PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Stones River Greenway

December 8, 2016

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

Baby it’s going to be cold outside but we’re still running! This Saturday from the Kohl’s parking lot in Donelson, we will start at 7:30am for an enjoyable out and back greenway run for any distance of your choosing.

Don’t let the cold scare you, it gives you an excuse to stop by Shipley’s Do-Nuts after!

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/717079399

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday December 7th – Baby, It’s Nasty Outside

December 6, 2016

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Route #12: The Nasty

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 bumper 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 (and 6am). Meet at 5:30pm and join the Lasty Nasties if you are a run/walker and want to get a head start. We have 12 different routes that we cycle through on Wednesdays, which means that we run each one 4 times per year. (We fill in the gaps with some random runs.) So it works out that we get to experience each route in each season (more or less). So this is the ‘winter’ Nasty – it will be chilly and dark – so be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light! Then throw on a hoodie and come down to 3 Crow Bar to celebrate completing the run with all your peeps!

Christmas Party – Next Week

Don’t forget, our annual Christmas Party is NEXT Wednesday night Dec 14th immediately after the run. Bring $10 and your East Nasty cheer! Because of that, there is no Pint Night this week, but Nashville Running Company will be donating this month’s keg to the party next week. Thanks, NRC! Also, we will have some remaining East Nasty shirts and gear available for purchase at the party.

Thanks, Smith & Lentz!

Big thanks to Smith & Lentz Brewing for hosting the Bluegrass Christmas Tree Lighting event last night. We had a great turnout and raised a couple hundred bucks for the club!

2017 Half and Full Marathon Training

Look for details and sign up info tomorrow! Training starts Saturday morning January 7th in Shelby Park…


Wednesday Nov 30th – Holiday Spirits

November 29, 2016

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Route #11

This week we get back on track with Route #11 – The Church Run. East Nashville is one of the oldest communities in Nashville. Many buildings date back to the late 1800’s early 1900’s, and some of the most beautiful architecture is highlighted in the churches. This route is a figure 8 loop that will feature many of these old churches – we will pass about 13 churches in all. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm (and 6am). Meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties if you are a run/walker. Be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light. Since this route is a figure 8, its 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.

Next week is our signature route, #12 The Nasty, and the last chance in 2016 to earn your official East Nasty sticker!

Beers, Bluegrass, and Christmas Tree Lights

Monday night Dec 5th at 7pm, Smith & Lentz Brewing is hosting a Bluegrass Christmas Tree Lighting event at their taproom at 903 Main St – and its fundraiser for East Nasty! Join us to light up the Christmas tree in the taproom and bring your dancing shoes as ‘Hops to Mouth’, hailing from the hills of South Inglewood, will perform a blend of traditional bluegrass and original material with a dash of humor. The band features former ENOW Donica Elliott on banjo! $1 of each pint you buy that night will be donated to East Nasty! Shotgun Willie’s BBQ will also be there slinging brisket and sausage and sides.

Cup Washing Volunteers Needed

We need a few more volunteers for the rest of this year. Will you help out? East Nasty relies entirely on volunteers. One of our simplest, but most important needs each week is washing the water cups. Here’s how it works: 1) Take the cups home after the run on Wednesday. 2) Wash them. 3) Bring them back the next week. Easy stuff. Please sign up here.

Volunteer to help wash the cups!

Christmas Party

Don’t forget, our annual Christmas Party is Wednesday night Dec 14th immediately after the run. Bring $10 and your East Nasty cheer! Instead of having a monthly Pint Night on Dec 7th, Nashville Running Company will be donating this month’s keg to the party on the 14th. Thanks, NRC!

2017 Half and Full Marathon Training

More details coming soon, but mark your calendars: training starts Saturday morning January 7th in Shelby Park…


2017 Destination Race: Cyber Monday Discount – Chattanooga Marathon (and Half)

November 28, 2016

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By popular demand we will once again be heading down for the Chattanooga Marathon (and Half) for our spring destination race the weekend of March 3-5th, 2017. We had over 40 Nasties go and run last year and everyone had a great time – so we’re going back! Like last year, we will probably coordinate a meet up Friday night, a shake out run on Saturday morning, dinner for Saturday night, and a group photo before the race on Sunday. Sign up for the race and join us for a fun weekend in Chatty!

They are having a great CYBER MONDAY SALE: Save 25% on any race (excluding the Kid’s Fun Run). Use code ‘THANKSGIVING’ for discount. Offer valid through Monday, November 28th at 11:59 pm EST. REGISTER TODAY!

www.chattanoogamarathon.com

(If you don’t register today, you can register at any time using code ‘EASTNASTY’ for 20% off.)


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Shelby Greenway

November 25, 2016

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Anyone that wants to get in a run tomorrow morning, let’s plan to meet at the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at 7:30am and do the Greenway. Due to the holiday weekend, this run will be most likely unsupported by hydration, so having water fountains on both ends of the Greenway does make it nice.

Let’s plan to get 8 miles in doing the lollipop loop in the park and people that want extra can either circle back or add on around the lake or even head to the stadium.

8mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/723520923

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday Nov 23rd – Gobble Gobble

November 22, 2016

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Pre-Thanksgiving Run

Yes! We do meet for a run the day before Thanksgiving.  (In fact, we have not missed a Wednesday run since June 2008.)  We usually have a smaller crowd on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so we get to run something a little different. We’ll be doing Route #7 Little Hollywood – but we will be running it in reverse direction! So plan on joining us at 6am or 6pm at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville.

Thanksgiving Morning Runs

Many of you will be running The Boulevard Bolt on Thursday morning, but if you would rather burn off some pre-turkey calories here on the East Side, you have a couple of options.

The Riverside Screw is a free group run in East Nashville on Thanksgiving morning. Parking is available in Shelby Park under the railroad bridge near the entrance of Shelby Bottoms Greenway. Meet at 7:50 AM. We will walk to Riverside using the new Shelby Bottoms trailhead. The run starts at 8 AM. We will run along Riverside to McGavock Pike and back. This is an out-and-back fun run, so feel free to turn around whenever you want. This will be hilly. If you don’t like hills, this is not the run for you. This is NOT a closed course. Obey all traffic signs. Runner assumes all liability. There may be fabulous prizes…

Go East Go Eat is a 5 mile run (or the ever popular shorter Pumpkin Pie 3.14 option – get it?) at 6:20am at the Shelby Bottom Nature Center followed by breakfast at Eastwood Christian Church at 8am. All are welcome to the run and breakfast. Please let them know if you are coming so they can be sure to have enough food.

Christmas Party

Our Annual Christmas party is set for Wednesday December 14th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Phil & Gretchen Zimmerman’s house just down the street from our meeting spot for some food and drinks. This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $10 to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, uniforms for the Stratford High Cross Country Team, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

Destination Race 2017

By popular demand we will once again be heading down for the Chattanooga Marathon and Half Marathon for our spring destination race the weekend of March 3-5th, 2017. We had over 40 Nasties go and run last year and everyone had a great time – so we’re going back! Like last year, we will probably coordinate a meet up Friday night, a shake out run on Saturday morning, dinner for Saturday night, and a group photo before the race on Sunday. Sign up for the race and join us for a fun weekend in Chatty! They are having an incredible 25% Off Sale this weekend Black Friday thru Cyber Monday – so REGISTER this weekend for the lowest possible price!

2017 Half and Full Marathon Training

More details coming soon, but mark your calendars: training starts Saturday morning January 7th in Shelby Park..


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Percy Warner to Radnor Lake

November 17, 2016

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

Meeting at 7:30am, by popular demand, at the Percy Warner 9 hole club house, this is an out and back route allowing you any mileage of your choosing!

Enjoy a fun run along Tyne Blvd and into Radnor Lake. Turning at the welcome center (where they have bathrooms!) will get you about 10 miles, but you can go further and enjoying the path along the lake.

Remeber, you can park at the golf course club house, just go left at the enterance to Cheekwood.

12mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/604730000

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.