Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
November 2017
Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day Run
Thursday, November 23, 2017 
8:30am Start - 10K | 9:00am Start - 5K

Join us Thanksgiving Day for a run along scenic Ward Parkway! 

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to have your photo taken with a turkey or a pilgrim.  Bring your entire pilgrim family and win prizes for costumes or running as fast as a turkey with it's head cut off! 

All participants receive a long sleeve thermal race shirt, 6 in. pumpkin pie, so many photo op's it will make your head spin and an opportunity to win Whipped Cream if you can outpace Ward the Turkey or Pilgrim Miles Carver!

Families/teams of 4 or more receive a discounted entry! To register as a team, select the "5K member of a group/team" or "10K member of a group/team" option when you register. The fastest three teams will win prizes. 

Tiny Turkey Trot: Children 12 and under race Ward The Turkey after the 5k race is finished. They'll receive a goodie bag, mini apple pie, shirt & medal - all for $12!
Where: 85th St. and Ward Parkway - East Side of the Ward Parkway Center by Trader Joe's.
Benefits: The Single Mom and Harvesters Food Network
Run Races
Earn Points
and WIN!

Join us for our 2nd 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 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 Races

Nov 12
Gobbler Grind - Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K*
Nov 18
Turkey Trails 5K/10K
Nov 23
Dec 9
Christmas Light Run
Dec 18
Candy Cane 5K/10K

*Denotes a Race KC Series Race
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. 
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


We Would Like to thank Everyone - Volunteers & Runners - for coming out on a blustery Fall Morning to participate in Cliff Hanger Run.
Thanks to you - over $9,000 was raised for Neighbor to Neighbor and more than 70 kids, who otherwise would not have running opportunities, got to train for and run the 5K!!  
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In This Issue
Thanksgiving Day Run
Upcoming Races
Westport Santa Dash
Race KC Series
Membership Benefits
Weekly Group Runs
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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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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!

11/1- Bella Napoli
11/8- Garry Gribble's WP
11/15- Michael Forbes Grill
11/22- Misty & Rich McNally
11/29- Pizza 51   

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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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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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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Half Marathon Training
The Half Marathon Training Season wraps up with its final supported run on November 11, 2017. 

Saturday Runs (unsupported) with the Plaza Group will continue from Aixois every Saturday at 7:00am. 

Keep your eyes open for the next season of Half Marathon Training which should begin in January.

Happy Running!

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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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