This week is Route #3: Musica and features a good stretch on the (tricky to pronounce?) street named after Nashville’s ‘first citizen’: Timothy Demonbreun. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your mileage. It’s about 4 miles if you turn around right after crossing the pedestrian bridge. It’s about 5 miles if you turn around at Cummins Station. And it’s about 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of intersections and traffic on this route. Please be especially courteous, use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals – don’t dart out into traffic! The heat and humidity of Middle Tennessee summer is fully upon us, so be sure to keep hydrated before, during, and after our runs!
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 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.
Cup Cleaning Volunteers Needed
We still need a few more volunteers to sign up for cup cleaning volunteer raffle slots for this quarter!
Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups will be entered to win $100 gift card to NRC. The more you volunteer, the more chances you get to win. We will draw a winner at the end of every quarter – so you have a 1-in-13 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-13 chance if you volunteer twice, etc. Big thanks to Schaffer Law Firm for sponsoring this program! Here’s how it works: 1) Sign up on the Google doc. 2) Take the cups home. 3) Wash them. 4) Post a pic on social media showing you washed them and tag our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.
East Nashville Tomato 5K
The East Nashville Tomato 5K is our ‘home race’ and every year East Nasty comes out in force. It’s also the 5K that our P2Ters train to run! The race is set for August 11th, 2018 (Tomato Fest day!) and registration is open. Details and registration here: http://www.ymcamidtn.org/events/east-nashville-tomato-5k-2018
Want to clean our your closet, give back to those in need, and help our club? Our pals at Nashville Running Company have partnered with Sneakers4Funds which collects gently worn shoes to go to microenterprises in developing nations. These shoes become their inventory – Sneakers4funds give them shoes to get started, and then as they sell shoes, they can buy more! Even better, this partnership allows NRC to provide funds from donated sneakers to a local non-profit of our choice – and they’ve selected East Nasty as the local non-profit to benefit! It’s a win-win-win! For more info, check out http://sneakers4funds.com/. So, gather your shoes, drop them in a bin at NRC, and help out others!!