Wednesday, August 7th – Tomato Fest Week!

August 6, 2013

This is going to be a great Wednesday night and a great weekend in East Nashville…


Wednesday’s Run

Wednesday at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m.

To get us ready for this Saturday’s race, we’re going to take a hiatus from our route sequence and run the Tomato Fest 5k course.  (Here is the map) But remember, this is not the actual race… so run safely. There are a couple of places on this route where you will need to make a left turn – make sure that you cross at an intersection.

Tomato Route

Wednesday afternoon, we will be joined by our Potato to Tomato training group and by former world record holder Arturo Barrios.  This is a big moment for our couch to 5kers, so be sure to offer them a word of encouragement!   On the other end of the spectrum, Barrios is the first man to ever break 60 minutes for a half-marathon. His fast running days are behind him, but he’s always willing to give a few pointers for your next race…

Also, if you have not signed up for the race yet, folks from the Y will be at the run in the afternoon taking any last minute registrations.

Ragnar Relay

Also on Wednesday afternoon, a representative from the Ragnar Relay will be at the run giving out free swag and a promo code for $150 off!   Do not miss this chance if you are even thinking about putting together a Ragnar team.

Pint Night

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so that means pint night at Nashville Running Company.

The Festival

Of course we want you to run the 5k this Saturday morning, but if you miss the race, you need to come down to 5 Points to enjoy the festival.  As you may know, it is almost a requirement that the temperature and humidity are both over 90 for the Tomato Fest.  So every year East Nasty has a water stop for the festival.  At our booth outside of 3 Crow Bar we hand out the extra water from the race, and keep 3 coolers full of cold water to hand out to festival goers.  It is a great way to give back to the community that we love, but we need your help. We still need a couple more volunteers to take a 2-hour shift where you do three things (1) hand out water, (2) sell the soon to be released summer East Nasty tees, and (3) explain to people what “East Nasty” means.  It’s really a lot of fun, and a great way to meet people.

Sign up for  shift here.

– Mark

Shirts Update…

April 21, 2013

Shirts will be ready for pickup at Nashville Running Company no later than Wednesday evening, April 24th. We will send out more details to those who ordered a shirt as soon as they are ready!

Today is the LAST DAY to order shirts!

April 7, 2013

Today, Sunday April 7th, is the last day to order one of our spring racing shirts or singlets. Order online at:

After today, you will not be able to get one of these shirts, so get your order in ASAP!

2013 Spring Shirts Now Available for Order!

March 28, 2013

2013 Spring Race Shirts

Our Spring 2013 race shirts are now available for pre-order in our online store! Order at:

Please read these details carefully:

We have a short sleeve and a singlet option available for women, and a short sleeve and sleeveless option for men. These shirts will have our East Nasty logo on the front and a new East Nasty design on the back (were still working on that). They will not have Country Music Race specific art.

Last day to order is April 7th. If you dont order by then you will miss out – so order ASAP! Orders will be ready to pick up around April 19th. You will be able to pick them up at one of our East Nasty runs or at the Nashville Running Company store in east Nashville. We will let you know when they are ready and give more detailed info then. You MUST select the PICKUP-NO SHIPPING option during checkout to get your shirt in time for the Country Music Half/Full Marathon race on April 27th. There will not be enough time to ship these before the race.  *If you are out of town or dont need your order for the race, then select regular shipping and we will get it to you in the beginning of May. But if you’re local, we would prefer you just to pick it up. You can stop by Nashville Running Company anytime they are open to try these shirts on to find your correct size. (Note: they are closed on Sundays so dont wait until the last minute.)

If you have any questions, contact Duane at:

November 28

November 28, 2012

Tonight’s Run

Tonight we are running Route #9 – LP Field. Meet as usual – 6pm at 11th & Holly.

Christmas Party

On December 12 after the run, Phil and Gretchen Zimmerman are hosting our annual Christmas party.  We’ll have soup, beer and holiday music.  We need you to bring $5.  East Nasty has no membership fees, and we do not charge for any of our runs or training programs.  But since we are part of the Road Runners Club of America, we have to pay membership dues to maintain our insurance.  That’s what the $5 is for.

If you are willing to part with $10, we have about 80 copies of the 2013 East Nasty training log for sale.  It is amazing…

Hoodies Are In!

They came in a week earlier than expected. Yay! So, if you ordered a Hoodie, you will be able to pick it up at tonight’s run!

See you tonight! ENFL!

Wednesday, November 14

November 14, 2012

Dog Food Drive

Remember the mission of East Nasty:  “We love our neighborhood, and we exist to make East Nashville a great place to live and run, and to make running accessible to everyone in our community.”  In that light, sometime this week, Drew Landerman from the TN CO-OP is going to drop off 960 pounds of dog food for East Can.   That food, purchased with your donations, combined with the bags of food you brought last week, yielded well over 1200 pounds of food for East Can. Thanks guys!

Tonight’s Run – Route #7

Little Hollywood – 3.2 miles. Meet at 6 p.m at 11th & Holly. Wear reflective gear (and even a headlamp, too).

NRC Pint Night

After the run, everyone is invited down to Nashville Running Company for the monthly pint night.

2013 Half and Full Marathon Training

Once again, remember the mission of East Nasty:  “We love our neighborhood, and we exist to make East Nashville a great place to live and run, and to make running accessible to everyone in our community.”   To that end, we offer free half-marathon or full marathon training starting in January. While the training is free, it does not mean that everybody is ready to train for a half-marathon. Right now is the time that you need to be thinking about whether you want to try it or not. If you want to join us, we ask that you be capable of running 5 miles without walking before January. Even better, would be if you were running 3-5 miles at least 3 times a week. This is not because we are elitist – it’s pretty obvious that we are not.  This prerequisite is to keep you, the runner, uninjured and excited about running. Going from 3 miles to 13.1 miles might not seem like a lot, but in reality it is a huge jump in mileage and can lead to serious burn-out/injury.  So if you are not at 5 miles yet, you have 6 weeks to get there, and then join us in January!


Thursday is the last day to order our Fall hoodie. Try one on at Nashville Running Company after the run tonight to find your size, then order one online here.

See you tonight! ENFL!
– Mark


October 31, 2012


Today is Halloween.  I don’t know exactly what to expect, but I do know that 5 Points is going to be packed.  There is a pub crawl, tons of trick-or-treaters, and of course, our weekly Wednesday night run.  It’s an exciting night to be around East Nashville.  Run #6 takes us onto Eastland, which is swarming with kids on Halloween.  This is why we are going to repeat last week’s Run #5.  (We’ll do run #6 next week.)  Come on out and enjoy the festivities!

6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly.  (Wear reflective gear!)

1/2 Marathon/Marathon training

East Nasty started as a group of friends training for the Country Music Half-Marathon and we have offered free training ever since!   This year we are going to train for the Country Music Full Marathon as well as the Half, and there is also a group training for the Rock and Roll New Orleans races.  We’ll have details about training for the Country Music races up soon.  Plan on joining us (did I mention it’s free..) beginning the first weekend in January.   NOLA training begins this weekend!

NOLA training:   Sunday, November 4th at 9 a.m. Shelby Park.

Dog Food Drive

On November 7th, we are going to have a dog food drive for EastCan.  If you are able, please bring a bag of dog food to the run on that night.   EastCan uses this food to help alleviate some of the financial burden of fostering or adopting an animal.


December 12th is the date for our annual Christmas party.   We’ll have a bunch of great stuff to unveil.   Mark the date in your calendar!

New Hoodies

We will have new hoodies available for order in the Store later this week!

See you tonight!
– Mark