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. Once again we will be running near the East Nashville Farmer’s Market – so please be courteous to the adults and kids that we share the park and greenway with. Be mindful of walkers, cyclists, and cars that we share the roads with as well.
We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. It’s gonna be hot again this week – so be sure to bring some fluids and hydrate before and after the run. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work.
If you are a run/walker, check out our Lasty Nasty group on facebook to see if anyone is meeting early to run/walk. Most of that group is participating in, or volunteer coaching, our P2T Couch-to-5K program. You may see some of those new Nasties in the park during the run – be sure to give them a good shout out! We are so proud of all the hard work they have been doing over the past few weeks!
2018 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Kickoff Party
Registration for the 2018 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon opens on Monday, July 17! Celebrate with St. Jude and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon at Soulshine Pizza for free food, drinks and prizes. Details here: http://bit.ly/2tqRUql Raffle prizes include Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series swag and complimentary entries and VIP for the 2018 race. If you go to the event, please mention that you are with East Nasty! If 50 or more East Nasties show up, the club could win some sweet prizes including race entries and race day VIP passes! ($5 valet parking available at Soulshine)
Be sure to sign up for our ‘homecoming’ race – the YMCA Tomato 5K on August 12th. Hundreds of Nasties run this race each year and it kicks off one of the best days of the summer, the annual East Nashville Tomato Fest. You don’t wanna miss it!
Weekend Long Runs
We’ve got 2 options for you for free weekend long runs this summer and fall.
PR Bandits – Saturdays. East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings. Check them out on Facebook HERE and watch for their posts here on this blog. This Saturday’s run starts at 6:o0am at Bongo East.
Fall Marathon Training – Sundays. Board member Alyce Scrivner is leading long runs on Sundays training for fall half and full marathons. These runs are supported, but less structured than our spring training program. Weekly details for these runs will be through email so you will need to contact Alyce at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get on that list