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.
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…