Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
December 2017
Westport Santa Dash

Saturday, December 2, 2017 
10:00 am Start | Near Kelly's Westport Inn
Become every child's favorite man! Join a couple thousand Santas running the streets of Westport. 
For 15% off use code: RUNIN2017 
All participants in the Santa Dash receive their own Santa Suit or race shirt, custom bib, finisher's ornament, lots of holiday treats and a spirited kick off to the holiday season! Have your photo taken with Santa, Snowman, Reindeer or Buddy The Elf. 

The Elf Dash Kids Run for ages 12 and under will start as soon as the last 5K participant crosses the finish line. Elves will receive an elf shirt, goodie bag, finisher award and all of those same holiday treats given to Santa!

Benefits: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Run Races
Earn Points
and WIN!

Join us for our 2nd Annual Race KC Series! Competition is open to all KCTC members.
 Non-members pay $5 fee. The final results will be posted after December 1st, as we will be extending the deadline to register for KCTC membership to the end of the month (November 30th).  
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 December 1st of the series year to receive final recognition and awards. 
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 like. Come back and enjoy chili, sides and drinks! Awards will begin shortly after  11:15, time subject to change.

Enter your best chili recipes in our Chili Contest for prizes! 
Email: KCTCrunner@gmail.com for info & sign-up 
Upcoming Events

Dec 2
Westport Santa Dash 5K
Dec 9
Chili Run/Race KC Awards
Dec 9
Christmas Light Run 5K
Dec 18
Candy Cane 5K/10K
Jan 1
Annual NYD Run/Walk-FREE

*Denotes a Race KC Series Race

Race KC Series Overall Results - as of 11/27/17 
Annual NYD Run/Walk 
Jan 1, 2018 - 10:00am  


The Athletic Club of Overland Park,10440 Marty
One Block West of 103rd & Metcalf then One Block South 

0 TO 10 Miles on the Indian Creek Trail 


Hot Cider & Donuts  
Served Inside the Club After the Run!! 
For More Information 
Check our Web Site: www.KCTack.org  

2018 Spring
Half Marathon Training

Come join KCTC for another session of half marathon training! The group is led by Carmen Ruder, RRCA Certified Coach.

This group targets the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon on April 14, 2018.

Meet every Saturday, starting January 20, 2018 at Aixois at 7:00am.
Perks of signing up: 
  • Only $15 (With an active KCTC Membership)
  • Weekly training plan
  • Planned routes with stocked aid stations
  • Meeting new running friends
  • Improving PRs!

Learn more, visit
Have Questions? Contact kctcrunner@gmail.com 

  Happy Running Everyone & Have a Fantastic Holiday Season! 
In This Issue
Westport Santa Dash
Race KC Series
Upcoming Events
Annual NYD Run/Walk
Membership Benefits
Weekly Group Runs

Visit our Shop
We have a number of new KCTC branded items in our shop.  Come take a look!

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!

12/6 - Maggie McCoy & John Anderson
12/13 - Mel Baldridge & Crew - Christmas Toy Drive!  

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   

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
20% everyday discount at Westport Run 816  
15% everyday discount at all Garry Gribbles Running Sports Stores
15% everyday discount at The Running Well Store.
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, salad.
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

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