
10/16 BJ Thornburg - Overland Park, Indian Creek Trail
10/23 Malenda Shahane - near the Kansas City Museum
10/30 - ??
11/6 - ??
??=this could be you (if you want to be awesome)
If you would like to host a future WNR, 
e-mail us at kctcrunner@gmail.com!

WNR's start at a 6:00 PM with a 3-8 mile run followed by a potluck supper. Please bring a side dish!
Looking for your next race?
As racing season continues, be sure to check out the Kansas City Track Club race calendar for a complete listing of local events! Feel free to submit a race to our calendar as well if you don't see yours listed.
Gobbler Grind
The Gobbler Grind Run is coming up on November 24, 2013. They are offering a $10 discount to KCTC Members who want to run the full marathon or the half marathon! This is perfect for those who have been participating in the Half Marathon training group. 
Register using the code KCTC and get $10 off the Marathon or Half!    
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