This week is Route #6: Riverside. This route requires a couple of important safety notes this week.
- First, 99% percent of the time we need you to run on the left side of the road against traffic, but on this route there is one section in Shelby Park where that changes. After passing the lake, as you are going up the hill out of Shelby Park, stay on the RIGHT side of the road. Stay alert as the hill and curve in the road make it difficult to see and be seen by cars. (This is the same hill we run DOWN after Mt Nasty on Route #12). When you reach the top, turn right and go under the train bridge, then turn left onto Riverside. Stay on the left side of Riverside in the bike lane. Remember – we share those roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars.
- Second, and speaking of bike lanes – there is a lot of construction happening on Porter road and sections of the bike lanes on both sides are temporarily closed. PLEASE be careful, watch for traffic, and use your best judgment. Don’t just dart out into traffic. You can bypass most of it if your turn right off of Porter onto Benjamin, and then left on Scott which will take you back to Eastland. Also note the new traffic light at Eastland and Chapel!
It’s still dark – so keep wearing your reflective and lighted gear. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.
Pint Night at NRC
It’s finally February – and that means Pint Night at Nashville Running Company! Come by NRC after the run for a pint of Yazoo and 10% off your in store purchase. There’s also specials on $50 shoes, $75 shoes, and 50% off select apparel. Team Magic and Orange Theory Fitness will both be there as well.