Wednesday Dec 26 – Last run of 2018!

December 26, 2018

Route #7

One last Wednesday night left in 2018. Tonight we will do an easy run through one of East Nashville’s most eclectic areas: Route #7: Little Hollywood.

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. Be sure to wear your lighted and reflective gear.

2019 Half & Full Marathon Training Info Meeting

Registration is still open for our FREE spring Half (and Full) Marathon Training program!  Check out all the details and sign up on our Training page HERE. Training starts on Saturday, January 5th! 8am for the Half Marathoners, 7:30am for the Full Marathoners!

Whether you have signed up for training or are still on the fence, you’re invited to a brief informational meeting on 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.

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Wednesday Dec 19 – O Nasty Night!

December 19, 2018

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 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.

We have 12 different routes that we cycle through on Wednesdays, which means that we run each one 4 times per year. (We fill in the gaps with some random runs.) So it works out that we get to experience each route in each season (more or less). So this is the ‘winter’ Nasty – it will be chilly and dark – so be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light! Then throw on a hoodie and come down to 3 Crow Bar to celebrate completing the run with all your peeps!

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.

2019 Half & Full Marathon Training

It’s time to sign up for our FREE spring Half Marathon Training program! Also, the Full Marathon training program is back this year! Check out all the details and sign up on our Training page HERE. Training starts on Saturday, January 5th! 8am for the Half Marathoners, 7:30am for the Full Marathoners!

NRC Holiday Lights Running Tour

East Nashville has some of the best decorated homes for the holidays! Join our friends at Nashville Running Company Thursday evening for a running tour of them! Meet at 6pm at NRC for a short run to some of the best ones around. Goodies/drinks after! Details on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/358450484711654/

Next Week

Yes! We will run next Wednesday to close out 2018! Check this blog next week for details…


Thurday Dec 13 – Rock’n’Roll and lululemon SALES!

December 12, 2018

In the excitement to get our Half/Full Training Info out to you, I forgot a couple of important notes about SALES on Thursday!

Rock’n’Roll Race Sale on THURSDAY

After you have registered for our free East Nasty Half or Full Marathon Training (Registration is up HERE), then register for the race tomorrow (Thursday)!

Only on Thursday, December 13th,  Rock’n’Roll will be discounting registrations on many of their races. Nashville in particular will be discounted more than the East Nasty rate for that one day. For example, the full marathon will be $42 off. Here’s the link for the discounted registrations. https://www.runrocknroll.com/winter-sale. The East Nasty discount code won’t work with these rates, but if you miss the sale, use our discount code “enasty19” on any other day.

lululemon Nashville Local Shop Night on THURSDAY

Find the gifts you’re looking for without the crowds. Sounds pretty good, right? You’re invited to celebrate the holiday season with a private shop night at lululemon Nashville Thursday night Dec 13th 8-0pm. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Now the really exciting part…everyone who joins in that night from 8-9pm will have the opportunity to shop with a 25% discount! Please make sure to RSVP by December 12th – that is TODAY.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lululemon-nashville-local-shop-night-tickets-53100719682

 

 


Wednesday Dec 12 – Churches and Half/Full Marathon Training!

December 12, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to our holiday party at Smith and Lentz last week! It was a blast!

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!

2019 Half & Full Marathon Training

It’s time to sign up for our FREE spring Half Marathon Training program! Also, the Full Marathon training program is back this year! Check out all the details and sign up on our Training page HERE. Training starts on Saturday, January 5th! 8am for the Half Marathoners, 7:30am for the Full Marathoners!


Wednesday Dec 5 – Holiday Party!

December 4, 2018

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night is our annual Holiday Party! We hope you will join us for the run and then the party (immediately after the run) at Smith & Lentz Brewing! Even if you can’t make the run, you are welcome to come to the party!

Route #10

First things first – this week is Route #10: Electric SlideSafety note: 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!

Immediately after the run, we will have our…

2018 Holiday Party!

Our annual Holiday Party is here! After the run everyone is invited to join us at Smith & Lentz Brewing for some food, brews, and fun. We will celebrate the past year and look forward to the next! We’ll have White Bean Chicken Chili and Vegan Butternut Squash Carrot Soup (for as long as it lasts), and S&L will be offering a $1 discount on pints. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring a sweet treat for dessert to share. FYI – Smith & Lentz is kid friendly!

We do ask that you bring a suggested minimum donation of $10. East Nasty is organized under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. You donation allows us to maintain our 501c3 non-profit standing, our club insurance, and keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

We wanna say a special thanks Phil and Gretchen Zimmerman who have hosted the party each year in the past. While we’ve outgrown their space, we are so thankful for their dedicated support of the club through the years!

Last but not least – please drink responsibly! and tip the S&L gang well!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon…


Wednesday Nov 28 – Stadium Run

November 27, 2018

Route #9

Remember just a couple months ago when it was sunny and bright? Now it’s dark and cold out there. Just like how the Titans season seems to be going. This week is Route #9: Nissan Stadium – express your sadness, anger, or hope as we run around the home to your Tennessee Titans. Safety notes: 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!

Holiday Party Next Week!

Our annual Holiday Party is set for NEXT Wednesday December 5th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Smith & Lentz Brewing for some food, brews, and fun. We’ll have complimentary chili and vegan soup, and S&L will be offering a $1 discount on pints. Smith & Lentz is kid friendly! This is also a time where we get a list of our “members” and pay our bills. East Nasty is organized and recognized non-profit status under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are some dues associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring a suggested minimum donation of $10 to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We may also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon…

 


Wednesday Nov 21 – Three Turkey Trots

November 20, 2018

Pre-Thanksgiving Run – Route #8

Yes! We do meet for a run the day before Thanksgiving. In fact, we have not missed a Wednesday run since 2008. We usually have a smaller crowd on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so things are a little more casual. This week is Route #8: Rick’s Market – which is not only run number 8, but also a 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.

Thanksgiving Morning Runs

Maybe you’re running that other hardware inspired name race on the west side on Thursday morning , but if you’re like me, you would rather avoid the crowd and traffic and burn off some pre-turkey calories here on the East Side. We have a couple of FREE options for you – both in Shelby Park, one earlier than the other.

The Riverside Screw is a free group run in East Nashville on Thanksgiving morning – and i’m pretty sure it was voted Nashville’s best Thanksgiving Day run (recount results pending). The weather will be perfect for high fives, chest bumps and running a few gentle hills. All details posted on www.riversidescrew.com. Click on the link to learn more about the post-run brunch. Sign up to bring your favorite dish. Bring a friend. Win a prize. All are welcome. Parking is available in Shelby Park under the railroad bridge near the entrance of Shelby Bottoms Greenway. Meet there at 7:40 AM. The run starts at 8 AM.

Go East Go Eat is another free group run on Thanksgiving morning. Meet at 6:20am at the Shelby Bottom Nature Center for a 5 mile or 3.14 mile run followed by breakfast at Eastwood Christian Church (1601 Eastland Ave.) at 8am. All are welcome to the run and breakfast.

Sneakers4funds and Small Business Saturday Sale at NRC

Make room for all your new Black Friday stuff and give back to those in need! Our pals at Nashville Running Company have partnered with Sneakers4Funds which collects gently worn shoes to go to microenterprises in developing nations. 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 ! It’s a win-win-win! For more info, check out http://sneakers4funds.com/. So, gather your used shoes, drop them in a bin at NRC, and help out others!! I hear they are having a killer sale on Saturday for Small Business Saturday – which is also Lee Wilson’s birthday!

Holiday Party

Our annual Holiday Party is set for Wednesday December 5th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Smith & Lentz Brewing for some food, brews, and fun. We’ll have complimentary chili/soup and S&L will be offering a discount on pints. Smith & Lentz is kid friendly. This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is organized and recognized non-profit status under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $$ to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We may also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon…