Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
August/September 2017
 
The 16th Annual Helen Gold 5K/10K is coming
Saturday, September 16th
La Paloma Plaza shopping center (119th & Glenwood)
 
This Charity Event helps make a difference in the fight to eliminate Parkinson's disease. Join us as a runner, walker, sponsor, participant or volunteer.  The 5K is the next race in our Race KC Series. If you're not running, we could sure use some volunteers. Contact Nancynenglish@kc.rr.com, for #KCTC volunteer sign-up information.
 
WWI Do the Double Training Runs
Join Us Every Thursday, 6pm, this September
Meet at North Side of the Liberty Memorial  
Overlooking Union Station - this will be the  
Start/Finish Area of the Race Also
   
KCTC is proud to co-host training runs for this event. These training runs are FREE, but please click the link to sign up so we know who to expect.  ALSO, everyone who makes it to all FOUR training runs will receive a FREE ticket to the museum - how awesome is that!? No excuses, come on down!

FREE to the public ~ Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28! 
Upcoming Races

Sep 16
8:00am
Helen Gold 5K*/10K
Sep 23
8:30am
Kansas City Zoo Run*
Oct 1
9:00am
Oct 21
7:00am
Kansas City Half* Marathon
Register
Oct 28
8:00am
Cliffhanger Run** 5K/8K

*Denotes a Race KC Series Race
**This race is double points for the Race KC Series

Join u s f or these upcoming
WNR Sp
ecial Events!
     
WNR Takes on Run the Town! August 23, 6pm, Il Lazzerone Pizzaria, River Market, 412 Delaware St. KC MO 64105 - This is a WNR to remember! We get to run along a very special route tonight, which showcases some entertaining historic spots in this area of Kansas City. When you arrive at Il Lazzarone Pizzaria to start your run, we will get a quick expert introduction to the special sights on  this run route.
 
The Annual WNR ReRun. September 6, 6pm, Loose Park Pavillion - Come one, come all!  KCTC members have been meeting up every Wednesday for 36 years to run then eat, and we think that is a super cause for celebration - so please join us.

There will be a scavenger hunt (thank you, Mel for coordinating), pizza and... oh yeah! A fun run with great people!

Please bring a side dish and/or drink(s) to share. We will have water for all you thirsty runners!

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RACE KC SERIES
Run Races, Earn Points and Win!
 
Join us for our second annual Race KC Series! Competition is open to all KCTC members.  
 
Anyone running a "Race KC Series" race at any point in the season and placing in the top five in their age group is recorded as part of the competition.. Standings are updated and published on the Kansas City Track Club website (www.kctrack.org) and Facebook page as the season progresses.  Active KCTC membership must be in place by Nov 1st of the series year to receive final recognition and awards.
 
We are continually updating the list of approved races. Please visit  Race KC Series   for the most up-to-date list!

Save the date! Chili Run/Awards Ceremony
December 9th, 2017 - 10am
 
Location: Wyandotte County Lake Park
James P Davis Hall
9100 Leavenworth Rd, Kansas City, KS 66109
 
The route is approximately 6 miles around the lake. Feel free to go as short or far as you would like to. Come back and enjoy chili, sides and drinks! Awards will begin shortly after 11:15, time subject to change.
 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:00 am. 

Cliff Drive offers a beautiful wooded route for runners and walkers in distances of both 5K and 8K.Cliff Drive in the Historic Northeast is one of America's designated "Scenic Byways" and was featured in the KC Star as one of 25 Reasons to Love Kansas City. Experience the Historic Northeast with its rich mix of cultures, stately mansions along Gladstone Boulevard including the Kansas City Museum, and its historic neighborhoods.

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In This Issue
Helen Gold 5K/10K
Upcoming Races
WNR Special Events
Race KC Series
Cliffhanger Run
WNR
Membership Benefits
Weekly Group Runs
Wednesday
Night Run
 
Join KCTC for a great social get together every week at a different location. We run distances from 3  to 10 miles with a potluck supper to follow.

We'd love for you join us!

8/23 - Run the Town
9/06 - ReRun-Loose Park
9/13 - Open
9/20 - Open
9/27 - Open 

Contact Maggie if you would like to host a WNR for one of the open dates!


Check our Website for more details and/or follow our   
WNR Facebook Page 

WNRs start at 6:00 PM 
Please bring a
side dish to share!
KCTC Membership
Are you a member of the Kansas City Track Club yet? If not, you're missing out! Here are some great benefits to being a member of KCTC!

Email newsletters and race announcements
Free group runs
Free entry to Running on Solid Ground winter lecture series
Free fun runs and social events
15% everyday discount at all Garry Gribbles Running Sports Stores
15% everyday discount at The Running Well Store.
20% everyday discount at Westport Run 816 
10% everyday discount at Cycle City Bike and Running Company in Parkville
15% discount for Runner's Edge Programs (New Runner's Edge Member Only).
Contact Coach Valdez  for additional information including the discount code.
A free bonus item when you register for the Westport St Patricks Day Run
Aixois Bistro at 55th & Brookside is offering KCTC members on Saturday mornings: a $6.00 (after tax) breakfast plate of: One soft boil egg, fingerling potatoes, toast, spinach 
 
Weekly Group Runs  
 
  Looking for ways to stay motivated? 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 a listing of weekly runs all across the Metro area! 
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.

Our calendar can be viewed as a list or a monthly calendar so click on whichever view you prefer

Want More KCTC?
 
Join the club at www.kctrack.org .

We have a
NEW Membership Registration Link ! where you can sign up, renew &/or check the status of your membership in one spot!

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