Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
November  2015
Thank You!!!
KCTC had a very successful Cliff Hanger run this year, all thanks to the runners and volunteers! $9,200. was raised for Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor and a record number of kids took part in the 6 week training program.  Here's to another year!
#CliffHangerRun    www.cliffhangerrun.com 

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There's a lot of reasons to be thankful in life ...but let's just talk about pie for a second. From the delicious, flaky crust to the creamy, rich, pumpkin filling, pumpkin pie is one of life's greatest treasures. So here's the deal - EVERYONE who runs in the Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K (AKA the greatest race on the planet) will receive their own pumpkin pie!
Throw in a beautiful course, family discounts, and a race shirt stylish enough to make Derek Zoolander blush, and you've got yourself a Thanksgiving to remember.


www.wardparkwaythanksgivingdayrun.com     #KCThanksgiving5K

Second Tuesday evening of the month from January to March, join KCTC at the Kansas City Plaza Library's Large Conference Room for the Running on Solid Ground Series from 6:30-7:30PM! A social will follow after each event at Spin Pizza with a 10% discount on food. 

1/12 Kansas City Smoke "Training Plans"
2/9 Sarah Farsace "Being a Well Rounded Athlete"
3/8  Rebecca McConville MS RD LD " Recipe for a Record Run"

Kansas City Plaza Library,  4801 Main Street, KCMO, 64112

Spin Pizza,  4950 Main Street,  Kansas City, MO 64112

Run Races, Earn Points and Win!

KCTC is kicking off the first annual Race KC Series.  Competition is open to all KCTC members. Any member of another RRCA club may be a guest KCTC member by paying a $10 entry fee for the series.

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.

Approved races to date are: Westport St Patrick's Day Run, Trolley Run, Hospital Hill Half, Ward Parkway Four on the Fourth, Helen Gold 5K, Kansas City Zoo Run, KC Half Marathon, Cliff Hanger 8K, Gobbler Grind, Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day Run. A complete list of races and rules will be emailed when the remaining races in the list of 20 send their agreement to be a part of the series! 

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New Years Day Fun Run!

Kick off the New Year with KCTC!
The Annual New Years Day Fun Run is back. Bring the whole family for a relaxed run.
Jan 1st, 10am, Athletic Club of Overland Park
This is free and no registration is required. Donuts, coffee, hot chocolate and more provided inside after you run.  


Half Marathon Training will be back for  2016 Spring half marathon races! Our training group meets on Saturdays at 55th and Brookside at 7am.  RRCA certified coaches will lead this session.Watch for more details in January for a start date and registration information. $15 fee for KCTC members. 
R unning Gear Needed!
  We are accepting donations for new and gently used running shoes, clothes, and water bottles to help supplement local youth programs in our area. Special needs right now are running tights, long sleeve wicking shirts, jackets, gloves and hats. Drop off at the KCTC office at 208 West 79th St, KCMO 64114. If we are not in the office, leave donations in the back stairwell. Donation receipts are in the tub in the stairwell. 

The KCTC Max team have been rocking their jerseys! Have you spotted a KCTC Max member?!

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In This Issue
Cliff Hanger
Thanksgiving Day Run
Running On Solid Ground
Race KC Series
New Year's Day Run
Half Marathon Training
Clothing Drive
KCTC Apparel 

We have winter gear ready for everyone! Check out the new caps, coats, arm warmers, and beanies made especially for running this winter!


Night Run

 Join us 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!

11/25  The Novoveskys

WNR's start at 6:00 PM 
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
Want More KCTC?
Join the club at www.kctrack.org

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