Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kansas City Track Club News - Feb 2012‏

Kansas City Track Club Newsletter February 2012 


st pats logoPlease Join us for the 34th Annual Westport St. Pat's Day Run, March 10th at 10 AM. New this year is a green running shirt for each participant. Get your costumes ready! We are giving away green KCTC Logo neck warmers to the first 180 runners that show up on race day with a costume. Bring your camera! We have 4 leprechauns for a photo op. This fun 4 mi run/walk begins at Westport Rd. & Pennsylvania Ave &takes you through the heart of Westport. Proceeds benefit the Bacchus Foundation/The Childrens Place.


Brew To Brew Registration is OPEN
brew to brew shirt
Registration is open Get your team together!  This years race is an RRCA State Championship which means some really great awards and perks! The top winners will receive a Mizuno Breathe Thermo top and Top Team Winners receive Mizuno gloves.
New this year- the Kansas Beef Council has donated $2,500. and will be handing out beef sticks to finishers. www.brewtobrew.com


The Hospital Hill Run has been one of the premiere half marathons in the country and a Kansas City tradition for 39 years. Many of you may have made running their first half marathon, or even running this half marathon, one of your New Year's resolutions for 2012. The Kansas City Track Club can help. Although the race isn't until June 2, 2012, it is never too soon to start training.

If you are new to running, or just new to half marathon training, you should start by working on your base. This means increasing your distance or speed in increments over time. The weekend, weekday group runs and intervals sponsored by the KCTC are the perfect place to meet fellow runners that can give you advice, motivate you and help you reach your goals. There are no set distances and these free group runs are perfect for those just starting out. Please see the list below to find a group run near you.

Once we get into spring, the Track Club will provide interval training and courses in conjunction with the long runs of your week to help you hit your goal, and also help you prepare for the infamously hilly terrain of the Hospital Hill Run course. You will get weekly updates from us regarding locations, course maps and distances, with running partners and group leaders to help you along the way!


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!

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 - Hospital Hill Run Race Director Beth Salinger will be giving presentations about training for the race on March 22nd- "Preparing for your initial Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon at 6:30" and "Race Strategies and Advance Training Tips for the Hill at 7:30.  


Trail Nerds

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

Saturday March 3rd
Mrs. Robinson's Romp 5K, 10K

Saturday April 21st
Free State Trail Runs 100K, 40M, 26.2M, Half  

Visit http://www.psychowyco.com/ for more details!   


Click for details about the many group runs at www.kctrack.org
Sunday in Prairie Village-7:30a Hen House, 71st & Mission 
Sunday Northland Runners- 8am check for location.  
Sunday in Olathe- 9am Price Chopper at 159th & Mur-Len
Sunday In Independence- 7:30am at the old O'Charlies  
Monday -Friday Intervals- 5pm Independence MiddleSchool
Monday New Runners Class- 5:45pm at Ward Pkwy 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 
Tuesday Northland Run- 5:30pm at Macken Park, North KC
Wednesday Night Run- 6:15pm different location each week.
Thursday Leawood Runners- 5:30pm Leawood Middle School
Thursday Northland Run- 5:30pm at Macken Park, North KC
Saturday Near The Plaza- 7am Aixois at 55th & Brookside
Saturday Downtown-  8am Panera Bread, 2405 Grand, KCMO
Saturday Lee's Summit- 7am Gusto Coffee, 3390 Fascination
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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