Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
February 2015
Hold onto your kilts lads and lassies -the Westport St Patrick's Day Run is fast approaching! Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebration with a 4 Mile shindy through the streets of Westport. And we have some great news for those of you who would like to revel in the euphoria all year long -the Westport St Patrick's Day Run has partnered with the CCVI Trolley Run, Four on the 4th, and the Kansas City Zoo Run to form a brand new race series in Kansas City called the KC Sweet 16!

The KC Sweet 16 features four of the biggest and best 4 mile run/walks in the Midwest! Participants will contribute to four great charitable organizations, rack up on some great gear (like the pictured finisher medals for St Pat's), save money on the entry fee for each event, and collect a Series finisher's prize. Commit to living healthy throughout the whole year by signing up for the Series! 


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The malt is mashing, the wort is boiling, and the hops are being collected. The only question remaining is "What are you doing to prepare for Brew to Brew 2015?". Kansas City's favorite relay is just over two months away! Don't delay in getting your team together for an event that unites runners and non-runners. This race consists of ten legs of varying distances that take you from Boulevard Brewery in 
KC to Free State Brewery in Lawrence! The undaunted will take on this 44 mile challenge single-handed. The social will gather a group of up to ten friends. Any number of teammates is allowable though.  

Not up for 44 miles? Do the Six Leg Special! Our six leg special consists of only six legs of the Brew to Brew course, ending in Linwood. Parties await at both finish lines!  

Looking for races to do in Kansas City? Check out the KCTC Event Calendar for a complete listing of runs and walks in the KC metro area! This calendar will help you plan out your training and fill you in on some events you may not have otherwise known about. 

If you're a race director and would like to add your event to the calendar, simply click the "Submit an Event" button at the top of the page. 

A new youth running program called "The Stadium's League of Extraordinary Heroes" is starting up in March! The group will meet at Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Independence every Saturday at 8 AM, starting on March 7th. 
Grants are available for those in need so that all children can participate.  
Parents who are interested can contact Ammanda Warren at 


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In This Issue
St Pats
Brew to Brew
2015 Calendar
Youth Running Program
What to Wear
As you get geared up for the Westport St Patrick's Day Run, add a little green to your attire! This year you can literally be covered from head to toe (provided you find some green shoes). This running hat is lightweight, washable, and breathable.

Half Marathon Training
Running a half this Spring but need a little extra help or motivation to hit your goals? Well it's not too late to sign up for our Half Marathon Training Program! The cost is only $15 (plus a KCTC membership)  and includes a weekly training plan, Saturday morning groups runs, supported course, guidance from certified coaches, and new running friends! 

Shoe/Clothing Drive    
KCTC supports several youth running programs around Kansas City. One of the ways we support these programs is by providing these young athletes with shoes and clothing to run in. If you would like to donate any youth sized shoes or clothing, stop by the KCTC clubhouse at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO. We are here from 9 to 3 each day and there's a drop box to leave it in when we're gone!
Beginning Runners
Just getting into the running scene? We know how difficult it can be just to get out the door. Which is why we created our Beginning Runner's Class! We meet every Monday at 5:45 PM at Garry Gribble's Running Sports in the Ward Parkway Center, regardless of weather. Lou Joline has led this class for the last 11 years. The class is free to all KCTC members. Membership is only $20 a year and includes a variety of benefits which you can see here

New runners are also welcome at any of our weekly group runs including our Saturday morning run at 7 AM on the corner of 55th/Brookside and in Lee's Summit where we have established groups. 
Running on Solid Ground

KCTC's Running On Solid Ground series continues on Tuesday, February 10 as we hear from Bob Schluben! Bob ran 57 marathons in 2013 and will be sharing his experiences, as well as providing us with some helpful tips for training for long distances. We meet at the Kansas City PLaza Library in the large conference room at 6:30 pm. We'll be raffling off gift certificates and others prizes to those who attend!


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