Wednesday April 19 – Back to Shelby, Race Weekend Events, …and a ‘Nashville’ detour

Sorry for the delayed post – lots of info this week to share…

Route #4

This week we head back into Shelby Park for Route #4: The Big Shelby Loop.  99% percent of the time we need you to run on the left side of the road against traffic, but on this route it’s safer to run on the right side on Davidson Street once you’re in the park. When you make the right turn from Davidson to head up the Sevier/Naval hill, get back over to the left side of the road. As Rudyard Kipling wrote, and my friend Hal always says, be sure to “keep your wits about you” while running in the park. Remember we share those roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. 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.

NOTE: The ‘Nashville’ TV show is currently filming on Fatherland Street. If they are still blocking the street tonight (probably), we will run the out-and-back portion of the route on Holly instead of on Fatherland. The rest of the route will be the same. 

Salomon Sonic Wear Test – Tonight!

Show up before the run tonight at NRC if you want to try out a pair of the new Salomon Sonic road shoe. Yes! A “wear test” means that you can actually take a pair of shoes out for a run without having to purchase them!

Rock n Roll Weekend

The Rock n Roll (formerly Country Music) Marathon and Half-Marathon is April 29 – less than 2 weeks away! It’s a big weekend for East Nasty with lots of opportunities for you to be involved…

1) Cheer Station

East Nasty started 13 years ago when a handful of runners decided to train together for the race and each year we have more and more runners training to run 13.1 or 26.2 miles. By far, the most amazing thing you can experience during a difficult race is having your friends and family out there cheering for you and acknowledging your hard work. So, we are hosting our first official East Nasty Cheer Station for 2017! Stop by for a few hours that day or spend the whole day cheering! Any amount of support you can offer is greatly appreciated.

Location: On Woodland St between 6th and 7th Streets. It’s the perfect spot to support runners as they come thru our neighborhood on the lonely marathon-only route. Plus, this location is close enough to the finish line that half marathoners can join us when they finish their race.

Time frame: Approx. 7:30am to 2:30pm. Show up in your East Nasty gear!

Volunteers:
We could use some help with set-up, tear-down, and a few other things! Sign up to help out here:  Cheer Station Volunteer Google Doc

2) Annual Post Race Party

After running or cheering in the morning, get in a nap and then join us for one of our biggest events of the year- our annual post-race celebration! (Whether you ran or not.)

What: East Nasty Post-Rock n’ Roll Race Celebration
Featuring: Local Taco, Yazoo, Awards, Friends, and Fun!
Who: Everyone  – even if you didn’t run.
Where: The Pavilion East
When: Saturday, April 29th.  6:00 – 10:00 pm
How much: $10 suggested donation

Volunteers:
Putting on the party is a lot of work and we can always use help! We need volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and a couple things during the event. Sign up to help out here: Post-race Party Volunteers Google Doc

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