Wednesday Sept 26 – The Nasty

September 26, 2018

Route #12: The Nasty

It’s that time 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 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, 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.

Lighted and Reflective Gear

This week is the first week of Fall and it will be dark before the end of the run tonight. It’s time to start wearing something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Its pretty dark in parts of Shelby Park. Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.


Wednesday Sept 19 – Running For A Cause

September 19, 2018

Route #11

This week is Route #11 – The Church Run. East Nashville is one of the oldest communities in Nashville with many historic buildings dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Some of the most beautiful architecture is highlighted in the churches – and we pass around 15 of them on this route.  It’s a great week to invite new runners and beginners – because you can easily stop after just 2 miles of the first loop of the figure 8.

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 want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm 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. Help us be good neighbors to the community!

Pancreatic Cancer 5K

Reps from the Pancreatic Cancer 5k will be onsite tonight to get you signed up for that race on September 29th. Register at: http://purplestride.org/nashville

Nashville AIDS Walk & 5K Run

The 27th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is a family-friendly event that has raised more than $3 million to help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. On October 6th, hundreds of supporters will gather in Public Square Park to bring awareness and celebrate all of the great work of Nashville CARES. Highlights include: Downtown course, chip timed run, tshirt, community fair, Kids Fun Zone, awards for top racers and fundraisers, and new this year a one mile fun run!
Register at: https://give.nashvillecares.org/event/27th-annual-nashville-aids-walk-and-5k-run/e163036
EAST NASTY RUNNERS receive $5 off entry fee when using promo code EASTNASTY at checkout! That makes the 5K just $25!


Wednesday Sept 12 – Rock’n’Roll Discount Codes

September 12, 2018

Route #10

Tonight is Route #10: Electric Slide. This route is awesome with one of the w̶o̶r̶s̶t̶ greatest hills in East Nashville – but you need to be extra cautious at one particular intersection. Right before the three mile mark, you turn left onto 14th from Sevier. Before you turn left onto 14th from Sevier, you need to STOP, look for traffic, then cross the street and RUN ON THE SIDEWALK on the RIGHT SIDE of 14th. BE VERY CAREFUL CROSSING 14th! For those of you who know the area, make sure you alert those around you.

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. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Rock’n’Roll Nashville and VEGAS Discounts!

Who doesn’t LOVE a good discount code!?! Here are two for you:

First, if you’re planning to do the Nashville Rock’n’Roll Half or Full Marathon on April 27th 2019, registration is open and our discount code is ENASTY19. It’s good for $10 off registration for all distances and can be used through 4/21/2019. Planning is underway for our annual training program to begin again in January 2019!

Anybody doing Las Vegas on November 11th 2018? Rock’n’Roll has also provided a discount code for that event and an invitation to participate in their Run Club Challenge. The discount code is EASTNASTY10, good for $10 off the marathon, half or 10k. It’s good regardless of whether a group participates or not, but they’re also providing one complimentary registration for every ten using the code plus a few other perks for groups. Board member Kevin Howard has more information, so if anyone is planning on participating, email him at training@eastnastyforlife.com 


Wednesday Sept 5 – Titans Stadium and Pint Night!

September 5, 2018

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Route #9

September means it’s football time! This week is Route #9: Nissan Stadium – home to your Tennessee Titans! Please be sure to cross 10th street at the stop-sign and crosswalk at 10th & Fatherland. The increase in density and parking on 10th has made visibility much more difficult – so we need you to be sure to stop at the stop sign, use the crosswalk, and absolutely not cross in the middle of the road. Check out the route map on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/8843009

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. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Pint Night!

It’s the first Wednesday of the month – which means it’s Pint Night at Nashville Running Company! Free beer and 10% off everything in the store located at 820 Woodland Street. Tonight’s route conveniently runs right past NRC – or maybe just to it. No judgement 🙂


Wednesday August 29 – AmazonSmile!

August 29, 2018

Route #8

A double dose of Route #8 this month! When we created this route way back in 2009 it really did run past a store called ‘Rick’s Market’ and it’s sign very proudly proclaimed “Coldest beer in town!”. But, like so many other things that have changed in our neighborhood this has too. Rick’s is actually home to Roy Meats Service now – a great neighborhood butcher shop. Pick up some steaks or chops, or put in a special order for your favorite cut. I had a great ribeye just this week.

Route safety note: please be careful right at the corner of Lillian and 14th – watch out for car traffic coming over the hill on 14th (they don’t have a stop sign) that may not see pedestrians very well. Remember to be constantly aware of your surroundings. If you must run with headphones, keep one ear open. But the safest thing is to ditch the headphones and partner up with another runner or 2. Pass the miles with a conversation during your run keeping your eyes and ears open. Look out for each other, don’t leave anyone out on their own!

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.

Amazon Smile!

You can now select East Nasty as your charity of choice through your Amazon account via Amazon Smile and automatically donate to the club every time you shop on Amazon!

Link to regicter your Smile account to East Nasty:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-4235242 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Every item available for purchase on http://www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.

Use the link above to select us as your charity, and shop at smile.amazon.com (instead of just amazon.com) and help support the club!

 


Wednesday Aug 22 – Run Safe, Run Together

August 22, 2018

Route #7

This week we run through one of East Nashville’s most eclectic areas: Route #7: Little Hollywood. . The unique Spanish architecture makes this area unlike anything else in East Nashville. Read about it’s history and join us for a run tonight.

Lots of turns on this route. For everyone’s safety, PLEASE always stay on the left and cross the street ONLY AT INTERSECTIONS. Don’t run in the middle of the road or cross the road before you get to an intersection! Please obey the traffic signal and cross in the crosswalk at the traffic light at Eastland and Chapel (near Rosepepper Cantina)! After the traffic signal, stay on the far left and stay single file over the bridge. Once you cross the gully, there will be a bike lane and then a sidewalk.

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.

Safety

It’s been a hard and tragic week in our neighborhood. A good time for this reminder: just because you’re running with a big group doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be constantly aware of your surroundings. If you must run with headphones, keep one ear open. But the safest thing is to ditch the headphones and partner up with another runner or 2. Pass the miles with a conversation during your run keeping your eyes and ears open. Look out for each other, don’t leave anyone out on their own, and as a good friend of mine always says, “keep your wits about you!”

Parking

Post Tomato Fest Summer and Fall Wednesdays draw some of our biggest crowds. We love seeing all of your faces! A large crew means that parking in 5 Points gets to be tight for everyone – we are not the only group in 5 Points on Wednesday evenings. Your best bet is to get here as early as you can, and/or use our super secret parking location at East End UMC (but remember you need to be out by 8:00pm). Park smart – don’t leave any valuables visible in your car. Lock ’em up in the trunk. Try to carpool if you can, or better yet, just run over if you live here on the east side. We’re asking specifically that you try to avoid parking in front of Fanny’s House of Music (just across the street from where we meet) – parents are often picking up and dropping off kids for music classes. It’s part of our effort to be good neighbors!

 


Wednesday Aug 15 – Run Deep

August 15, 2018

Congrats to everyone who ran the Tomato 5k! And thanks to everyone who volunteered or visited our booth at Tomato Fest! What a great weekend! We are back to our regular route schedule this week.

Route #6

This week is Route #6: Riverside. This route requires a couple of important safety notes:

  • 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, there is still a little bit of construction happening along Porter road. PLEASE be careful, watch for traffic, and use your best judgment. Don’t just dart out into traffic.

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 is the perfect place for all you P2Ters to plug right into!

NRC Pint Night Special Edition

After the run head over to Nashville Running Company for a special tasting ‘pint night’ with Deep Bay Spirits – a new local Nashville company that offers Vodka Soda and Gin Soda canned cocktails. No sugar, no carbs, no preservatives! Sounds good!

Also after the run at NRC we will have a few remaining shirts from Tomato Fest for sale. Including some more of the popular teal shirts that we sold out of! First come, first served! If you missed out on Friday or Saturday this might be your last chance!