Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
August  2015
Beginning Runner's Class

Fall is approaching and Lou has been busy getting ready for the beginning runners class to start.  There are 10 sessions, all of them are free, and he will cover an important topic at the beginning of each session and follow up with a run that is targeted for beginners.  The sessions meet on Monday evenings at 5:45 in the Ward Parkway Mall at Garry Gribbles starting September 21.  You don't have to be a beginner to attend these sessions. They are great refresher courses too!  If you've been out of the running loop for awhile and want to get back in, this is the place to start.  Hope to see you there!    

Cliff Hanger 5k/8k 
Run or Sponsor a Youth Runner 

The Cliff Hanger 5k and 8k is more than a race.  It is an opportunity for KCTC to introduce area youth to the endless benefits that running can provide.  We work in partnership with our naming sponsor, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) to make this happen.  Students at KCU spend several weeks training youth for this event by educating them about health and running in weekly classes.

KCTC gets to help these youth put their education into action by providing a running opportunity they most likely wouldn't be able to experience otherwise.  KCTC supplies bib numbers, shirt, medal, transportation to and from the race, breakfast and provides shoes and clothing if needed.  KCTC would love to grow this opportunity and hopes you will consider a $25 sponsorship.  
Register here! We hope to see you November 1 at the 2015 Cliff Hanger Run! 

 Celebrate Wed Night ReRun

T he KCTC Wednesday Night Run has been going on for over 30 years! How could we not celebrate that!?!?  Better yet, how could YOU not celebrate?!?!  Join us for an amazingly great time as we gather at Loose Park Pavilion, 51st and Wornall at 6pm on Wednesday September 9th.  KCTC provides the pizza; you bring the side dish and your favorite drink.  
There will be music, games, child care, lots of laughs, and yes, we will be running any distance with courses mapped out up to 10 miles. We want runners of all paces to join us for this fun event!
Wear all your KCTC swag and you'll get special recognition from our famous DJ!  Check for updates at  WNR Facebook  
KCTC Group Runs

The KCTC currently has 15 weekly group runs, one class for beginning runners and another one starting next month, two intervals groups, marathon training and two half marathon training groups.  If you haven't joined us for one of these, we highly encourage you to.  The only rules we play by are the ones we make up when we are running!  We don't have rigid paces or distances. Check them out on our
and give one a try. 

In This Issue
KCTC Apparel 

Cooler weather means more clothing and we have been shopping like crazy!  We have arm warmers, shirts, jackets, hats, and stocking caps all on the way to the printer!  Keep this link handy because you don't want to miss out on these awesome new KCTC apparel items!


Sweet 16 Series 
Wraps Up With
KC Zoo Run

This series has been fun! Each race was nothing short of a good time.  It just makes sense to wrap it up with the Kansas City Zoo Run on September 26!  The race is capped, but as of today, registration is still open.  Hope you'll join us!



Night Run


 Join us for a great social get together every week at a different location. We run distances from 3 miles to 10 and we'd love to have you join us!

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? 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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