Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kansas City Track Club Happenings

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Kansas City Track Club Newsletter January 2012 

THE KANSAS CITY TRACK CLUB's 34TH ANNUAL ST. PAT'S DAY RUN  

SPD Run LogoPlease Join us for the 34th Annual Westport St. Pat's Day Run on March 10, 2012 at 10 AM. This fun 4 mile run/walk begins at the intersection of Westport Rd. & Pennsylvania Ave and takes you through the heart of Westport. Proceeds benefit the Bacchus Foundation.

 REGISTER HERE


Brew To Brew Registration is OPEN
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Registration is open until the race fills up. This years race is an RRCA State Championship. Go to www.brewtobrew to see this years shirt and race information. 

RUNNING ON SOLID GROUND  

Let KCTC assist you with one of your New Year's Resolutions, "Eat better, avoid injury, train in inclement weather, run through the mental blocks, run a marathon, or simply improve your fitness level as KCTC presents "Running on Solid Ground." This series of clinics on Thurs evenings will be conducted at the KC Plaza Library's (4801 Main Street, KC, MO 64112) Lg Conference Rm from 6:30-7:30 PM with a social following at Spin Pizza (4950 Main St, KC, MO 64112).  Spin Pizza has extended a 10% discount to KCTC members after each clinic. Clinics are free and open to the public. We will raffle a Road ID gift certificate at each event!
  
January 26th - Nutritionist Shannon Beattie & Mindy Coolman present "Running Nutrition" as they discuss improving performance & health via diet.Have your questions answered on sports drink or not, post workout diet, carbo-loading, etc."

February 23rd - Dr. Tom Cotter presents "Running Form/Running Trends." Gain efficiency in your stride and hear about the benefits of minimalist running.

March 1st -Tom Cotter and Brad McCleary present "Injury Prevention/Performance Enhancement/Physiological Effects". Get the most current medical research to minimize injury while simultaneously improving performance for your spring race.

March 22nd - a sports psychologist helps runners improve motivation and to develop a strong mind. Prepare for this spring and for years to come in a promising fun filled event. 

UPCOMING TRAIL NERD RUNS

Trail Nerds

Break the winter running monotony by hitting the trails in one of these upcoming trail running events at Wyandotte County Lake Park!

Saturday January 15th
Psychodelic 5K Trail Run (Ice Breaker)
Sunday February 11th
PsychoWyco Toto Run 50K 20M 10M
Visit http://www.psychowyco.com/ for more details!   

GROUP RUNS WITH THE TRACK CLUB  

Click for details about the many group runs at www.kctrack.org
Sunday in Prairie Village-7:30am Hen House, 71st & Mission Rd
Sunday Northland Runners- 8am check for location.  
Sunday in Olathe- 9am Price Chopper at 159th & Mur-Len
Sunday In Independence- 6:30am at the old O'Charlies restaurant behind Cold Stone Creamery. 
Monday -Friday Intervals- 5pm Independence MiddleSchool
Monday New Runners Class- 5:45pm at Garry Gribbles Running Sports, Ward Parkway Center.
Monday Night Run in Waldo- 6pm 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- 7am 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 Trail Runs- off-pavement with the Trail Nerds   
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