Wednesday Nov 22 – Turkey Time

Pre-Thanksgiving Run – Route #11

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 things are a little more casual. We will run Route #11 – The Church Run. The full route is 4.4 miles or you can cut it short for just 2 miles of the first loop of the figure 8.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. 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. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks. Help us be good neighbors and reflect our club well to the community!

Thanksgiving Morning Runs

Maybe you’re running The Boulevard Bolt on Thursday morning, but if you’re like me, you would rather avoid the traffic and burn off some pre-turkey calories here on the East Side. We have a couple of FREE options for you – both in Shelby Park, one earlier than the other.

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 7:45 AM. We will walk to Riverside using the 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.

Holiday Party

Our annual holiday party is set for Wednesday December 13th. 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. (Note: We ask that you don’t go over to the Zimmerman’s early. Please wait until after the run, so we can get everything set up properly. Thanks!) 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 $$ 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, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

2018 Half and Full Marathon Training

More details coming soon, but mark your calendars: training starts Saturday morning January 6th 2018 in Shelby Park…

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