It is the year 2019 – welcome to the future! 2019 is the setting for a couple of the greatest movies ever, including THE RUNNING MAN! And on this first Wednesday of the new year, just like Richard Dawson says to Schwarzenegger, it’s time to start… RUNNING!! Board members leading this first quarter of 2019 Wednesday nights are Meg Willoughby, Amy Smith, and Sarah Brown! Look for them making announcements and getting the run going!
Being the first Wednesday night of 2019, we will start at the beginning of our 12 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. This is a great week to join us for the first time, to re-join us, and/or to invite someone new! The run is easy 3 miles out to Shelby Park and back.
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.
We should have some classic Middle Tennessee January weather – a little chilly and drizzly, so dress accordingly. It gets pretty dark in parts of the park so remember to wear something that creates and reflects light. Safety is always our most important message. We share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – so, 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.
Cup Cleaning Sign Up and Raffle
Our 1st Quarter of 2019 Cup Cleaning Volunteer Sign Up and Raffle is open and we need volunteers! (We’ll do the 2018 Q4 raffle at the run tonight!)
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.
2019 Half & Full Marathon Training Starts THIS Saturday!
Info Meeting TOMORROW Night!
Our 2019 Half Marathon Training begins THIS weekend! Get all the details and sign up on our Half Marathon Training page HERE then join us for the first long run this Saturday morning January 5th. The Program is FREE and open to anyone. You just need to be able to comfortably run for 45 minutes without stopping (that’s the first workout for the Half Marathon program).
Whether you have signed up for training or are still on the fence, you’re invited to a brief informational meeting TOMORROW NIGHT Thursday, January 3rd at 6:30 pm at Nashville Running Company, 820 Woodland Street in East Nashville. The meeting is optional, but it’s a great time to get your questions answered about training, meet some of the other participants, and pick up any winter running gear you need.
Don’t park behind the Yellow House!
The small parking lot behind the YCAP (the ‘Yellow House’) is now gated and reserved for YCAP staff only. We have always discouraged you guys from parking there, but now if you do, your car will be locked up and towed. Don’t park back there!