Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
July 2017

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 7:30am

Run Four on the 4th and run in two of Uncle Sam's favorite states!  Start in Missouri, finish in Kansas!

This is the 3rd race in our KC Sweet 16 Series 

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Join the Monday Trolley Trail Group Run for a Beer Tasting after the group run on July 10th!  
The   Tasting Room only has room for 25 -  
15 have already signed up. 

Hurry and RSVP to Michael, Michael.L.Steele@gmail.com, to reserve your spot! The run starts at 6pm - from Mike's Wine & Spirits, 600 E. 63rd St., KCMO, this date ONLY - the beer tasting starts about 7:15pm. 

We will be fortunate enough to have Laura from COOP Ale Works who is a certified cicerone so this should be a great tasting but also be very informative.
This tasting will be free of cost, but you will have an opportunity to buy their products at a discount after the tasting.  There will also be COOP beer glasses for sale.  We will have water and a few light snacks available as well.  
Upcoming Races

July 4
Ward Parkway Four on the 4th*
Sep 16
Helen Gold 5K*/10K
Sep 23
Kansas City Zoo Run*
Oct 1
Oct 21
Kansas City Half* Marathon
Oct 28
Cliffhanger Run** 5K/8K

*Denotes a Race KC Series Race
**This race is double points for the Race KC Series

Sign up now!
Saturdays starting July 29th through October 21st (we'll help you get ready for the Kansas City Marathon Half or any other fall race you're training for!), KCTC Half Marathon Training group meets at 55th and Brookside at 7am. Carmen Ruder will coach this session! There is $15 fee for KCTC members. If you are not a member or need to renew, please sign up and then register for the half marathon training.
Run Races, Earn Points and Win!
Join us for our second annual Race KC Series! Competition is open to all KCTC members.  
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 Nov 1st of the series year to receive final recognition and awards.
We are continually updating the list of approved races. Please visit  Race KC Series   for the most up-to-date list!

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 would like to. Come back and enjoy chili, sides and drinks! Awards will begin shortly after 11:15, time subject to change.
KCTC was able to donate another $40,000 to the
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation thanks to all
our fantastic runners & volunteers!

Thank You All!
Save the Date for 2018!

Brew to Brew is scheduled for Sunday April 15, 2018. The first Sunday of April 2018 is Easter so we have are fortunate having 5 Sundays in April next year allowing us to have the 15th with no schedule conflicts with other large races in town.

The Brew to Brew Volunteer Party will  be Friday the 13 th at the Ararat Shrine, 5100 Ararat Dr, Kansas City, MO 64129 - close to Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums.  The Shrine is providing free space for this party!  

We are looking forward to another great event and hope you can be with us!

Thank you for your continued support.

For more details visit www.brewtobrew.com

#KCTrackClub #BrewToBrew
Cliff Drive offers a beautiful wooded route for runners and walkers in distances of both 5K and 8K.Cliff Drive in the Historic Northeast is one of America's designated "Scenic Byways" and was featured in the KC Star as one of 25 Reasons to Love Kansas City. Experience the Historic Northeast with its rich mix of cultures, stately mansions along Gladstone Boulevard including the Kansas City Museum, and its historic neighborhoods.

Additional Details Coming Soon!

#KCTrackClub #CliffHangerRun
Design Contest
Coming Soon!

We at KCTC know we have a lot of talented members... so we would like to come to you first & give you a chance to design our branded t-shirts.

We are still working out the details.  Look for a separate email to come soon with everything you need to know!
In This Issue
Ward Parkway Four on the 4th
Monday Trolley Trail Group
Upcoming Races
Half Marathon Training
Race KC Series
Brew to Brew
Cliffhanger Run
KCTC Apparel
National Running Day
Membership Benefits
Weekly Group Runs
KCTC Apparel 

KCTC has Women's Logo Shirts available - Get yours while supplies last!   


New merchandise has been ordered & should be in the store soon! 

NRD 2017

What an awesome time we had at our annual National Running Day Celebration!

Thanks to everyone for joining KCTC in celebrating the love of running/walking!

Check out the fantastic pictures on  FB or get the full-res images Here
#NRD #NationalRunningDay #KCTCrunner 
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!

7/5  -   Michael Forbes Grill
7/12 -  Bella Napoli
7/19 -  Maggie McCoy &
            John Anderson
7/26 -  Open, Needs a Host
8/2  -   Run 816 Store

Contact Maggie 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!
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
15% everyday discount at all Garry Gribbles Running Sports Stores
15% everyday discount at The Running Well Store.
20% everyday discount at Westport Run 816 
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 
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
Want More KCTC?
Join the club at www.kctrack.org

We have a NEW Membership Registration Link ! where you can sign up, renew &/or check the status of your membership in one spot!

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