Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
January 2018
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  

Don't forget to pick up a KCTC Tee Inside the Club!
Hospital Hill Run
Race Director Conference
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 

Calling ALL Race Directors!! Join the Hospital Hill RD Team for the Fourth Annual Hospital Hill Run Race Director Conference. New event directors and seasoned event directors will come away from this one day conference with many ideas of how to grow and improve their event.

The conference is limited to 100 participants to ensure the best experience for all, don't miss out register today
Topics include, Enhancing the participant experience, a panel of experts on all things social media related, new technology when working with volunteers, what to expect of your timer - from planning stages to race day, a presentation on the state of the endurance industry and so much more!  
Upcoming Events 
Jan 1
Annual NYD Run/Walk-FREE
Jan 11
4th Annual RD Conference
Jan 20
Half Marathon Training Starts
Feb 10
Sweetheart Shuffle 5K*
Mar 10
Westport St. Patrick's Day 4mi Run*^
Apr 8
Brew to Brew Solo & Relay^ Race

*Denotes a Race KC Series Race
^Denotes a KCTC Max Team Race
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! 
Westport St. Patrick's Day 4mi Run 

Bagpipes will sound, glasses will rise and a sea of green will flood Kansas City! Don't miss out on the 40th Annual Westport St. Patrick's Day Run. Whether you hail from Missouri, Kansas or the beloved hills of the homeland, sign up now for the greatest Gaelic gathering this side of the Atlantic . . . and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
#stpats4milerun   #stpatricksdayrun 
New this year - Medals for Participants!
Brew to Brew Solo & Relay Race  
SUNDAY | APRIL 8, 2018 | Times Vary 
Have a blast while you help raise funding to defeat Cystic Fibrosis. Run from The Roasterie in Kansas City to the party in Lawrence on a relay team or on your own!

Benefit Organization: Brew to Brew benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Every runner donates a minimum of $10 to help defeat this dreaded disease.  In 2016 The Kansas City Track Club was able to donate $40,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The median life expectancy of someone with CF is 37 years, but we are working to add more years. Thank you for your generosity.  
#brew2brew   #brewtobrew 
In This Issue
Annual NYD Run/Walk
Race Director Conference
Upcoming Events
Half Marathon Training
Westport St. Pats Day Run
Brew to Brew
Membership Benefits
Race KC Series
Weekly Group Runs
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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.
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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!

1/10 - Bella Napoli
1/17 - Open
1/24 - Open
1/31 - 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!
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Race KC Series is modeled after the MARA Grand Prix.  Runners receive points based on their age group placement. Distances range from 5k to half marathon and are USATF certified.

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

2018 Calendar 
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The Kansas City Track Club was founded in 1978 with the Kansas City Track Club Max (KCTC Max) established in 2015.  KCTC Max was formed to provide both training and competitive opportunities.  We are 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 
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Visit our Shop
We have a number of new KCTC branded items in our shop.  Come take a look!

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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! 
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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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