Musica – or, as the Greeks call it, Lyricus

April 17, 2019

It’s a great night for a run run! Highlights for this week: cup washing, the raffle, and the half and full marathon post race party.

Tonight’s route is Musica. It’s an out and back, so choose your own distance. Some turn around options (mileage for round trip):
– 4 miles after crossing the pedestrian bridge
– 5 miles at Cummins Station
– 6.3ish if you do the whole route and loop around the Demonbreun roundabout

You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

Wash the cups!

*We need a volunteer to wash the cups this week*
You can sign up here. We will also do the cup cleaning raffle from last quarter tonight. Everyone who washed the cups last quarter is entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card to NRC courtesy of Rachel Schaffer and Schaffer Law Firm . There are still spots open to wash the cups for this quarter.

PARTY

Our post marathon party will be April 27th at 6pm at the Pavilion East. This party is for anyone who ran the race, cheered at the race, runs with East Nasty, has thought about running with East Nasty or knows someone who runs with East Nasty. RSVP for the event here. We’re stoked about our sponsors for this year!

Edley’s BBQ will have snacks (available until we run out).

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East Nashville Beer Works will be on tap, so bring an ID and cash to tip the bartenders. Thanks Edley’s and ENBW!

East Nasty is a non-profit organization and everything we do, including the free half and full marathon training groups, is done by volunteers. So, we are suggesting a $10 donation at the door. Please consider donating so that we can continue to do awesome running stuff!

*Bonus point if you read this all the way through.
**Double bonus if you caught the Anchorman reference in the title and read this in Ron Burgundy voice.
You stay classy, East Nasty.

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Bird is the Word

April 10, 2019

It’s a great day to run! Highlights for this week: cup cleaning raffle, race shirt pick-up, training group location change and Doggie Dash discount!

Tonight’s route is ‘Round the Bird. Please share the greenway with playground goers and the farmers market crowd. We’ll be at the Yellow House at 11th & Holly and get started at 6pm.

Cups be clean!

The cup cleaning raffle is tonight! Everyone who washed the cups last quarter is entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card to NRC courtesy of Rachel Schaffer and Schaffer Law Firm . We still need a few volunteers to sign up to wash the cups for this quarter.

Race Shirts

Look at these amazing East Nasties rocking their new race shirts! If you haven’t picked yours up yet, they will be at the Yellow House starting at 5:30. Please get them ASAP! Thanks to Juanita and Kevin for coordinating the shirt pickup. You all are awesome!

Half & Full Marathon Training

Location change: the training groups will meet at 11th & Holly on Saturday morning due to a conflict at Nissan Stadium. Check your email and social media for updates.

Doggie Dash Discount

The day after the Rock ‘N Roll Nashville Marathon is, RNR is hosting a .5 mile Doggie Dash! If you’re interested, we have an East Nasty discount code: ENASTY19


Wednesday April 3 – Spring running

April 3, 2019

Lots of news this week! Highlights: cup cleaning raffle, 2nd Annual Half/Full Marathon Cheer Station, race shirt pick-up, Hoka demo & NRC pint night

It’s a new cycle of runs, kicking off with Route 1. Board members leading Wednesday nights this quarter are Beth Meadows, Heidi Huerta and Grant England. They will be getting things started each week.

Route #1

We will start our 13 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

Cup Cleaning Sign Up and Raffle

Our 2nd Quarter of 2019 Cup Cleaning Volunteer Sign Up and Raffle is open and we need volunteers! (We’ll do the 2019 Q1 raffle at the run tonight!)

Volunteer to help wash the cups!

Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups will be entered to win $100 gift card to NRC (huge thanks to our sponsor Schaffer Law Firm). The more you volunteer, the more chances you get to win! Check out the details and Sign up on the Google doc

2nd Annual Half & Full Marathon Cheer Station

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Join us for our 2nd annual ENFL cheer station at the St. Jude Rock N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon. If you’re not running, come out to cheer on our half and full East Nasty training groups and everyone running. Rock N’ Roll awards cash prizes to the top 3 cheer stations and last year we got 2nd place. Enjoy the race with friends and help our club win some beer money! We will be located under the 11th street underpass near the coffee shop Milk and Honey in the gulch. Sign up through the facebook event page

Can’t make it, but would still love to contribute? We’re happy to take donations of food or other materials to hand out to runners. Post in the discussion and Meg or Bethany will reach out to you with details of how to help.

So put on your shiny shorty shorts, and let’s high kick these runners to the finish line!

Shirt pick-up

Shirts will be available for pick-up at the run tonight starting at 5:30! They will also be at the half & full training group on Saturday.

Hoka Demo & NRC Pint Night

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Molly, local HOKA rep, will have a few styles of HOKAS (including the Clifton, Cavu and Arahi) to demo on tonight’s run! She will be set up at 5:30pm at the yellow house (11th & Holly). You’ll leave your “old” shoes with her and then get them and a brew when you give her the HOKAS at NRC’s Pint Night after the run!


Wednesday, March 27th- Who’s ready to get Nasty?

March 27, 2019
Nasty, Nasty hills… don’t mean a thing…… Oh you Nasty hills

Route #12: The Nasty

It’s that time again! This week we culminate our 12 run series with our signature run: Route #12: The Nasty! 6 miles of the worst best hills in East Nashville. You get our famous sticker when you complete the run! If you need a little shorter run, you can run ‘Nasty Lite’ – a 3.7 mile run – but, there’s no sticker reward.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks.

RACE SHIRTS ARE HERE!

The shirts are in! Your first opportunity to pick them up will be this Saturday before the Marathon/Half training run. We will also be handing them out at NRC later that day and at the next couple of Wednesday night runs (starting on April 3rd).


Wednesday, March 20th- Church Run

March 19, 2019

Route #11

This week is Route #11 – The Church Run. East Nashville is one of the oldest communities in Nashville with many historic buildings dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Some of the most beautiful architecture is highlighted in the churches – and we pass around 15 of them on this route.  It’s a great week to invite new runners and beginners – because you can easily stop after just 2 miles of the first loop of the figure 8.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks. Help us be good neighbors to the community!

Ragnar at Nashville Running Company

After the run, head to Nashville Running Company where an ambassador from Ragnar will be there promoting the Kentuckiana Trail Race from 6pm-8pm! There will be pizza and beer (first-come, first-served) , and a sweet discount code (KY19NASHRUN) so make sure you stop by and say hi!

Times, they are a changing…..

We are currently working on a new look and new website launch for our sweet running club! We hope the new website will be more functional and easier to navigate for our current and new runners. It will mean some changes in notifications (less emails, more website and social media), but it will also be easier to find events and different runs/programs happening in East Nasty. Stay tuned…….


Wednesday, March 13th- It’s Electric!

March 13, 2019

Route #10

Tonight is Route #10: Electric Slide. This route is awesome with one of the w̶o̶r̶s̶t̶ greatest hills in East Nashville (I’m lookin’ at you Lenore……) – but you need to be extra cautious at one particular intersection. Right before the three mile mark, you turn left onto 14th from Sevier. Before you turn left onto 14th from Sevier, you need to STOP, look for traffic, then cross the street and RUN ON THE SIDEWALK on the RIGHT SIDE of 14th. BE VERY CAREFUL CROSSING 14th! For those of you who know the area, make sure you alert those around you.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!


Wednesday, March 6th – NRC Pint Night Baby!

March 6, 2019

Route #5

We’re going rouge tonight! (We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program and route #10 next week) This Wednesday is one of our most popular runs: Route #5: Walking Bridge. It’s always fun to run across the bridge and through downtown. As we run through downtown, remember that you are representing our organization and that our club’s safety, reputation, and standing in the community is a responsibility you share in. That means crossing the street only in crosswalks and intersections – never in the middle of the road. That means stopping at stoplights and to slow down and use caution at intersections. We need you to be respectful and courteous to pedestrians on the sidewalks downtown, along with other runners, cyclists, and motorists that we share the road with. Thanks for doing your part!

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

Pint Night

It’s Pint Night at Nashville Running Company after the run! If you don’t know where they are at, tonight’s route conveniently runs right past NRC – or maybe just to it. No judgement 🙂. NRC always offers a 10% discount to East Nasty runners. Have a pint of some Yazoo and pick up some new gear while you’re there! Also, Google Fiber, Top Golf, and Results Physiotherapy will be there! You don’t want to miss it!

East Nasty Rock ‘n Roll Cheer Station

If you’re not planning on running the Rock n’Roll Nashville race this year, or have family & friends looking for a place to support on the course, join the official East Nasty cheer station! Best station wins $$ for the club, and is a great time too! The cheer station will be located on 11th Ave, under Demonbreun bridge, just out of the Gulch. More details to come.