Saturday, May 26, 2012

Kansas City Track Club Happenings

KCTC Summer Race Series Begins June 2nd
Want to get more out of running? This is a running series for everyone! It is designed to provide motivation and fun for runners or walkers whether you are a beginner or a veteran; slow or extremely talented, you can participate and WIN! There is no limitation on the bling you can bring home!


Once you have secured your spot at Hospital Hill, make sure you stop by the KC Track Club booth #206 at the Health and Fitness Expo located at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Expo Hours are Thursday, May 31 from 3-7 p.m. and Friday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. We have great give-aways!

Be on the lookout for the KCTC Elite team running at Hospital Hill! The line up: Paul Hefferon, Nick Comiskey, Benson Chesang and Jay Golonka.    


Courtney is new to running and learning the ins and outs by getting involved in the running community. She started running and got healthy after losing her second child to a stillbirth. Instead of letting the grief be self destructive, she decided to find a healthy way to grieve. Through healthy eating, running, and strength training she was able to shed pounds and move forward with her life in a healthy way. Her love for running started on a snowy Monday night in January when she joined Lou's New Runners Class. She hasn't stopped running and  helps out with Lou's class to encourage new runners. Within one year from starting to run, she has been able to finish a half marathon, start training for a marathon, and lead a group run with the track club.

Outreach: Courtney loves meeting runners through volunteering at races, promoting KCTC at health fairs, and helping with social media for the track club. Courtney also leads a Saturday Group Run in Lee's Summit.
Running Goals: Finish a marathon and run Hood To Coast.
Favorite Race Distance: 15K


Break the monotony and hit the trails in one of these upcoming trail events at Wyandotte County Lake Park!

Saturday June 16th: Summer Intro 2.8 Mile Trail Run
Friday June 29th: Rock the Night Away 5K 10K Half 
Saturday July 8th: Psychodelic 5K Trail Run
Saturday July 14 : Psycho Summer Trail Run 50K 20M 10M 
Visit for more details!   

Brew To Brew Results in BIG Donations!
Lou Joline presented checks for Brew To Brew donations this week in the amounts of $55,000 to Cystic Fibrosis, $5,000 to Shriners, $1,000 for the water rescue group at the boat crossing  and $1,700. to  St. Joseph School for the Deaf . Thanks so much to everyone that made this possible!


Click for details about the many group runs at
Sunday in Prairie Village-7:30a Hen House, 71st & Mission  
Sunday Northland Runners- 7am Macken Park, NKC  
Sunday In Independence- 7:30am at the old O'Charlies  
Monday -Friday Intervals- 5pm Independence Middle School
Monday Intervals- 6pm at Liberty Memorial.
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 Olathe - 8am Price Chopper at 159th & Mur-Len
Saturday Long Trail Run in Lawrence- 7am Clinton Lake.
Every Day Trail Runs- off-pavement with the Trail Nerds 

Men's shoe and footwear BLOWOUT Memorial Day sale at LeftLane Sports! Shop now and save 65% off retail on GoLite, Hi-Tec, Reef & more! Sale closes 5/29 at 7 AM PST.

Memorial Day Sale - Get 25% Off Vibram FiveFingers Bikila Shoes At Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC).  Expires 5/28/2012 At 11:59PM EST.

20% Off All Shoes at Climb High

Canari Flash Sale - Save Up To 55% On Cycling Jerseys, Jackets & Shorts At TheClymb.  Expires 5/28/2012 At 8:00AM PST.

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