Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
February 2018
Westport St. Patrick's Day 4mi Run 

Lads and Lassies, the time is nigh to register for the 
40th Annual Westport St. Patrick's Day 4 Mile Run/Walk!

Enjoy the melodious sound of bagpipes, the crisp morning air, an Irish breakfast and the companionship of 4,000 countrymen clad in green as you journey through the rolling hills of Westport and party at the local establishments afterward.

Participants receive Custom Long Sleeve Tech shirt, 3 inch medals, custom bib, bib chip timing and food and drink specials for all.  
#stpats4milerun   #stpatricksdayrun 
Race KC Series is back for 2018!    
The series is open to all KCTC members. The membership fee is due by November 1 of the current race year to be eligible for recognition and awards at the year-end banquet.

NEW this year! Volunteers will also have opportunities to earn points.

Click HERE to learn how YOU can earn points & FREE races!
Check the calendar for qualifying events: 2018 Calendar  
Upcoming Events 
Feb 10
Sweetheart Shuffle 5K*
Mar 10
Westport St. Patrick's Day 4mi Run**^
Apr 8
Brew to Brew Solo & Relay Race^
Apr 14
Rock the Parkway 5K/Half Marathon^
Apr 21
Garmin Marathon - Half Marathon*
Apr 29
CCVI Trolley Run-4mi*^

* Denotes a Race KC Series Race
** Earns Double Points toward the Race KC Series
^ Denotes a KCTC Max Team Race
New this year - Medals for Participants!
Brew to Brew Solo & Relay 
SUNDAY | APRIL 8, 2018 | Wave Start
Brew to Brew is a 44-ish mile solo or relay race with runners traversing on roads and trails from downtown Kansas City, MO to Lawrence, Kansas.

Round up your running friends and form a team of 2 to 10 runners. Each leg is about 4 miles so you can recruit even non-runners today who can train in time for race day.

Can't find enough runners?  Register for the Six Pack Special and run 6 legs. Either way, collect the first ever Brew to Brew Finisher Medal and take part in what Runners World rated as the Best Beer Run in the Midwest!

#brew2brew       #brewtobrew 
2018 Spring  
Half Marathon Training

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

This training schedule targets spring half marathons. 

You can still get registered!  
Meet every Saturday, at Aixois (55th and Brookside) 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!
Sign up for KCTC membership here:  

Learn more, visit
  Have Questions? Contact kctcrunner@gmail.com  
Thank you everyone who braved the cold and joined us for another awesome  
New Year's Day Run.  
Special thanks again to the Athletic Club of Overland Park for allowing us the use of their restaurant space.
In This Issue
Westport St. Pats Day Run
Race KC Series
Upcoming Events
Brew to Brew
Half Marathon Training
Annual NYD Run/Walk
Membership Benefits
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.
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!

2/7 - Red Door Woodfired Grill
2/14 - No WNR
2/21 - Bella Napoli
2/28 - Waldo Pizza
Contact Maggie ,mmccoy9@kc.rr.com, if you would like to host a WNR!
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!
Visit our Shop
KCTC has some awesome KCTC branded items in our shop.  Come take a look!

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! 
Race & Earn Points towards
 the Race KC Series! 
Race & Earn free
KCTC race entries!
Kansas City Track Club Max (KCTC Max),  established in 2015, to provide both training and competitive opportunities. 

KCTC is an affiliate member of the Road Runners Club of America and USA Track & Field, as well as a 501C (3) non-profit organization.  

   2018 Race Calendar   
Looking for your next race?
As racing season continues, be sure to check out the Kansas City Track Club race calendar for a 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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