PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Percy to Radnor

September 21, 2017

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

We will meet this Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:00am at Percy Warner Golf Course Clubhouse and enjoy an awesome out and back to Radnor Lake. This is listed as 10 miles but an easy add on for more as you continue through Radnor, past the lake and head towards Franklin Rd. Hydration is usually around 4 miles out, at the start/finish, and we are back to hot fall weather so prepare properly.

***Reminder – We meet at the Golf Course parking lot, which is a left at the Cheekwood entrance.***

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

10mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1533452320

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday September 20 – Sock-A-Knee

September 19, 2017

Route #2

This week we continue our 12 week cycle with Route #2: ‘Round the Bird. 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.

This run takes us into Shelby Park and is a figure-8 route that crosses over itself. Be sure to high five each other at the intersection! Shelby Park is our local treasure and it can get pretty busy with lots of groups and events making use of it. We will be running right past the East Nashville Farmers Market – please be extra courteous and share the roads and greenway with the families and kids that will be out there. It is important for us to be good neighbors so we can continue to use the park.

Saucony Wear Test

Have you ever wanted to try a new brand of shoes on a full run but didn’t want to blindly buy a new pair? That’s why shoe companies will often come out and ofter ‘wear tests’. This Wednesday, Chad from Saucony will be set up at 11th & Holly with various models of the current Saucony footwear lineup for you to test out during the run. Chad will have the Kinvara, Hurricane, Ride, Freedom and Guide, so be sure to get there early to grab your size in the model that you want to test! Wear them for the run, and then return them after the run is over. Easy as that!

A quick note about our pace groups

The primary reason we leave in pace groups is the gaps it creates between smaller groups of runners. This helps with traffic flow at intersections and crossings allowing cars and others to get through between our pace groups. We don’t want to be a parade! So, listen up for the your pace and start with that group, or wait for the next one. Please don’t start in between groups on your own. Remember, our pace groups start at sub 8-min and go all the way to plus 10-min.

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Stones River Greenway

September 14, 2017

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

Construction is complete! Time to get back out to Donelson and run the Stones River Greenway. This Saturday, September 16th, we will start at 7am from the Kohl’s parking lot trail head. I repeat, 7am. It’s staying dark longer, it’s cooler, and now you get to sleep in too!

Starting towards the dam, where there are now drinking fountains and bathrooms, we’ll turn and head back towards the start. This portion is 6 miles. Grab a drink at the start/finish and head out the other way for any additional mileage you desire. Don’t go too far, you can find yourself downtown Nashville needing a ride back. Several people are still going long for their fall marathon so make sure you partner up before the run starts and make those miles a little easier with some good company.

12mi Route – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1533489457

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday Sept 13 – Turning Seasons

September 13, 2017

Welcome to the fall quarter of East Nasty! After crushing The Nasty last Wednesday, we start our cycle of 12 runs all over again this week with Route #1. Board members leading this quarter of Wednesday nights are President Jeremy Taylor and Rachel Lawson. Look for them each week making announcements and getting the run going. With the days growing shorter, it’s time to start thinking about wearing lighted and reflective gear on our evening runs.

Route #1

Back to the beginning of our 12 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. (It’s actually not quite a 5K, but just 3 miles. Thus the “ish”) We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. This is a great week to invite someone new! If you do, encourage them to READ HERE for info on how our Wednesday night runs work. After the run, it should be a great night to recover with…

Pint Night at VERTICITY!

Our new neighbors just around the corner, VERTICITY indoor cycling studio (on Russell between 10th and 11th) are hosting all of our runners this week for Pint Night after our run! Stop by their studio for a free beer and meet their awesome team of “Pack Leaders!” Remember, they donate a portion of the funds from their 5:00PM Wednesday ride every week to support what we do! Feel free to ask about their First Ride Free, sign up for a class, or just thank them for their support of our mission and our beloved East Nashville community.

 

Cup Cleaning Raffle

Congrats to Haley – our Summer Quarter Cup Cleaning Volunteer Raffle Winner! Our Fall Quarter Volunteer Raffle sign up is open and we need volunteers!
Volunteer to help wash the cups!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-12 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-12 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 FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

Doing Your Part

As we start a new season, It’s important to remember that running with 200 people is different than running on your own. We need you to run on the sidewalks or to the far left side of the road – never in the middle of the road. We need you to cross the street only in crosswalks and intersections – never in the middle of the road. We need you to stop at stoplights and to slow down and use caution at intersections. We need you to be respectful and courteous to other runners, cyclists, and motorists that we share the road with. We need you to do these things for your safety, the safety of your fellow runners, and to help the club maintain its mission of being a positive force in the community and not a burden to it. Our club’s safety, reputation, and standing in the community is a responsibility you share in. If you see someone out of line on the run – call them out on it! Veterans, remember that new people are looking to you – be mindful of that and set a good example.

East Nasty is a 100% volunteer run group. No one gets paid. We are all here for the same reasons you are. To have fun, stay active, and get in a great run with friends. 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. We must each do our part. ENFL!


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – 12 in 12 South

September 7, 2017

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

Why are we starting at 6am again this Saturday, September 9th? 12 South is our highest attended run time after time and we want to keep you all safe by getting out there before the traffic.

Back by popular demand, we will have Dollar Donation Day this weekend. If you enjoy running with us and the support of fluids on course, please bring a dollar to donate. It’s certainly not required but is appreciated. I cover the costs of hydration, ice, cups, and garbage bags each week. One dollar from each of you goes a long way in supporting this group.

Starting and finishing at the Sevier Park Shelter, this run brings you into both Oak Hills and Green Hills, and then down Belmont Blvd and into the city for the longer run. We offer two distance options, and even though it is not an out-and-back, you can modify this run to your liking. Though there are several lots throughout the park, parking where we meet fills up fast. Show up early so you have plenty of time to park and start with the group.

8mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/755024315
12mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/717094933

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday Sept 6 – Run, Help, & Drink

September 6, 2017

This week: run The Nasty, get the sticker, help out some 4-legged flood victims, and share a pint with your pals – can’t ask for a better East Nashville night than that. Read on…

Route #12: The Nasty

Here we are once again. This week we culminate our 12 run series with our signature run: Route #12: The Nasty! 6 miles of the worst best hills in East Nashville. You get our famous bumper sticker when you complete the run! If you need a little shorter run, you can run ‘Nasty Lite’ – a 3.7 mile run – but, there’s no sticker reward.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. 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.

Upper 60s and low humidity – should be a beautiful night for a run! We will do our Cup Cleaning Raffle drawing for this quarter right before the run – thanks to all of you cup cleaning volunteers! And be sure to say thanks to East Nasty Board Members Meg, Drew, and Duane for hosting this quarter of Wednesday nights!

Harvey Relief at 3 Crow – Bottled Water and Pet Supplies

3 Crow Bar, in partnership with Fox Moving and Storage – Nashville, will be collecting donations for Lone Star Flood Relief this Wednesday and Thursday. The 3 Crow location is collecting only bottled water and pet supplies. You can drop off water and pet supplies (such as dog and cat food, cat litter, crates, blankets, toys) at the Fox Moving and Storage truck parked in the 3 Crow Bar parking lot before or after the run!

Pint Night at NRC

Not only is it The Nasty this week, but it’s also the first Wednesday of the month – which means Pint Night at Nashville Running Company. Drop off your donation, finish the run, get your sticker, then head over to NRC for a well earned pint from Yazoo Brewing CompanyTopgolf Nashville will be in store discussing their new location opening here in Nashville this Fall…plus handing out cool swag! Also on hand, Pet Community Center will be promoting their walk/run teams raising money to end pet homelessness! More info here: http://www.runforpetcommunitycenter.org/


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Grassland

August 31, 2017

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

One of our most scenic routes, and with so many Bandits requesting longer options this coming Saturday, 9/2, this is the best we have. We will be starting from the Grassland Middle School parking lot off of Hillsboro Rd at 6:00am. We will continue the 6:00am starts for two more weeks given the long distance many people are going.

This route is an out and back run, offering rolling hills, horse farms and amazing ‘Nashville Country’ views. Hydration is located at mile 3, and a church with bathrooms at 5 miles, giving a perfect 10 mile (or maybe its 11) out and back. Some people may choose to go long and do 10 miles before turning back, but 6, 8, 10, or even additonal mile options are just as beautiful. All speeds are welcome, and we will have groups of varying distance so no one should have to run alone! If you have not run this route, this is a run you should not miss!

Up to 20mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/710563785

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.