Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
March 2014

We are just FOUR DAYS AWAY from the 36th running of the Westport St Patrick's Day Race and it is shaping up to be a glorious morning! The hills of Westport are beaming with sunlight, just in time for Kansas City's favorite St Patty's tradition! Make sure to bring your entire clan as we have competitions for the fastest and festive teams, as well as a Little Shamrock Run for the wee ones! 

Save some green and register before Friday when the price increases! 

Participants will receive a commemorative long sleeve race shirt, free photos, live results, unforgettable aid stations, local drink specials, and (in case you hadn't noticed) a pretty sweet finisher's medal! Plus you will have plenty of time to put on your kilt and eat your Lucky Charms as the race doesn't start until 10 AM! See you Saturday!

brew to brew guy
We are nearing capacity for the 20th Annual Brew to Brew Relay! To ensure we don't exceed our safe driving limit, we will soon close registration. Be sure to get your team together today if you want to run in the Midwest's favorite relay! 44 miles of madness from Boulevard Brewery in KC to Free State Brewery in Lawrence await your team! There truly is nothing else to compare it to in the world of running. And if you're unable to get enough people together for the 44 miles, just make it a 6 pack! Our six leg special consists of only the six legs of the Brew to Brew course, ending in Linwood. We will have a band, pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more waiting for those who are finished after six legs!  
Intimidated by the daunting hills that await you on the devastating Hospital Hill Half Marathon course? Worried you won't be able to go the distance? FEAR. NO. MORE.

The KCTC Half Marathon program just kicked off this past weekend and it will make sure you cross that finish line having not only "conquered the hill" but kicked its butt. This 14 week session is led by RRCA Certified Coach Jennifer Ristau and meets every Saturday morning at 7 AM, culminating with the Hospital Hill Run on June 7.  
This training program is just $15 (plus a $20 KCTC membership fee for non-members).
All participants in the program receive a weekly training plan, Saturday group runs with aid stations, KCTC logo tech shirt, friends to run with, and guidance from certified coaches.

Start your conquest today!



KCTC Interval Training has started up once again and will run all the way through October! Whether you are training for a 5K or Marathon, be sure to come to these sessions if you are looking to shave off a few seconds, work on your form or learn to pace yourself! Intervals have proven to be extremely effective for all distances and KCTC Coach Michael Franke is happy to train you at a personal level. Just fill out this questionnaire if you desire personalized training. Interval Training is FREE to KCTC Members (and KCTC membership is only $20/Individual, $25/Family)!

If you are unsure of what Interval Training is or how you can benefit from it, just come by and check it out! You will find runners of all ability levels. We meet every Tuesday evening at Shawnee Mission East High School on the track at 6 PM. We will bring the hydration (Water, Gatorade) if you bring the hydration device (a water bottle). Try to get there a few minutes early to warm up. 

In This Issue
St Pats
Brew to Brew
Hospital Hill
Interval Training
NEW! - KCTC Youth Running Program

KCTC is now sponsoring a youth running program! Headed up by KCTC Member, Sarah Farsace (a PE teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary), this program includes 7 schools in North Kansas City and a constantly growing group of 150 youth runners!  

KCTC is providing: coolers, megaphones, kids running handbooks, prizes such as shoe charms and mile stone bracelets and key chains. 

E-mail kctcrunner@gmail.com for more information! 

Night Run
3/12 - Pizza 51
3/19 - KCTC Headquarters
3/26 - Monica Lazkani
4/2 - ???
4/9 - Paul Gorman 
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
Sign up today for the KCTC Spring Race Series! Every season KCTC features 9 events around Kansas City to participate in (run, walk, or volunteer) in order to keep you moving and motivated! Participate in three events and we'll send you free stuff! If you've run either the Mardi Gras 5K or Leprechaun Lane, you are already close to obtaining a prize pack. Just email your results to cameron@resultskc.com.

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.
Weekly Group Runs  
Looking for people to run with in Kansas City? Want someone to run with but don't want to drive all the way across town? Be sure to visit our Group Runs page for weekly runs all across the Metro area! 
Running on Solid Ground   

The final session of Running on Solid Ground is Tuesday, April 1st (no this is not a joke). Join us as Angie Gutierrez, PT, DPT teaches us about how to do a proper, effective, "dynamic warm-up". Bring your running gear this time as this session will coincide with our Tuesday Interval Sessions at the Shawnee Mission East High School Track. Please arrive by 6 PM. 

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