Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
November 2014
NEW YEAR'S DAY RUN
Sad to see 2014 coming to an end? KCTC has something to help ease the pain (and the hangover). Join us for our annual New Year's Day Run at the Athletic Club of Overland Park! This is a free fun run to help ring in the new year. We'll take off at 10 AM and run anywhere from 0 to 10 miles.

There will be free coffee and donuts after the run
 and other breakfast options will be available for purchase per the Club's cafe. Be sure to stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for further details and reminders! 

YOUTH RUNNING PROGRAMS
KCTC supports the efforts of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) to have a running program in schools across the nation, with no financial burden to the school. We recognize that many schools include track as an organized sport in secondary grades, but we want to bridge the gap between the competitive and noncompetitive student.  We believe being educated and active in the sport of running should be open to every student.  Starting this at the elementary level opens the door to students growing with the sport regardless of whether they choose to run competitively or leisurely. 

The RRCA created the Kids Run the Nation ProgramIt is an ongoing, gender inclusive program, with 10 weeks of curriculum. The curriculum covers all fundamentals of running and meets the Physical Activity Guidelines set forth by the USDA. It is designed for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, and can be modified to better serve older grades. It can be taught as classroom curriculum, a wellness program, or a before/after school program. 

In viewing the program, you will notice the RRCA does charge for the student booklets.  Booklets can be provided at no cost to your program along with water coolers and other equipment and supplies, compliments of the Kansas City Track Club.  If you find this information useful and are interested in implementing it in your school, email us at kctcrunner@gmail.com! 

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DONATE YOUTH RUNNING GEAR
KCTC has been given an exciting opportunity to help the local youth running community within various schools and organizations. As winter rolls around, these little runners are in need of some cold weather gear. We are collecting new and gently used gloves, hats, jackets, long sleeve shirts, running pants, and running shoes of all sizes. These items are being collected mainly for elementary school and high school aged children but all donations are acceptable!
 There will be bins set up outside the basement door of the KCTC Clubhouse at 208 West 79th Street, KC, MO, 64114. You can also bring the items to the Saturday group run or Wednesday Night Run or contact a board member. If this doesn't work for you, contact us at kctcrunner@gmail.com and will will arrange whatever is necessary. Thank you for helping us be a part of this awesome opportunity!

FALL SERIES WINDING DOWN
The KCTC Fall Race Series is nearing its end. However, there are still two more events to help you earn points! Remember, all you have to do is participate in three events and KCTC will send you a package of free running stuff including a race entry! If you've already participated in one or more of the events, just email cameron@resultskc.com with your results and we'll get you added to our Series Leaderboard. Remember, even volunteers get credit!

Thursday, Nov. 28         |         Saturday, Dec. 13
REGISTRATION OPEN!
Registration is now open for two great KCTC events -the Westport St Patrick's Day 4 Mile Run and the Brew to Brew Relay! Be sure to register soon while prices are low and save these dates on your calendar!
   

   Westport St Patrick's Day 4 Mile Run 
   Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 10 AM


Brew to Brew   
Sunday, April 12, 2015  
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Great Gift Ideas 

Don't know what to get that special someone in your life this holiday season? Find your gift in our KCTC online store! We have quite the variety of options to appeal to spouses (current or prospective), parents, and best friends! We'll ship your gift straight to you in plenty of time for your celebration!

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Running on Solid Ground 
Our annual winter running clinics will kick off once again in January.  Clinics are on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm at the Kansas City Plaza Library large conference room. The first session is Jan 13th- Choosing the right shoes, apparel and accessories for the running conditions. These informative sessions are sure to get you ready for your Spring training! 
Wednesday 
Night Run
 
12/17 Spin! Pizza*
*Christmas light run and Operation Breakthrough fundraiser
 

WNR's start at 6:00 PM with a 2 to 8 mile run followed by a potluck supper. Please bring a side dish!
Weekly Group Runs  
 
Looking for ways to stay motivated during the winter months? 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.
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