East Nasty meets every Wednesday night, year round, for a run and some hang time. This is our ‘main event’ and the best way to get plugged into the group. Rain or shine, hot or cold – we run. There is nothing to sign up to participate, no email list to join – just show up, find your appropriate pace group, and run. We meet every Wednesday at 6pm at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville. Each week there is a 3-6 mile route. We have 12 different runs that we follow sequentially. You can find links to maps of each route over in the right side menu column on this website. Check the blog posts on the main page of this site each week to see which route we are running. All running abilities welcome, but most of our runners can at least run a 12 minute mile. If you’re slower than that, please come, just make sure you partner up with someone for safety. There are usually over 150 runners on any given Wednesday. Dogs and strollers are welcome, too. Bring a change of clothes, your ID, some $$$ and join us for a beverage and/or some food at 3 Crow Bar after the run! (Wednesdays are 2-for-1 at 3 Crow)
Safety: Please, do not run in the middle of the road! We are a large group and we want to be considerate of our East Nashville neighbors and community – and most importantly, we need to be safe. If we police ourselves, then we don’t have to worry about getting in trouble from the city. Always run against traffic as far to the left side of the road as possible – on the sidewalk if you can. Always wear reflective gear when it gets dark!
Parking: You can find street parking in and around 5 Points, but be mindful of fire hydrants, No Parking signs, and blocking in other cars. Do not park behind the YCAP building, the YCAP gym, or in the church lot in the alley. Both buildings host groups that meet on Wednesday evenings and we need to be respectful of their property and access to their vehicles. Always lock your vehicle and hide your valuables – don’t be an easy target.