Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
December 2013

The Track Club is hosting its annual Free Fun Run on New Year's morning at the Athletic Club of Overland Park! Join us at 10 AM to run 0 to 10 miles on paved trails. There will be free coffee and donuts after the run and the Athletic Club's cafe will be open for breakfast! Free child care with reservation!  
Looking to run a Half Marathon this Spring? Join our 14 week Half Marathon Training Program. We start Saturday, January 4th at 7 AM at 55th and Brookside! We will meet at this time/location every week for 14 weeks. Jennifer Ristau, an RRCA certified coach will lead this group to glory and ensure you can go the distance at any of the spring half marathons.
Registration Includes: 
- Weekly training plan with incremental mileage increase
- Saturday morning groups with aid stations
- Guidance from KCTC certified coaches
- Free shirt from KCTC
- New friends! 
 $15 for KCTC members.  KCTC membership is $20/year.


The Kansas City Track Club (KCTC) presents "Running on Solid Ground," a series of four clinics this winter/spring to improve your fitness during the inclement weather.  The clinics are on the first Tuesday evening of the month from January to April with the first three events at Kansas City Plaza Library's (4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112) Large Conference Room from 6:30-7:30 PM with a social following each event at Spin Pizza (4950 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112) which has graciously offered a 10% discount on food immediately following the event.  The last clinic is at Shawnee Mission East High School (75th and Mission).  KCTC with the support of Garry Gribble's Running Sports will raffle apparel and gift certificates at each program.  Clinics are free and open to the public.  

January 7th, "Endurance Athlete Diet Concepts" by Dr. Jeff Remsburg, DC, will discuss nutrition with a focus on high fat and leaky gut considerations in endurance athletes. 

February 4th, "Putting the Right Shoe on the Right Foot" by Eric Hunt who discusses the proper running shoe, and Dr. Tom Cotter, DC will discuss minimalist shoes and custom orthotics.

March 4th, "Train Your Brain" a Kansas City sports psychologist will discuss mental training for your next event or training session. 

April 1st, "Dynamic Warm-up" by Angie M. Gutierrez, PT, DPT will lead participants learning a proper, dynamic warm up at Shawnee Mission East High School. 

For questions contact Jim Greene at jamesgreene5@hotmail.com, Tom Cotter, thomasrcotter@gmail.comor KCTC at kctcrunner@gmail.com



Many of you will be making resolutions and commitments to a healthier lifestyle in 2014. Sometimes you need a little extra motivation and encouragement to get started though. The KCTC Beginning Runner's Class is a 10 week session designed to help those who are new to running and walking. Participants meet at 5:45pm at Garry Gribbles Running Sports (Ward Parkway Center). Each class includes a brief informational session followed by a walk/run of increasing distance.  

You must be a member of KCTC (annual fee of $20 per individual, $25 per family). Feel free to join here or become a member at the class.

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KCTC members can save quite a bit around town just by showing their KCTC Membership Card! If you can't find your card, e-mail kctcrunner@gmail.com for a replacement! 

In This Issue
New Years Day
Half Marathon Training
Running On Solid Ground
Beginning Runner
Member Benefits
Night Run
12/25 No WNR
If you would like to host a 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!
KCTC Race Series
KCTC Fall Racing Series concluded this past weekend. Several of our members will be collecting free stuff just for participating in 3+ events during the fall. Check out the final standings!
Be sure to stay tuned to our website to find out when you can sign up for our Spring Racing Series!
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.
Sign Up for St. Pats!
Online Registration for the Westport St. Patrick's Day 4 Mile Run is now open! Join us for a grand ole time in Westport as we kick off everyone's favorite Gaelic festival! You are sure to strike gold. Sign up HERE!
A new group run is available for KCTC members.Starts at Garry Gribble Running Sports store- location varies each month. January 2014 runs start at GGRS Ward Parkway Center.


Thursday Group
5:30pm in Corporate Woods for a 3-7 mile run. 
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RRCA Coaching Certification
KCTC is sponsoring an RRCA coaching certification course on April 26-27th. Let us know if you would like to be on the list for participation. Fee is $300. Register 
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