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. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work. Daylight Saving Time has kicked in but we encourage you to still wear something that creates or reflects light for just a couple more weeks. It will be light at the start of our run, but will be dark by the time we are running the end of it. 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.
The President is holding a rally in downtown Wednesday evening, so anticipate heavier than usual traffic and lots of road closures between the airport, the Hermitage, and downtown (read more here). Please plan accordingly.
Don’t care for politics? Good thing that this week is Pint Night at Nashville Running Company. Come over to NRC immediately after the run for some free Yazoo. (FYI – NRC offer 10% off to East Nasties every day). And not only that, but it’s “Balls Out Wednesday”! Balega and TriggerPoint will be onsite with some fun games and activities – think ping pong balls, plastic spoons, Balega socks, and a TriggerPoint obstacle course!. The folks from Nut Butter Nation peanut butter will be there as well with samples for some post run fuel.
NAMI 5K – April 8th
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Davidson is a peer-led nonprofit 501.c.3 grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe and persistent mental health issues and those of their loved ones through effective and innovative support, education and advocacy. They are hosting a certified 5K Run and walk at Shelby Park on Saturday, April 8th. This is a fun event with a festival atmosphere with a village of vendors. For more information on the event, registration and volunteer opportunities, click here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.