Ten Years of Wednesday Night Runs
East Nasty founder Mark Miller started training people for the Country Music Half Marathon way back in 2005, but our Wednesday night runs started in the summer of 2008 and quickly became something special. A weekly opportunity to meet up with other runners of all levels, meet some new people, get in some miles, explore the growing East Nashville neighborhood, and have some drinks and laughs together – all without any kind of fees or costs or catch. It started with just 10 or 12 people and has grown to the 200+ people we see every week. We’ve had thousands of runners run with us over the years. So many people who started or made huge steps in the fitness journey have run with us – from first time 5Kers to Boston Marathoners to Ironman All World Gold athletes – all part of the East Nasty family. Come out this week at our regular time and regular place to celebrate running together on Wednesday nights for TEN YEARS! Mark Miller, the Godfather himself, will be there – and we hope you will be, too!
Route #12: The Nasty
It seems only appropriate that we celebrate 10 years with our signature run: Route #12: The Nasty! 6 miles of the
worst best hills in East Nashville. As usual you will get a sticker when you complete The Nasty – one that you will want to add to your collection 😉 If you need a little shorter run, you can run ‘Nasty Lite’ – a 3.7 mile run.
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/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:30pm 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.
New Board Members!
We are excited to announce the new additions to our Board of Directors! We had so many incredibly smart, hard-working, quality people interested in joining the Board that it was a joy but no easy task to make our selections. Thank you so much to all of you who applied – we hope to get all of the applicants more involved in the club’s operations as we develop future leaders. For this season we’re adding 5 new Board members – replacing 3 retiring members and adding 2 additional seats. Our new Board members are: Amy Smith (Our incomparable Potato to Tomato program coordinator, Nashville Sports Council pro, and loves M&Ms more than you do), Kevin Howard (Our 2018 Half Marathon Training co-coordinator, realtor, triathlete, and the only guy who irons his running shirt before every run), Ben Katz (3-time Marathoner, Lawyer, and captain of his High School Curling Team), Grant England (former Trainer/Coach with Metro Schools, rock-star volunteer, and dad-joke expert), and Donica Elliot (Trail Ultra-Marathoner, PR pro, and mom to ‘Nashville’s Most Fit Dog’). Please congratulate and welcome them to the Board! They will start a 2-year term later this year and you’ll be seeing much more of them!
Tower Market & Deli – Special!
On Sunday June 24, Tower Market and Deli is donating 10% of sales profit to East Nasty! Be sure to go in that day, order a delicious sandwich, tell the cashier you are with East Nasty, and help give back to the club! Thank you!
Potato to Tomato FREE Couch-to-5K Training
Our 2018 P2T training started up this past weekend! It’s not too late to join! Grab a friend and start a new fitness journey with us like so many other have! Get info and sign up here: eastnastyforlife.com/p2t and join the Facebook page here: facebook.com/eastnastyp2t