Friday, November 18, 2011

Kansas City Track Club News

Another Successful Cliffhanger!
Thank you to all that participated in this year’s 26th annual Cliffhanger run on beautiful Cliff Drive in the historic Northeast. We had nearly 1100 runners participate in the event on a perfect fall day. We were also able to raise over $7000 for local charities: Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor Healthcare Outreach, Gladstone Elementary School and the Missouri Chapter of the Special Olympics. 
We want to thank all of our volunteers, as well as everyone at Gladstone Elementary for once again hosting our pre and post race activities. Again, thank you to everyone that made this year’s Cliffhanger run a success!

mediumRenewing a Kansas City Tradition! An easy going family event along scenic Ward Parkway on Thanksgiving Day.
Ward Parkway Center, Thurs Nov 24th at 9am. Course is USATF certified. Chip Timed with unique medals and awesome awards! Need volunteers!

Register Now 

Alternate Chili Run -10 miles on Trail
Sat. Dec 10th 8am. Wyandotte County Lake Park.  $5. No Pre-Registration 

New Race Calendar is Up!
The Kansas City Track Club has a new race calendar on our website and it is easier than ever to view and add races! If you are a race director and want to list your race, just go to and hit submit to get the form. Check out our calendar for your 2012 races!

walkrun-localNew Running Opportunities
Ryan Rogers is a KCTC ambassador & coach for a youth running club. He is offering free training sessions to KCTC members. Every weekday 5pm at Independence Middle School, corner of 23rd St & Speck Rd. Just show up ready to run at whatever sessions work in your training program. Contact Ryan-

Mon-Distance-50% of race distance
Tues- speed endurance-repeats of 1000m & under
Wed-Anaerobic Quality Workouts--Repeats anywhere from 1600m to 2400m @ 80-90% of target time
Thurs- Speed
Fri-Fartlek or Tempo runs

Joel Grimmett & John Olson, KCTC ambassadors are leading a new group run.  If you want to contact Joel-
Start Date: Sun. 11/20/11 at 9:00 am.
Where: Price Chopper at 159th & Mur-Len.
Course: Out and back on the running trail so any distance of run can be achieved. There are bathrooms and a Starbucks in Price Chopper

Click for details about the many group runs available
Sunday Long Runs in Prairie Village-7:30am Hen House parking, 71st & Mission Road 
Sunday Northland Runners- 8am check for location.  
Sunday In Independence6:30am at the old O’Charlies restaurant behind Cold Stone Creamery. 
Monday New Runners Class5:45pm at Garry Gribbles Running Sports, Ward Parkway Center. 
Monday Night Run in Waldo6pm Meet at  The Waldo Well 
Monday Mud Babes- 6pm Shawnee Mission Park
Tuesday Intervals Prairie Village- 5:30pm SM East High Track  
Tuesday Northland Run- 5:30pm at Macken Park, North KC 
Wednesday Night Run- 6:15pm at a different location each week. 
Thursday Morning on The Plaza- 6am at M&S Grill  
Thursday Leawood Runners- 5:30pm at Elite Cycle, Mission Rd. 
Thursday Northland Run- 5:30pm at Macken Park, North KC 
Saturday Near The Plaza- 6:30am Aixois at 55th St. & Brookside 
Saturday Downtown-  7am Panera Bread, 2405 Grand, KCMO
Saturday Lee's Summit- 7am Gusto Coffee, 3390 Fascination Dr
Saturday Liberty- 8am Buffalo Wild Wings, 9207 NE 152 Hwy
Saturday Long Trail Run in Lawrence- 7am Clinton Lake. 
Every Day of the Week Trail Runs-  (off-pavement) with the Trail Nerds or Mud Babes 
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