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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Thursday Night Group Run

Join the new group run happening on Thursday nights. Every one is welcome!

TeamRWBNike

6:00 pm Meet at the Founder’s Park Gazebo in Corporate Woods
9401 Indian Creek Pkwy (W 109th St), Overland Park, KS 66210

Daniel Brazzell, of Team Red, White & Blue Kansas City
will lead the runs, with support from KCTC.
daniel.brazzell@teamrwb.org or find them on Facebook.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Brew To Brew Team Information Here!

Here is the information you have been waiting for! Using your Captain’s name  you can  Click on the link for your Team or Solo information, start times and route. We moved some teams to time slots other than requested. If this start time causes hardship with babysitting, transportation, etc contact us at kctcrunner@gmail.com and we will get you READ MORE »

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Half Marathon Training Starts March 8th!

307347_10151248584306862_1963136226_nThe KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles.

A 14 week Half Marathon Training will start at 7am on Saturday March 8th at 55th and Brookside! Jennifer Ristau, an RRCA certified coach will lead this group to glory and ensure you can go the distance at Hospital Hill half marathon.

Saturdays starting March 8th at 7:00 READ MORE »

Monday, February 24, 2014

Intervals Sessions Start Tues March 4th!

thWant to run faster, at a consistent pace or just look like a gazelle as you run the streets of Kansas City?   Intervals start next Tuesday March 4th, Shawnee Mission East High School track, 75th and Mission Rd. Park behind the school off of 75th St. These sessions start the first Tues in March and continue each Tues until READ MORE »

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bob Schluben Achieves Big Goal

1527113_267042166782499_389836519_nBob Schluben, a KCTC ambassador, just achieved his goal to run a marathon every weekend. Congratulations Bob! We are so glad to be able to follow your journey. Bob also found time this year to fetch thousands of donated cups from a vendor so you can thank Bob when you see all the cups at the KCTC events! Way to go,

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Running On Solid Ground

runningonsolidfrontThe Kansas City Track Club (KCTC) presents “Running on Solid Ground,” a series of four clinics this winter/spring to improve your fitness during the inclement weather.  The clinics are on the first Tuesday evening of the month from January to April with the first three events at Kansas City Plaza Library’s (4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112) Large Conference READ MORE »

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Half Marathon Training Starts Sat Jan 11th

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The KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles.

A 14 week Half Marathon Training will start at 7am on Saturday January 11th at 55th and Brookside! Jennifer Ristau, an RRCA certified coach will lead this group to glory and ensure you can go the distance at any of the spring half marathons.

Saturdays starting January 11th READ MORE »

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Free KCTC New Years Day Run

Join us for a free fun run at 10am, Athletic Club of Overland Park, 10440 Marty, Overland Park, KS. Free coffee, hot chocolate and donuts after the run!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Thursday Night Group Run

Looking for a group to keep you company on Thursday Nights?  Meet in Overland Park- 5:30pm in Corporate Woods  for a three to seven mile run. Alison Rierson, alisonlouisecu@gmail.com, 785.766.1910 will lead the group. It will start at the water fountain (turned off for the winter) and run on the trail that is a quarter mile from the intersection of Indian Creek Parkway & READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Don Welch Bequest Received

Don Welch family presentation2The Kansas City Track Club recently received a bequest of $1,500 in the name of Don Welch, a longtime member of KCTC.

Don was a track club board member for many years. He would often be seen working at the finish line of races. Don died several years ago while out on a run.  Several years ago, the club purchased READ MORE »

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Thursday Night Group Run Forming

Come join the group any Thursday at 6 p.m. for a three to seven mile run from Corporate Woods!
Alison Rierson, alisonlouisecu@gmail.com will lead the group. It will start at the water fountain (turned off for the fall and winter) on the trail that is a quarter mile from the intersection of Indian Creek Parkway and College Boulevard, within the Corporate Woods READ MORE »

Friday, October 4, 2013

KCTC Hosts KC Marathon Water Stop- Volunteer Now!

aid station 2KCTC NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR KC MARATHON WATER STOP Sat. Oct 19th.
This is a fun activity so bring your family, friends and co-workers!!
Kansas City Track Club Water Stop #2-3.9 mi into race
Location: 3129 Main, Contract Furnishings.
Time: 6:15-9:00 am Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Parking: Park behind the store or on a side street.
Free Shirt: All volunteers receive READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Issue of Club Running Magazine is Online

Club Running is the complimentary publication for the household members of the RRCA. Club Running is made possible from support by our advertisers and through a partnership between the RRCA and the Running Network LLC.    Enjoy!  issuu.com/rrcaexecdir/docs/cr-fall2013-lores?e=0/4978388 READ MORE »

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beginning Runner Class Starts Monday Sept 23rd!

993680_10151516581336862_1857676490_nDo you, or someone you know, want to get into running? We have just the group for you! It’s a fun and informative beginning running class.

Lou Joline is gearing up to teach his beginning running course starting at 5:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 at  Garry Gribbles Running Sports Store in Ward Parkway Center.

The best news is all you have READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wednesday Night Run with Paige and Dylan Lowder

wnr9/18/13 Paige Lowder, 520 E. 57th Street, KC, MO, 64110.  House on corner of Cherry & 57th  with bright gold Mizzou flag out front!

Ok, you Jayhawks, Wildcats, Gorillas, Hawkeyes, Blue Devils, Kangaroos, and others!  We can walk in under the Tiger flag to Paige’s home without incident.  Just hold your breath, and you will be ready for a wonderful run READ MORE »

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wednesday Night ReRun on Sept 11th.

WNR Post Card9/11/13 Rerun!!!  Loose Park Pavillion, 51st and Wornall Rd. 6pm

Come join us for our annual running celebration- over 30 years of Wednesday Night Run. We have never cancelled so show up rain or shine! Run or walk 1-6 miles or more.  KCTC provides the main dish and everyone else brings a side dish, salad, dessert or beverage. Special guest: Cameron READ MORE »

Sunday, July 14, 2013

KCTC Half Marathon Training Begins Sat July 20th

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Half Marathon Training starts next Saturday July 20th. The KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles and is targeted for the KC Half Marathon on Oct 19th.

When: Saturdays from July 20th to October 12th at 7:00 AM.

Where: All runs will start at 55th and Brookside Blvd. Tuesday Intervals are optional and are located READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday Night ReRun Annual Celebration 9/11/13

WNR Post CardSave the date for Wednesday September 11th, 6pm at Loose Park Pavillion, Kansas City, MO to celebrate over 30 years of Wednesday Night Run. We have never cancelled so show up rain or shine! Run or walk 1-6 miles or more, eat dinner, play games, contests, prizes and enjoy meeting new and old friends. If you are a betting person, READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Celebrate with Billy Mills & the Double Road Race!

Billy_MillsBilly Mills comes to Kansas City for the first annual Double Road Race of Overland Park, KS as a part of his birthday celebration in which the Kansas City Track Club is honored to host Friday the 28th, two days before the first Double Road Race 2013. Billy Mills is the last American distance runner to win a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in READ MORE »

Monday, June 3, 2013

Next Brew Ha Ha June 18th

Attention all Brew Ha Ha lovers— the next KCTC Brew Ha Ha will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 18.

Come join us at All*Star Pizza, 61 NW 63rd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64151.

We’ll have BEER (duh…) pizza, brats, indoor/outdoor seating. We’ll see you there!!!!! :)))

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Wed Night Run:  5/8/13 Cinco de Mayo celebration at the McCamy’s home at 4617 W 69th Terr., Perfect Village, KS 66208
Ryan will be sharing his artful skills with the grill tonight. All we have to do is show up, run a few miles, share our side dishes, and then we get to be suddenly delivered to Cancun, Kansas. Come READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday Night Run 5/1/13

WNR Post Card

 

Wednesday Night Run: 5/1/13 at the Novoveskys (Dan, Denoya, Danny, and Mary Elizabeth)
iRise fitness, 12831 West 87th Street, Lenexa, KS

Happy May Day! Denoya and family will be treating us to a wonderful location for our run tonight. There is childcare available at the gym for $5. We will have our potluck after the run when we get READ MORE »

Friday, February 15, 2013

231The February KCTC Newsletter is out! Read all the latest news. READ MORE »

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Westport St Patrick’s Day Run!

THE WESTPORT ST. PATRICK’S DAY RUN

IT’S LIKE MARDI GRAS WITHOUT THE BEADS

PRICE INCREASES IN 10 DAYS! REGISTER NOW

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Why go to New Orleans when you can participate in the 35th Annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run/Walk! Just $25 ($22 for KCTC members) will grant you adventure and treasures untold …plus a pretty awesome long sleeve technical race shirt.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

KCTC Fall Race Series Starts Sept 15th

Want to get more out of running and give more to your community and fellow runners? This is a running series for everyone! It is designed to provide motivation and fun for runners or walkers whether you are a beginner or a veteran; slow or extremely talented, you can participate and WIN!

Runner Requirements:

-Runner must be a KCTC member

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

KCTC Annual Wednesday Night ReRun Sept 5th, 2012

Join Kansas City Track Club on Sept 5th at 6pm.
The Brooksider, 6330 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri 64113

Hello to the total running community:
The ReRun 2012 is set for September 5th at the Brooksider patio. This is a new setting for the ReRun at an exciting location. The Brooksider is a wonderful neighborhood feeding and watering spot just READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cliff Hanger Registration Is Open!

 

Registration for the 27th Annual Cliffhanger Run is now open! Come out and support KCTC and enjoy the pancake breakfast.

Did you know that Cliff Drive in the Historic Northeast is one of America’s designated “Scenic Byways” and was featured in the KC Star as one of “25 Reasons to Love Kansas City”? Experience the Historic Northeast with its READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Visit KCTC At Health Fairs

KCTC will be at the following health fairs:
Human ARC Health Fair Spet 14 from 12:20-2:30 (plaza area)
Kansas City Art Insitiute Health Fair Sept 20 11-1 (plaza area)
Standard Motor Products Oct 10 6-12 (Edwardsville, KS by Kansas Speedway)

Creative Marketing November 21st (time to be annouced) (leawood)

AMC Entertainment (date to be determined)

If your company has a READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Buddy System

KCTC Members! Here is your chance to meet runners from out of the area and help them make their experience in KC a positive one. We are making plans to start a new program; The Buddy System. The Buddy System will be on our website offering out-of-town runners a “buddy” during their race weekend here in town. The buddy would READ MORE »

Monday, August 6, 2012

Volunteer At Harvesters With KCTC!

Volunteer for a shift at Harvesters with the KC Track Club! Register to volunteer at: https://enter2run.com/Search/event.aspx?id=14147
When: Saturday, September 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Harvesters, 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO
What: Working to organize or sort food donations at the food bank/distribution center
Join us after for pizza or a cool beverage at Pizza 51, across from READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Can’t Get To Intervals Sessions?

Been craving some speed work? Want a simple five week speed progam? Attached is the distilled KCTC wisdom on intervals. You can do these anytime that fits your schedule.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sept. 26th- Mary and Doug Edwards

9/26/12 

800 Huntington, KC MO 64113 (corner of 60th and Summit)

#816.361.7143

 

Check this out!   We will be heading over to Mary and Doug’s home in Brookside for this evening’s run.  If anyone knows how to treat us royally, it is Mary and Doug.  Can’t wait. READ MORE »

Thursday, July 19, 2012

9/19/12 – WNR

Thursday, July 19, 2012

9/12/12 – Jennifer Ristau

9/12/12 

5629 Nall Ave

Roeland Park, KS

816 853 0842

 

This Wednesday we get to hop on over to Jennifer’s place.  Can’t imagine not having fun here.  While we are at it, we can get in a run followed by some refreshment.  Hooray!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sept 5th- ReRun!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aug 29th-Misty & Richard McNally

 

7236 Belleview Ave

Kansas City MO 64114

(816) 523-0221

 

Rich (aka “Falsies”) and Misty (“Looney Tunes”) will have a Hash for you Harriers again this year. This means: Scout for trail, find trail, lose trail, drink beer, sing nasty songs. If you prefer, you may opt out of trail-finding and just run. (Wankers.) No children, please. On on! READ MORE »

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Half Marathon Training Starts Aug 4th

The KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles and is focused on the Kansas City Half Marathon or any Half Marathon Oct 20th and beyond. Coach Carstens will guide you through distance, pace, form, hydration, nutrition and much more.
Minimum Fitness Requirement: Be able to run 20 miles per week by August 4th.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8/29/2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

August 22nd- Tom and Emily Cotter

8/22/12 

5866 Granada St (not Ln)

Fairway, KS 66205.

 

If coming from Roe, turn east onto 59th Street.  Then go past Granada Lane to the second intersection, Granada Street, and turn north to 5866.

 

Fantastic!  We get to see our friends Emily and Tom in their new home tonight.  This will be fun to see their new digs as we get READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

August 15th- Dan and Tamera Kovacs

11075 Century Lane OP KS 66210 (entrance to their neighborhood is across the street from JCCC)    #913.663.0268 

Come for the lovely off road running on the trails near Dan and Tamera’s home.  Come for the patio.  Come for the delightful creations of a masters in the kitchen.  Just make sure you are up to all this READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8/8/2012 Nancy and Raul Flores

6600 Wyoming, KC MO 64113

nenglish@kc.rr.com

Run the shaded streets of  Meyer Circle area and bring your swimsuit and towel so you can cool off after your run. The pool is perfect temperature.  For safety reasons, no children please :)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8/1/2012 Fuzzie’s

10157 Wornall Road  KCMO 64114 

This may look like a big number, but not to worry.  Just go to the Quick Trip on Wornall Road, just north of I-435 and look to the east side of the street.  There, nestled in among the tanning salon and the Dunkin Donuts is none other than Fuzzie’s.  This is a fun, friendly READ MORE »

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kansas Lyme Fighters Hope For Healing 5K

Kansas Lyme Fighters Hope For Healing 5K, 6/16/2012, Lawrence, Kansas

Lyme Fighters 5k Results READ MORE »

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Group Run Leaders Become Certified Coaches

 KCTC Group Run Leaders Courtney Foster, Jennifer Ristau, Ben Holmes, Ammanda Warren, Joel Grimmett, Alex Goblet, Ryan Knapp and Brad McCleary attended a Road Runner Club of America “Coaching Certification” Course hosted in Kansas City last Friday and Saturday. They are fired up and ready to use what they learned. As soon as everyone completes their tests, almost all of READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

KCTC Launches a Jogger Stroller Loan Program!

Lou Joline saw a “like new” Xterra Jogger Stroller at a garage sale last week and bought it because he knew someone would love to have it!  Lou’s idea was brilliant since there are many new moms who stop running because they don’t have babysitting or a stroller they can jog with.  And that is how the KCTC Jogger Stroller READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

KC Track Discount Day Tues May 29th

KC Track Club Members Enjoy 20% off at Garry Gribbles Stoll Park location on Tues. May 29th on Saucony shoes. The Saucony Wear Test Van will drive up 3-7 pm and you have the opportunity to test out the latest Saucony’s and save a bundle. There will be food and giveaways so don’t miss this opportunity!

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Brew To Brew Donations

Lou Joline presented checks for Brew To Brew donations this week in the amounts of $55,000 to Cystic Fibrosis, $5,000 to Shriners, $1,000 for the water rescue group at the boat crossing  and $1,300. to  St. Joseph School for the Deaf . Thanks so much to everyone that made this possible! READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7/25/12 Lou and Sonja Joline

64 Anchor Dr.,Lake Tapawingo  (Enter off Highway 40.  Bear right ¼ mile.  Park on side of road away from the water.)

#816.228.3842

 

“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you . . .”  Come celebrate Lou’s bday  tonight.  Come prepared to run and then take a dip in Lake Tapawingo before we start in on the song. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7/18/12 Mel Baldridge

4426 Sunrise Dr, KC MO 64123

#816.721.2827

 

Wow, here it is 4 months and 4 days after Pi Day, and we get to return to Mel’s home.  Is there some mathematical significance here???  Mathematics, schmathematics, we will have a great time as usual on these great top of the world streets and at Mel’s home afterward. 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7/11/12 Susan Robinette

6718 Vahalla Dr., Shawnee, KS,

913.449.9091

email:  susan.robinette224@gmail.com

(near 435 and Midland Dr.)

 

Let’s just keep on celebrating tonight.  The Shawnee hills are alive with the sound of our feet.  Enjoy every note.  Then let’s chow and watch for deer. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7/04/12 Maggie McCoy and John Anderson


4402 W 63rd Terrace

Prairie Village, KS 66208

#913.262.1873

 

Get in your run and your dinner at Maggie’s house tonight.  After dinner, we will go out on our street to watch the fireworks set off at the nearby country clubs.  Don’t miss this red white and blue WNR! You may want to bring a portable chair to watch READ MORE »

Friday, February 10, 2012

St Pat’s 4 Miler

THE KANSAS CITY TRACK CLUB’s 34TH ANNUAL ST. PAT’S DAY RUN Join us on March 10, 2012 at 10 AM.  New this year is a green running shirt for each participant. Get your costumes ready! We are giving away green KCTC Logo neck warmers to the first 180 runners that show up on race day with a costume on.  Bring your READ MORE »

Friday, January 27, 2012

Brew Ha Ha Feb 9th!

The next Brew Ha Ha is Thurs. Feb 9th, 6-9pm at Granite City Tavern at Zona Rosa. Free appetizer pizza and Granite City is offering up $6. pitchers of beer. We will have give aways and raffle items! This is a short drive across the river and will be well worth it. Join the Northland Runners for a fun evening READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

Need Motivation? Go To “Running On Solid Ground”.

Let Kansas City Track Club (KCTC) assist you with one of your New Year’s Resolutions, “Eat better, avoid injury, train in inclement weather, run through the mental blocks, run a marathon, or simply improve your fitness level as KCTC presents “Running on Solid Ground.” This five series program on Thursday evenings will be conducted at the Kansas City Plaza Library’s READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

Registration Is Open for KCTC’s St. Pat’s 4 Miler!

THE KANSAS CITY TRACK CLUB’s 34TH ANNUAL ST. PAT’S DAY RUN Join us on March 10, 2012 at 10 AM. This fun 4 mile run/walk begins at the intersection of Westport Rd. & Pennsylvania Ave and takes you through the heart of Westport. Register Here READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

You Don’t Need to Leave Home For RRCA State Championships

KCTC’s St Pats 4 Miler, Brew To Brew & Cliff Hanger have all been named as State Championship Races by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). According to the RRCA: “The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

Alan Poisner Does It Again!

Alan Poisner, long time member of KCTC is the USATF National Race Walk Committee’s Race Walker of the Year for his age division (age 75-79). He won a gold medal at the USATF Indoor, 3,000-meter walk in Albuquerque in March, took gold at the National Senior Games in Houston in June (1500 meters and 5K); and earned three golds at READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Years Day Run 10am

Don’t miss an opportunity to start your year off right at the KCTC New Years Day Run 10am, Athletic Club of Overland Park.  This year the route will go West on the trail. Run as far as you like and KCTC will have up to 10 miles marked. Free coffee and donuts indoors at the Club after you run! This READ MORE »

Thursday, December 8, 2011

WNR at Bella Napoli

Some of the runners and friends enjoying the food and half price wine specials after a run on the Trolly Trail.  Even though the day started off below 20degrees, shorts were seen by evening.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beginning Runners Class

Beginning Runners Class: The spring session will begin Mon, Jan 23, 2012, and will be led by Lou and other club members. The classes are free to all current Track Club members and members can attend as many sessions as you like. There are ten weekly runs, each lasting from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, READ MORE »

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Three MO Age Group Records at Cliff Hanger!

Three very fast and classy ladies set MO State Age Group records at the 2011 KCUMB Cliff Hanger according to records guru, Mike Lundgren.

Audrey Smith 9 yrs in the 5K and Kathy Johnson and Cindy Cameron in the 8K.  Cindy and Kathy were also RRCA MO State Champs in the 8K.  You can check the latest updated awards standings READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another Wonderful KCUMB Cliff Hanger 5K/8K

The weather on Sunday morning was perfect for some very fast times on beautiful Cliff Drive.  Runners in the Elite Start were flying.  Almost 1100 runners and walkers enjoyed the course and the pancakes.  The 8K was an RRCA State Championship event.  You can check the  Award  Results by clicking here. READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

KCUMB Cliff Hanger is Nov. 6

It’s time to sign up for the Cliff Hanger, KCTC’s fall race that raises money for charities in the Historic Northeast and MO Special Olympics.  This year we have a special Elite Start at 8 am and the regular Recreation Start for slower runners, walkers and strollers at 9 am. Of course we still have the free pancake breakfast, great READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Watch For Our New Signs!

KCTC has some new signs! Watch for these at all of our group runs and invite runners to join us. READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chili Cooks Unite

Last week’s Chili Contest at the Boulevard Brewery was just too much fun! The contest winners were: Raul Flores, Joe Fitle, Tom Summers, Dan Werkovitch and KeKe Pounds. There were alot of secret ingredients revealed so expect some stiff competition again next year!! READ MORE »

Monday, October 17, 2011

Aide Station A Success!

Thanks to our 53 volunteers that helped KCTC with Aide Station #2 at 3.9miles. It was fun and Lou and Dave had a special surprise- each volunteer received a KCTC logo hat and custom dyed orange gloves to wear that morning. At least we know the fashion police won’t be after KCTC members!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Expo Excitement

Everyone had fun at the KC Marathon Expo last weekend. It was so great to see all our runner friends the two days before the marathon. We hope you all had a successful race! KCTC had two booths and we thought our time was well worth it to let everyone know what’s up with KCTC and wish them well in READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Lee’s Summit Group Run Forming!

Lee’s Summit Runners! A new group run/walk is starting Sat. Oct 22 at 7am at Gusto Coffee across from Longview College (3390 SW Fascination Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081). We plan to run/walk from there every Sat. at the same time. We will head towards the dam & back or around the neighborhood. Plan to have some coffee afterwards if READ MORE »

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Going To The KC Marathon Expo?

KCTC will be at the KC Marathon Expo in booth #216. Stop by to see our high quality/low cost logo apparel.  Receive a Free KCTC coffee mug designed by Lou Joline when you join or renew your membership. Thurs. noon -7pm and Fri. 10am-9pm. See you there!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Are you a Beginning Runner or Fast Walker?

The beginning runners class started Monday with 38 new runners! Its not too late to join. Show up at 5:45 any Monday for the next 9 weeks at Garry Gribbles Running Sport, Ward Parkway Center 87th and State Line and join in! For information contact LJoline@aol.com READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Grandma Trudy Inspires Grandaughter to Run

KCTC thinks Trudy Nepstad is as inspiring as her grandaugher does! Read this beautiful article about Trudy!

http://smeharbinger.net/opinion/jogging-through-generations READ MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cliff Hanger is Nov 6, 2011


KCTC proudly presents the 2011 KCUMB Cliff Hanger 5K/8K.  We’ve added an 8 am start for Elite Runners and the 8K is an RRCA State Championship Race.  But if you want to walk, run slower, or sleep in there’s the same 9 am start you love.  And speaking of love, there’s the same free pancakes and tees and one of READ MORE »

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Strutt Your Mutt Was A Huge Success!

Strutt with your Mutt was an overwhelming success with beautiful weather, more participants, and more dogs then ever before. Plus the event had a record number of sponsors. KCTC’s Dave Boone is posing with event director Ashlee Parker of Wayside Waifs READ MORE »

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Want To Lead Out A Race on a Bike?

Dana Meier, a new track club member and cyclist was asked to lead out the Helen Gold 5K on his bike. He not only did a great job but had such a good time, he wrote an article about it.   Race Leader Article READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Cooker Completes Great Prostate Challenge

Bob Cook, long time KCTC member, completed the Great Prostate Challenge 5K this weekend along with a whole team of friends. We hope Bob is on the road to recovery! READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Great Wed Night ReRun

This years annual Wed Night ReRun included a Scavenger Hunt Run, lots of prizes to spin for and a party at The Well. What a great time. Can you believe this has been going on for 30 years? READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Beginning Runners Class Starts Sept 26th

The fall new runners and walkers class will start at 5:45 pm on Monday, September 26th. The tenth and final class will be November 21st. The classes start at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports store in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center, between State Line Road and Ward Parkway, and between 85th and 89th Streets. The class is for fast walkers, new runners, and READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stacey Slover At Heart of America

Stacey Slover won her age group 40-45 at the Heart of America Marathon in Columbia, MO on Labor Day. Stacey travels to Columbia for this race annually and she PR’d at this one! READ MORE »

Saturday, September 3, 2011

FREE KCTC Shoe ID Tags

Are you running with no ID? KCTC has FREE SHOE ID TAGS. Get yours at any of our events, from a board member or group run leader or at Garry Gribble Running Sports Stores- displays at the cash register! You can use these on your running shoes and your kids sneakers. READ MORE »

Thursday, August 25, 2011

KCTC Ambassador Program

The Kansas City Track Club Ambassadors are a tight-knit community of runners and walkers in the Kansas City area. As a KCTC Ambassador you do not have to be the fastest runner, or the most experienced, but you do have to be passionate and dedicated to helping grow the running community in Kansas City. KCTC Ambassadors are role models in

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

WNR is going strong – join us

We were chillin and grillin on 88th and Roe when Tom Cotter and Jeff Remsburg hosted WNR at their month old Active Health Solutions practice.  Tom’s a runner and Jeff’s a triathlete who are very new to the KC area but already have discovered how much fun KCTC is.  What a beautiful night to run or walk the nearby park READ MORE »

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Way to go, Dave!

Our very efficient KCTC Treasurer, Dave Boone, is BACK!  Dave has a brand new hip and just took 2nd in his age group at the Chance for Children 5K. READ MORE »

Monday, August 15, 2011

KCTC Day At Harvesters

We had a great turnout at Harvesters on Saturday–and thank you to all of you who came! Where else would you be able to wear a green hairnet???   Photo Album READ MORE »

Friday, August 12, 2011

Meet John Carstens

Meet John the KCTC Intervals Coach. Intervals sessions are FREE for KCTC members and are Tuesdays at 5:30pm in Franklin Park, Prarie Village just south of Somerset and Roe Blvd and Saturday 6:30am leaves from Aixois at 55th and Brookside Blvd with training in Mill Creek Park on the Plaza.  Run from Aixois to The Plaza for your warmup. If you need READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

KCTC August Newsletter

There is alot happening at KC Track Club. Stay informed and join us for our many events. Read Here READ MORE »

Friday, August 5, 2011

We Will Miss You Kari Waggoner!

I am heading back to Manhattan to begin my senior year at K-State, and the thing  I will miss the most about Kansas City is the Kansas City Track Club. I moved to Kansas City for the summer as an intern. Being from a small town, running alone in the city was intimidating. Luckily, I stumbled upon the Kansas City READ MORE »

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cliff Hanger Registration Is OPEN!

For More Information: www.cliffhangerrun.com

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Steve Fuller competed in all 50 states & every continent

It would be unfair to call Steve Fuller’s bucket list an actual list. There are just too many categories to it. In the course of a conversation with the North Kansas City attorney, he’ll rattle off the number of Mexican states he’s visited or tell you about his goal of getting to every country in the world. “It’s actually two READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lou’s WNR draws a crowd

Every July runners, bikers and friends gather to wish Lou Joline a Happy Birthday and jump in Lake Tapawingo.   Last Wednesday about 45 people faced the heat to run and were rewarded with a cooling soak.   Lou is front wearing the floral trunks. READ MORE »

Friday, July 22, 2011

Looking Forward To Brew To Brew

Looking for inspiration to train for the 2012 Brew To Brew?  This article appeared in UltraRunning magazine – July 2011/www.ultrarunning.com  Brew to Brew Coverage_July UltraRunning Magazine READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Group Run In Independence

Who wants to run on Sunday in Independence? You can run Independent(ly) or with a group, your choice. We will meet at 6:30 am behind the old O’Charlies (behind Cold Stone Creamery), at the start of the Little Blue trace trail… There is a lot of trail to be tamed! Run as far or as short as you would like READ MORE »

Friday, July 15, 2011

The 6th Annual Psych Night Trail Run

10K & 5K, Friday Night, Aug. 5, 8pm-ish, Wyandotte County Lake, KC, Kansas (Start/Finish is near the main park entrance)  More Info    Register Now 

This is an out-and-back course, with a “lollipop” at the end of the out and back. A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP IS REQUIRED TO RUN ON THIS COURSE.  This is the oldest night trail READ MORE »

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sunday Run – New Time Option

The Sunday Long Run will now start at 6:30am and then we will run back to meet anyone that wants to start at 7:30am instead!  Meet at the Hen House parking lot in Prairie Village Shopping Center at 71st and Mission Road. This is usually a large group with all paces from 7.5-13 minute miles. It’s HOT…bring a water bottle to carry READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Something For Everyone on Sat. Morning!

There’s alot of buzz about the new Sat 6:30am running group meeting in front of Aixois at 55th St and Brookside Blvd. The plan is to meet your needs wherever you are in your running life. We will have a course mapped out for any distance from 3-12miles. 12 miles this week is where you want to be if you READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Race Walker National Senior Games in Houston

The Heartland RaceWalkers  competed on June 24-25th in the National Senior Games in Houston, TX. The weather was hot and humid. All competitors had won medals in their state games.  The 1500-meter race was held at a high school track (35 miles from Houston) that had been upgraded to world-class status in order to be ready for the National Junior READ MORE »

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Saturday Group Run

Reminder about new Sat 6:30am running group meeting in front of Aixois at 55th st and Brookside Blvd. We will leave at 6:35am and run as long or short as you want. Have coffee at Aixois after the run if you have time! READ MORE »

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another Great Job by Lou

Lou designed some coffee mugs for KCTC members. They are 15oz ceramic with a navy interior. Both sides are printed- one side with KCTC logo and the other with another great cartoon by Lou Joline! Go HERE  to buy! READ MORE »

Friday, June 17, 2011

Marathon Training Starts Sunday!

                                    

Want to run the KC Marathon? KCTC has a marathon training group starting Sun. June 19th in conjunction with our regular long run group. Meet at 7:30am at Mission and Tomahawk Roads in the Hen House/US Bank parking lot. As distances increase, marathoners will meet earlier. Bring your own water bottle.  Program Description 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

KCTC at Dog n Jog

KCTC was working the finish at Dog n Jog this Sunday on the Plaza.  These guys seem to be enjoying the crowd. READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

KCTC Harvesters Day

Volunteer for a shift at Harvesters with the KC Track Club!

When: Saturday, August 13, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Harvesters, 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO

What: Working to organize or sort food donations at the food bank/distribution center

Join us after for pizza or a cool beverage at Pizza 51, across from UMKC. RSVP to Misty McNally,

mistymcnally at READ MORE »

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Walking Group on The Kansas Side!

To meet the needs of walkers on the Kansas side, KCTC has formed a new walking group meeting every Saturday at 9am at Antioch Park in Merriam, KS. This group will meet at shelter 3 at approximately 8:50am beginning June 11th. Free to KCTC members! READ MORE »

Sunday, June 5, 2011

KCTC at Hospital Hill Expo

Steve and President Nancy at the KCTC booth at the Hospital Hill Expo.  It was a great chance to meet some new and old friends and tell people about the all the great running and walking opportunities with KCTC.  BTW, the KCTC TEAM won the Saucony Team Challenge event. The runners on our team: Dale Dexter, Matthew Chesang, Michael Pierce! READ MORE »

Friday, June 3, 2011

Beginning Runners Class Starts Monday!

Feeling the need for some motivation? Any KCTC member gets a FREE entry for Lou Joline’s Running 101 class which starts Monday June 6th. The class meets at 5:45 pm at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center.  You can walk, walk and jog or try running the entire way. The class lasts 10 weeks.  Or check out any READ MORE »

Friday, May 27, 2011

KCTC Brew Ha Ha

After ten days of rain and tornado warnings,  clear blue skies greeted the first KCTC Brew-Ha-Ha. About sixty members and guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers, on the outside patio at The Well in Waldo.

Leaders of club activities (Trail Nerding, Intervals, Long Runs, Beginning Running, Run/Walk Local groups) were introduced.  Inside, President Nancy set up a colorful display of club READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

First Ever All Member Brew Ha Ha May 26th!

First KCTC Brew Ha Ha! is tomorrow, May 26, 6 to 8 pm at The Well in Waldo. We’ll have free appetizers, a cash bar and a chance to meet our board, coaches and run leaders, as well as other members. Come out and kick off the long weekend with KCTC. READ MORE »

Monday, May 23, 2011

KCTC Weight Watchers WALK !T 5K

KCTC, RRCA and Weight Watchers put on the largest 5K WALK !T event in the US on Sunday at Macken Park in North KC.  We had 1000 people participating and smiles galore as Weight Watchers members accomplished their goal of doing a 5K.  KCTC already has 2 Walk Local events on our calendar and if you have a walking group READ MORE »

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Group Run Thursday AM on The Plaza

Thursday Mornings on The Plaza, 6am, Meet Ryan Knapp at Mill Creek Park at the fountain (corner of Broadway & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.). Distances will vary and it will be an out and back on The Trolley Trail and some core workout if you are interested. You can park on Broadway in front of the park. Email kctcrunner@gmail.com with READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our Friends at KCBC host Tour De Lakes Ride

10th Annual Tom Logan Memorial Tour de Lakes Bike Ride, Saturday, June 25,   7 a.m. www.tourdelakes.org

Experience one of Kansas City’s Most Beautiful Rides Fully supported with 4 SAGS – 3 distances: 10.7 miles around Longview Lake; 30.8 miles around Longview and Raintree Lakes; 62 miles around Longview, Raintree, Lakewood,  READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Northland Runners “Take” The Five Trails 1/2!

We entered a team at the Leavenworth Five Trails Half Marathon in the Mixed Masters Division.  There were 6 runners (see below) and we all did well.  Some did especially well.
Stacey Slover won the women’s masters 1st place.
Mark Lindman won 2nd in his age group.
Katy Harvey and Tom Summers set PRs
The team “Northland Runners” won 1st READ MORE »

Friday, May 13, 2011

KCTC Adds 2 Walking Groups To The Schedule!

KCTC is sponsoring a Weight Watchers Walk on May 22nd at 8am in Macken Park. The walk is FULL with  1,001 people  registered! We need volunteers so contact kctcrunner@gmail.com if you can donate a couple of hours! Even better news- KCTC is starting walking groups in two locations- Macken Park in North KC and Loose Park  every Saturday at 8am starting May 28th. READ MORE »

Thursday, May 12, 2011

WNR – Run, Walk, or Ride

Our Wednesday Night Run Czar, Maggie, gets special treatment.   And she deserves it! READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

First Ever KCTC Brew Ha Ha

Save the date! Thursday May 26th at 6pm is the first ever Kansas City Track Club Brew Ha Ha, a fun get together for Track Club Members and guests at The Well in Waldo. KCTC says “It’s not another boring meeting”… There will be a cash bar with drink specials. KCTC is providing free appetizers or you can come early and READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday Night Runners Hang Tough in Hot Weather!

The first Monday Night Run took place with 13 runners pounding the hot gravel on the Trolley Trail.  About 8 more runners joined us just for beer and food afterward. The service at The Well rocks. Runners are welcome to join us anytime.  We will be there every monday 52 weeks per year! READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Monday Night Run Group Forming

KCTC is sponsoring a Monday Night Run from The Well in Waldo every Monday at 6pm. All paces and distances and FREE to KCTC members. After your run, cool off with $3. beers and free appetizers. Ask where the KC Track Club is sitting that night. We will have reserved space on the rooftop during nice weather and inside when its READ MORE »

Monday, May 2, 2011

Law Day 5K

KCTC was out helping at the Law Day 5K on a chilly Sunday Morning.  The run along Brush Creek and through the Kauffman Center gardens raises money for Legal Aid. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Law Day 5K May 1, 2011

Come out and run the Law Day 5K along Brush Creek from the beautiful Kauffman Gardens to the Plaza and back.  Past years have featured way cool gavels just like Judge Judy wields for the winners.  Examine the evidence in more detail and sign up at www.lakc.net. READ MORE »

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday Long Run Group

Looking For A Long Run Training Group? KCTC sponsors a year round Sunday morning Long Run Training Group every Sunday at 7:30am. The group leaves at 7:35am sharp. Meet at Prairie Village Shops at Mission & Tomahawk Rds and Park in front of Hen House. David Virtue of BIG MILES TRAINING will organize the run.  Participants will be grouped into 3 paces- Fast, Slow and Slower. This READ MORE »

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Team Jan at Steps to the Cure 5K

KCTC was at the Steps to the Cure 5K benefiting Parkinson’s.  This is a part of the large Team Jan who braved the cold for a great cause.  BTW  KCTC member Matt Greer won the race in a bit over 19 minutes. READ MORE »

Friday, April 15, 2011

BTB Results updated 4/15/2011


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Results by Division
Division Team # Team Capt Age Start Time Finish Net time Hcap Delay Adj time Place Note
1 881 **SOLO GUYS******




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1 4 Brooks Williams 28 6:00 11:35:31 5:35:31 0:00 0:00 5:35:31 1
1 58 Marvin Mastin 45 6:00 12:13:13 6:13:13 0:20 0:00 5:53:13 2
1 12 Brent Anderson 49 6:00 12:24:36 6:24:36 0:20 0:00

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Trail Nerds on Runner’s World website

Runner’s World website features an article on the trails around Perry Lake by Ben Holmes. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

KCTC Sponsors Long Run Training Group

Start: Sunday April 17th at 7:30am. The group will leave at 7:35am sharp.
Location: Prairie Village Shops at Mission & Tomahawk Rds. Park in front of Hen House & the bank.
David Virtue of BIG MILES TRAINING fame will lead this group.
The group will have 6mile & 10 mile options & will increase distance as needed by the participants.
Coolers will not be placed along READ MORE »

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Age group winner – 1 week!

We’re not kidding when we say Wednesday Night Run has all ages.  Here’s the youngest, Issac and mom Angie who came with dad Matt and big brother Ethan.  Angie and Issac walked but we’re sure he’s got the running genes.  A wonderful evening to be out. READ MORE »

Monday, April 4, 2011

44 Miles in 80+ degree heat – Piece of cake!

Brooks Williams, the ultra runner with cystic fibrosis who’s been written up in Runner’s World won the solo Brew to Brew title this year.  He’s shown with Andy Henshaw (red shirt) who holds the B2B course record.  What a great day for running and fun!  And raising money for CF.  KCTC expects to donate nearly $40,000.

Below is KCTC board READ MORE »

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Roasterie Volunteer Party

Brew to Brew could not happen without our wonderful volunteers.  KCTC wants to thank the Roasterie for again allowing us to use their space to host our volunteer briefing/supplies pickup.  Dana Wilson from Cystic Fibrosis spoke and of course there were some words of wisdom from Lou and Maggie. READ MORE »

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New KCTC Race Series for 2011 Season

 Want to get more out of running ? This is a running series for everyone! It is designed to provide motivation and fun for runners or walkers whether you are a beginner or a veteran; slow or extremely talented, you can participate and WIN!

 

 

Runner must be a KCTC member

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Walkers and Runners

It was a beautiful night for a WNR!  Racewalker Alan and runner Elizabeth compared notes after enjoying the route to Loose Park.  Apparently everyone else in KC agreed since the Loose Park trail was packed with people after a long cold winter.  Come on out the winter is officially over. READ MORE »

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Braden Is An Inspiration

A very inspirational (short) video for Braden’s Hope Mile & 5K.
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI0CzNLod9U
Event Details: Saturday, April 16, 2011
2nd Annual Braden’s Hope Mile & 5K
(Paved) 5K & 1-Mile Run/Walk
And Fundraiser
10:00 a.m.
Unity Village Campus, Lee’s Summit, MO
http://bradensrun.org/ READ MORE »

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Luck Of The Irish

KCTC hosted the Westport St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler with 3,600 runners. The day was perfect for a race and everyone was able to party afterward- outside! Pictured is Roger Samuel, KCTC member, crossing the finish line and two aliens that flew in for the race.   READ MORE »

Friday, March 11, 2011

Brew To Brew Relay is Full!

THE BREW TO BREW RELAY TO LAWRENCE IS NOW FILLED. THANKS TO EVERYONE IN THE RUNNING COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORTING THE RACE AND THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Alan Poisner Takes Gold!

The USATF National Masters Indoor Track & Field Meet was held in Albuquerque March 4-6.  A KC Track Club member, Alan Poisner won a Gold Medal in the 3000-meter walk in the 75-79 age division on a banked track in the convention center. His time (19:47) would have been good enough to take Silver Medals in the 65-69 and 70-74 READ MORE »

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tuesday Intervals Starting 3/8 5:30pm

Want to run faster and sharpen your skills? Intervals Training starts next Tuesday at  75th and Mission Rd, Shawnee Mission East Track at 5:30- 7pm.  Sessions are free to KCTC members and you can sign up that night.  Join in anytime you need to and just show up. John Carstens leads this group and is available at 913-432-8347.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Terry’s Bugles Birthday

Bugles and Terry are a Wednesday Night Run tradition.  So this week to wish Terry a happy birthday there was a very unique Bugles Cake.  Photo shows Terry, the cake and an authentic bag of Bugles. READ MORE »

Friday, February 25, 2011

WNR at Karen & Andy’s

KCTC runners and walkers enjoyed clear streets, 60 deg temperatures and great food and friends at WNR.  We also presented Trudy with a birthday card and flowers.  Trudy has way more countries on her passport than candles on her cake and shows no signs of slowing down.  Yes, running does keep you young. READ MORE »

Friday, February 18, 2011

WNR at Bella Napoli

The WNR crew filled several tables at the Bella Napoli in Brookside.  The Trolley Trail was a little muddy but everyone loved the Big Thaw. READ MORE »

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lou’s Legendary Running Class

Lou’s Beginning Running Class is back in session and despite a blizzard or two still going strong.  The class runs from Garry Gribbles Running Sports at Ward Parkway every Monday night at 5:45.  If you’d like to join it’s still not too late.  That’s Lou in the very reflective vest bottom left. READ MORE »

Thursday, February 3, 2011

KCTC and The KC Express at Ground Hog

KCTC and the KC Express were busy handing out flyers for Brew to Brew (April 3, 2011) and the Mother’s Day 5K (May 8, 2011)  to everyone walking out of the Ground Hog Run Sunday.  Left to right, Shelia, Terry, Steve and Sue. READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Northland Runners are Growing Strong

Northland Runners are known for their talent and dedication. There are always runners in the group training for races of every distance and also in recovery. Join them on Tues or Thurs evenings at 5:30pm in Macken Park. Northland Runners do not cancel and run in any type of weather! READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

KCTC Volunteer of the Year

Dave Boone, former KCTC President, received the Volunteer of the Year award at the annual board get together on Sunday.  The award  should probably read Volunteer of the Decade to begin to do justice to Dave’s contributions.  Thanks Dave for all hard work! READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Trail Nerds WyCo Ice 5K video

Wyco Fire and Ice 5K The Trail Nerds got some nice coverage on the local news for their Ice 5K trail run on  Jan. 16th.  Click on the link and check  out this winter run. READ MORE »

Monday, January 17, 2011

Want To Be a Girls On The Run Coach?

Girls on the Run of Johnson County is expanding to 24 sites this spring and is in need of volunteer coaches. Volunteering as a coach is a life-changing experience. You share your time and energy, and instill a positive self-image in girls 3rd-8th grade.

Added incentives this season:
1.  If you sign up to coach and have a daughter participating READ MORE »

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lou’s Legendary Running Class Starting

Got the post holidays blues and feeling the need for some motivation.  Any KCTC member gets a FREE entry for Lou Joline’s Running 101 class which starts Jan. 24.  The class meets at 5:45 pm at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center.  You can also sign up through UMKC Communiversity. Or check out any of our READ MORE »

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kyra Bronson at Walt Disney World

KCTC member Kyra Bronson won a KCTC raffle for a free registration to Walt Disney World Marathon. With all that money she saved, she bought herself a special running outfit.  Kyra is a new runner, started with Lou’s beginning runners class and now leads the KCTC Leawood Thursday Night Running Group.  Way to go, Kyra! READ MORE »

Thursday, January 6, 2011

WNR – Happy Birthday to You!

Over 30 runners and walkers celebrated the birthdays of three special KCTC members at Trudy’s always wonderful WNR. Here’s the WNR Czarina,  Maggie, blowing out the candles.  Raul and Vic also got a chance to make a wish.  We had a special African soup and lots of goodies and yes, we did a little running too.  Thanks to Dick Ross READ MORE »

Sunday, January 2, 2011

KCTC New Year’s Day Run

Over 120 runners and walkers gathered at the Athletic Club of Overland Park to welcome the New Year with a run on the nearby trails.  At the club there were snacks and hot drinks and a chance to catch up with old friends.  This year was cold but sunny with no ice on the roads and trails – a perfect READ MORE »

Friday, December 31, 2010

Ticket Raffle for Hood To Coast Movie 1/11/11

 

KCTC is raffling 6 tickets to Hood to Coast Movie showing on 1/11/11 at the Town Center Theatre 7:30pm. Eligibility: be a kctc member, if you have a facebook acct “like” our page and sign up for our newsletter at www.kctrack.org. Email: kctcrunner@gmail.com
HOOD TO COAST follows four quirky teams on their epic journey to conquer the world’s
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Monday, December 27, 2010

The Best Christmas Presents

The best presents have to include good health and good friends.  A Dec. 26th run at Raul and Nancy’s  with some of the Northland Runners and  KCTC folks and friends.  What’s best after a cold morning run?   A hot Irish coffee. READ MORE »

Monday, December 27, 2010

Free New Years Day Run

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Don’t forget the New Year’s Day fun run at the Athletic Club of Overland Park, 10440 Marty.  Jan 1, 2011, 10 am.  No fees, no awards, just show up and run or walk.  Snacks and hot drinks inside the club after the run. READ MORE »

Thursday, December 16, 2010

WNR at Lisa and Dave’s

Old and new friends gathered despite freezing drizzle warnings for a mellow evening with a bit of outdoor activity.  Although KCTC never plugs area businesses, we have to tell you to check out Lisa’s new boutique, Luticia Clementine’s, on the square in Independence.  It’s soon going to be called Lily Wolfgang (a much cooler name we think)  and will host READ MORE »

Monday, December 13, 2010

Northland Runners Move Inside For The Winter

Northland Runners are meeting at runners homes on Sunday mornings at 8am from now until April. Dan Hatcher, Ron Bodine and Raul Flores enjoy coffee and breakfast after their run. READ MORE »

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kansas RRCA meeting in Topeka

KCTC attended the kick off meeting of Kansas RRCA Road Runners Clubs of America affiliated running clubs.  Representatives from the KC Express, KCTC, Sunflower Striders, Washburn U, the Manhattan Cross Country Club, Run Lawrence, the Lawrence Trail Hawks, the Trail Nerds and the Kansas Ultrarunners Society all came to Topeka to learn more about what area clubs are doing and READ MORE »

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Trail Nerds Alternate Chili Run

The KC Trail Nerds did their 9th Alternate Chili Run at Wyandotte Co. lake.  The Nerds start early and do the tough WyCo trails before the rest of us start off to circle Wyandotte Co. lake on nice asphalt roads at the MARA sponsored Chili Run.  The Alternate Chili Run is a great preview of Run ToTo Run aka PsychoWyCo READ MORE »

Thursday, December 9, 2010

WNR at Metro Walk & Run

The Metro Walk and Run and  Sports Medicine Store at 95th and Metcalf hosted  us with some good food and store specials on running gear and potential Christmas gifts. READ MORE »

Sunday, December 5, 2010

KCTC member at NYC Marathon

Bruce Gilbert, long time KCTC member, ran his 63rd marathon at the 2010 New York City Marathon, Nov. 7th.   He reports #63 was a blast followed by  Gobbler Grind 2010 for #64.  He’s been doing marathons for 42 years.  Way to go, Bruce! READ MORE »

Thursday, December 2, 2010

WNR with lights

Lots of beautiful holiday lights on our WNR from Ziva’s, including her blue and white Hanukkah decked house.  From now until New Year’s we recommend the Brookside / Plaza area for some great ligh displays, like the Country Club Plaza and Romany Road off Ward Parkway. READ MORE »

Thursday, November 25, 2010

KCTC at Sprint Thanksgiving Day 5K

KCTC was doing the finish line again this year at the Sprint Thanksgiving Day 5K.  About 7000 people came  out to run fast or walk slow before the big meal.  That’s Trail Nerd Brad Bishop one of our great volunteers.  And really it wasn’t that cold after you get used to it. READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter Running Advice

Many people need motivation in the winter to keep running. Here is Lou’s advice to keep you going through the cold, dark months!

  • Wear a reflective vest
  • Subscribe to Runners World so that receiving the monthly magazine reminds you that you are a runner 
  • Find and join a running group; this can be just one person who likes to run
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Leawood Thursday Night Runners

The KCTC Leawood Thursday Night Runners have a new, warm winter meeting place: Elite Cycling (and running) 10673 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206. If you can’t google a map, call the store at 913-648-6277 for directions. Meet at 5:30pm every thursday and wait for your friends in a warm place! The store is giving KCTC members a 10% discount on any merchandise READ MORE »

Sunday, November 14, 2010

From the brain of Lou…

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Beautiful 2010 Cliff Hanger!

Another perfect morning on Cliff Drive for over 1300 runners and walkers.  For more photos of the run and the Historic Northeast go to Seekcrun.com and Hyperblogal.   KCTC wants to thank everyone who ran, walked or volunteered.  See you next year! READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cat Woman at Blue Springs 50/50

Race Director and local running legend, Lou Joline, poses with Cat Woman,  Carol Frike, who did 50 miles in 8:33:48 in costume all the way. Sunday was the 16th running of 50/50 now run on the Little Blue Trace trail in Blue Springs, MO.  The run billed as a 50 miler or 50k, has added shorter distances like the marathon READ MORE »

Monday, November 1, 2010

Steve Fuller Brings Home Award

Steve Fuller, long time KCTC member who has run multiple marathons on every continent placed 3rd in 60-64 age group at the Boulder Marathon READ MORE »

Friday, October 29, 2010

Like Father – Like Sons

KCTC board member, Steve Mathews and sons, Colby on the left and Gregory on the right, after finishing the Wisconsin Dells Marathon last weekend.  Note the KCTC and Brew to Brew shirts.  These guys are some great advertising for KC running. READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Colonnade Ecological Restoration Workday 11/13

Colonnade Ecological Restoration Workday and Clean Up Saturday, November 13, 2010 (Rain Date: Nov. 20) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Colonnade on the Concourse Lunch for volunteers Help bring back the beauty and safety of a historic Cliff Drive path. Join us as we remove invasive shrub honeysuckle that threatens the incredible, fragile Cliff Drive wild places and clean READ MORE »

Monday, October 25, 2010

KCTC Scary Skedaddle Fun Run

KCTC was at the Landing in Parkville on a beautiful fall afternoon with a fun run on the trail along the river, a pot luck dinner and some great costumes. READ MORE »

Saturday, October 23, 2010

KCTC at COR Sacred Steps 5K

Over 1,100 runners and walkers came out to support Church of the Resurrection’s AIDS project in Africa. READ MORE »

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CliffHanger 5K, 8K Sun. Nov 7th 9am

It doesn’t get any better than this! Join us for a beautiful autumn run or walk on Cliff Drive and a free pancake breakfast… Get a heavy weight long sleeve tee, and help Neighbor to Neighbor, Gladstone Elementary and Special Olympics…Presented by KCTC!  Register at www.enter2run.com READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scary Skedaddle Fun Run & Party

 FREE RUN & PARTY  Sun Oct 24th 4pm Parkville, English Landing Run! Any distance but watch out for treats & goblins along the way. Or you can walk if you dare See your friend’s goofy Halloween Costumes. Prizes will be awarded for: Best Overall, Are You Kidding Me?, Spookiest, Most Creative, Least Functional  Reverse Trick or Treat. Bring an item for Harvesters READ MORE »

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cheering the runners on – literally

KCTC had Bishop Miege cheerleades at our aide station cheering the runners on. READ MORE »

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Workin’ both sides of the street!

KCTC had 40 super volunteers at our aide station at 31st & Main by Mark Lowe’s  Contract Furnishings.  Note that the crew is wearing KCTC hats.  Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer. READ MORE »

Friday, October 15, 2010

KC Marathon Expo

The KCTC booth at the Marathon Expo was a busy spot.  Steve Mathews was our main man, working two long days with some of the rest of us stopping by to help out.  And yes we did give out candy. READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cliff Hanger is Nov. 7, 2010

Here’s a beautiful photo of Cliff Drive, the venue for the 25th Cliff Hanger 5K/8K.  The photo is by David Remley, a photographer who lives in the Historic Northeast and often photographs around the KC Museum and Cliff Drive.  You can see more photos of Cliff Drive on his blog, hyperblogal and you can find out all about the READ MORE »

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jared Coones 5K – starting em young!

The Olathe Running Club and Sam Micelli, staged the biggest Jared Coones 5K yet with 3500 participants – 1500 were grade school and middle school students!  As one older runner observed, “they are the future of running”.     Some of the schools even had their own tents, banners and special tee shirts.  The handsome guy in the black shirt READ MORE »

Friday, October 8, 2010

A beautiful night in old Leawood

Danielle, Monica (our host) and Raul after a wonderful run through old Leawood.  We got to see some special 1950′s Drummond houses on the route.  And enjoy the fire pit on patio.  Our next WNR is at Governor Stumpy’s close to the Trolley Trail and with $3 drafts. READ MORE »

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ann dances with wolf?

BJ and Ann Nelson at Dick Ross’ Volunteer Appreciation Party at SMP.  Dick was doing his thing and taking photos of the guests. READ MORE »

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mike Schupp Retires

After 41 years working at Hallmark, longtime kctc member, Mike Schup retired Friday. Yep, he started there when he was 17.  Now he has more time to run and pursue his artistic interests. READ MORE »

Saturday, October 2, 2010

KCTC members at Roots & Blues 1/2

It was a good day for some kctc members at the Roots and Blues half marathon in Columbia, MO. Awards were bottles of wine from one of the sponsors!
Stacey Slover. 1:36. First in age group
Mark Lidman. 2:05. 2nd in age group
Donna Romans.  first in her age group. Sorry, we didn’t get Donnas photo. READ MORE »

Monday, September 27, 2010

Smithville Dam Run

KCTC Northland Runner, Dustin Criscione from Liberty, age 31 placed first in his age division and 6th overall at the Smithville Dam 10K.  In spite of high head winds, Dustin prevailed. Way to go Dustin! READ MORE »

Saturday, September 25, 2010

KCTC was at Strut Your Mutt

Saturday morning went to the dogs with KCTC busy helping with the first 5K at Strut your Mutt in Brookside.  This family likes to have a “big and a small dog” and they really mean BIG.  (It’s only a puppy – really) READ MORE »

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Longview Lake Trail Group Run

Josh Littrell will lead a Longview Lake Trail Group Run on weekday evenings around 6pm. Josh is a coach and is flexible about meeting times. The Longview Lake Trail is recently completed and is easy on your knees with beautiful scenery. Or you can meet up to run in Independence on the Little Blue Trails  on Saturdays at 6:30am. To contact READ MORE »

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Union Hill Neighborhood Group Runs

The Union Hill Neighbors met for the first time this morning. You can join them every Saturday at 7am at Crown Center Fountains for a run of whatever distance or pace suits the runners that morning. Kimberly Saunders is leading this group and you can contact her at kctcrunner@gmail.com.  Run Local and create a sense of community in Union Hill. READ MORE »

Thursday, September 23, 2010

WNR at Pizza 51

It was a perfect night for a run on the Trolley Trail and pizza with friends.  Ryan and daughter Grace and new-to-KC runner Erin were part of the KCTC crew. READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Beginning Runners Class

The new session of the beginning runners class started last night. The class toughed out the unseasonably hot weather and came back after 3 miles looking like seasoned runners. Anyone can join the class at any time.  Every Monday, 5:45pm at  Garry Gribbles in Ward Parkway Shopping Center for the next 9 weeks. We know this is a very bad READ MORE »

Monday, September 20, 2010

Northland Runner Stacey Slover wins at Zoo Run

One of our favorite Northlanders, Stacey Slover, shows off her way cool trophy after winning the  women’s masters division at the Zoo Run 4 miler with a blistering  26:46. READ MORE »

Monday, September 20, 2010

David Cudmore 1st Overall at Ray Caffrey Race

David Cudmore, age 50, from Lee’s Summit placed first overall in Shawnee Mission Park on Saturday at the Raymond Caffrey Memorial 5K.  The weather was perfect for this first year race. Watch for this race again next year as the organizers are “pumped” about  what they will add in 2011. READ MORE »

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nice Old Fashioned Small Town Run

Melissa doing the results the old fashioned way – by hand at the Jesse James 5K/10K in Kearney, MO.  KCTC was punching in times, pulling tags and tallying results like back in Jesse’s day.  BTW Jesse is buried in the cemetery just across from the finish line and the 10K goes by his farm. READ MORE »

Friday, September 17, 2010

Soggy WNR

Only the bravest KCTC members drove in torrential rain to Dave and Janes house but WOW was it worth the drive! We always eat well at this WNR and the cookies are the best you will ever have. Jane and Dave met at Wed Night Run many years ago so we take credit for their success! READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lou’s Famous Running Class is back in session

The fall new runners class will start at 5:45 pm on Monday, September 20. The tenth and final class will be November 22. The classes start at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports store in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center, between State Line Road and Ward Parkway, and between 85th and 89th Streets. The class is for new runners, fast walkers, and former READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Old friends are riding across the US

Many of you know Mary Edwards, Deb Callaway, Nancy Weber  and Margi Sells all long time  members of the Kansas City running community and of KCTC.  The four friends are bicycling across the US (with some great support) and are documenting the journey on a blog with beautiful photos.  Check in on their journey on Bodies in Motion. READ MORE »

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Helen Gold

Bradley Brooker with his mom, Shirley Brooker, and kids after the race.  Bradley and Ron Gold started the race to honor their mothers and to raise money to fight Parkinson’s.  BTW, Derek Tate set a course record in the 5K with a 15:14. READ MORE »

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday Night Re-Run-derful Evening

Emma (top) beat out some serious competition, twice her age, to win the overall Hula Hoop event.

It was a perfect evening for the annual WNR ReRun at the Loose Park Pavilion when old friends and brand new WNRunner’s gathered to celebrate another year of WNR (thanks Maggie!).   There was of course lots of food and a run – READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Heart of America Marathon Winners

                                                                                                                                                         

Northland Runners, Stacey Slover won first in Masters and Steve Fuller won third in his age group at Heart of America Marathon in Columbia, MO .  The marathon is an annual group trip for the Northland Runners. READ MORE »

Monday, September 6, 2010

Suzie Turner in Cliff Hanger Hat

Suzie Turner at the Leawood Labor Day 5K modeling the way cool Cliff Hanger cap.  BTW,  Suzie was second in her age group.  Want more info on the upcoming Cliff Hanger?  Go to www.cliffhangerrun.com. READ MORE »

Monday, September 6, 2010

Connie Abbott – Wins Leawood Labor Day 5K

Fastest Woman, Connie Abbott and friends (Connie is 2nd from right) after the Leawood Labor Day 5K where Connie ran a blistering 17:37. READ MORE »

Friday, September 3, 2010

KCTC’s first e-newsletter

KCTC is sending out an e-newsletter with news of upcoming runs and special offers -  like the Re Run at Loose Park on Sept. 8th and 20% off at all Garry Gribble’s stores all year for KCTC members.  You can view the complete first edition by clicking the newsletter 090310 link.  Over the coming months you’ll be able to view READ MORE »

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dan Werkovitch Impresses WNR Friends

Dan Werkovitch completed a 340 mile endurance race across Missouri in a boat and astounded his KCTC  friends.  Dan endured  miles of wind, heat, bugs and rain and finished in less than 88 hrs.  It wasn’t no mama’s boy float trip. AND THEN he whipped up some barbeque and potato casserole for WNR with friend Andy OHara at his new condo.  The READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

KCTC helps KCBC

John Anderson and Maggie McCoy were part of the KCTC crew at a  sag stop for the Summer Breeze Bike Ride put on by the Kansas City Bicycle Club last Sunday. READ MORE »

Monday, August 30, 2010

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it…

Mel at Mud and Muck after pulling people out of the mud pit. Yes, KCTC asks a lot of board members. READ MORE »

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Celebrity sighting in SMP

One of our favorite running divas, Carolyn Mitchell and daughter Connie were out  in Shawnee Mission Park this weekend.  They’re training for Carolyn’s upcoming 100th marathon in Oct.  Oh, BTW, did we mention that she’s already done the SEVEN continents. READ MORE »

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Beautiful Morning at Chance For Children

KCTC members won hardware at Chance For Children 5K on Saturday. Dave Bierschmit, the founder of KCTC, won first in his age group and Larry Everly won 2nd in his age group. READ MORE »

Sunday, August 22, 2010

KCTC volunteers at Harvesters

KCTC volunteers work an assembly line making up packages for the BackSnack program that feeds over 8000 area school children.  The kids take home a backpack filled with food for the weekend, and for many this may be the only food they get.  We got a wonderful response to our email blast asking for volunteers and special thanks go to READ MORE »

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mud and Muck is August 28!

Come out and get muddy – very muddy and help raise some money for Harvesters. There’s a MUD PIT to cross and a Mud Slide!
Costumes are encouraged & prizes will be awarded in many categories!
Spend part of your weekend getting down and dirty. Post race facilities will be provided to “clean up your act”.

For those that just want READ MORE »

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Heidi and Herb at Farmstead Stampede 5K

Heidi Bryant Englert and Herb Brown after  the Farmstead Stampede 5K on Saturday.

Heidi was the women’s 3rd overall finisher and Herb was third among men 70- 74. READ MORE »

Friday, August 13, 2010

RRCA Rep visits WNR

Janice Woolery, the Kansas State representative of the Road Runners Clubs of America, joined the WNR crew at Bob and Anne Cook’s.  Latest on the Cooker’s recovery saga – Bob ran 3 miles at noon Wednesday.  He’s back. READ MORE »

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dog days of summer

Regis dropped by yesterday’s  Wednesday Night Run to socialize and pick up any food dropped on the floor. READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Donna Murphy Celebrates Birthday

KCTC friends surprised Donna with a birthday and wedding anniversary party and some surprise guests: son Michael, daughter Susan, son-in-law Brian, and children.  Grandsons Max and Teddy took the microphone and wished Grandma a Happy Birthday.  Donna’s husband Dick was also suprised by Dick’s brothers Roger from Iowa and Bruce with his wife Ginette, all the way from Canada. READ MORE »

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cool KCTC hats are here!

Mario and Raul model the new KCTC summer hats.  Want one?  Come to a Wednesday Night Run or other KCTC event and pick one up.  They’re free for KCTC members. READ MORE »

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lou’s Birthday Party was a cool event

Celebrating Lou Joline’s birthday at Lake Tapawingo is a KCTC tradition. READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Divine Run 5K Hardware

KCTC members went home with medals and prizes from the Divine Run in Corporate Woods Saturday. George Macgregor and Thomas Moore placed 1st in their age divisions. Congratulations!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Heartland RaceWalker’s World Class Clinic

The Heartland RaceWalkers have invited Dave McGovern for a World Class Racewalking Clinic, Overland Park, KS Aug 6-8. 2010
Friday: 6:30 Pasta dinner and orientation, Saturday: 9:00-5:00, Sunday: 8:00-4:00
Fee: $175, Registration Closing Date Sunday July 31, 2010 @ 11:59 PM
Description:Clinic fee includes individual video-taped technique analysis; group technique and training instruction; use of Polar Heart Rate Monitors; all READ MORE »

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hot Weather Running

Here’s some tips from the RRCA for hot weather running.  Stay safe.   SummerRunning READ MORE »

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday Night Run

It was the hottest, most humid day of the season so far but kctc members stayed  tough and ran from Dan & Tamera Kovacs house. Thanks to Dan and Tamera for a great course and fun evening!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Mel looking strong after 15 miles!

Mel and Sophia at the Run Toto Run 15miler and 50K July 10th.  The tough trails of Wyandotte County Lake were no match for KCTC board member Mel.  But why all the mud?  Isn’t that at Mud and Muck? READ MORE »

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Donny Danner Places at Kirk Veach 5K

KCTC  and Northland Runner member Donny Danner places 2nd overall out of 204 runners at the Kirk Veach Memorial 5K in Lawson, MO. Kirk Veach 5K is an annual event to raise funds for Organ Donation and is part of the Lawson Annual 3 Day Picnic complete with Parade, Festival, Strawberry Festival and much more. READ MORE »

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Eudora Horsethief 5K Horseshoes

Dee Boeck, Kathy Johnson and Jane Tompkins show off some real hardware – horseshoes and ceramic mugs were given to Masters Winners at the Eudora 5K Horsethief run July 10.    Kathy Johnson also won a Garmin as the age graded fastest runner in the race.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Bike & Run

The Thursday Night Leawood Runners have added a bike option to their workout routine. Meet at Leawood City Park at 5:30pm to bike and 6:30pm to run. You will always know who is going to show up by going to their facebook page.  Bring your bike and /or running shoes to the parking lot adjacent to the basketball courts. This READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Psycho Psummer 50K and 15-Mile Trail Run

Kansas City Trail Nerds’ Present:

The Mizuno Cabrakan
“Psycho Psummer” Run Toto Run
50K & 15-Mile Trail Run
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wyandotte County Lake Park
Kansas City, KS

All the trail running excitement you can handle.

go to  www.psychowyco.com to sign up. READ MORE »

Friday, July 2, 2010

We’re planning the best Brew to Brew yet!

KCTC Board Members Lou Joline and Maggie McCoy (left) met with Dana Wilson, Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to start planning the 2011 Brew to Brew. We’re excited as we head into the17th year of Brew to Brew with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mark your calendars, it’s April 3, 2011. BTW, Lou has been the Race Director and READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Morning Intervals

 Intervals Sessions start at 6am at SM East High School Track every Tuesday.  For this first session, it was a beautiful, cool 68 degree morning and the group got a great workout. Everyone is welcome to join at any time. Coach John Carstens is there early to work out himself so you can show up earlier if 6am is too READ MORE »

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Barefootin It

Our Trail Meister Ben Holmes has some thoughts on barefoot running….

Barefootin’ It
Everybody is talking about the book, “Born to Run.” I found the book to be an interesting read, although it wandered and switched-back like a Wyco trail, at times. It was fairly complimentary to trailrunning and ultrarunning in general, while not embellishing upon the characters (too much). READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

KCTC Northland Runners at Macken Park


If you want to run north of the river, just check out the Northland Runner’s page on this site. They have group runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings at Macken Park. Photo by Dick Ross, seekcrun.com READ MORE »

Monday, June 21, 2010

KCTC will help you run faster

Been craving some speed work? Want a simple five week speed progam? Attached is the distilled KCTC wisdom on intervals. You can do these anytime that fits your schedule.

INTERVAL TRAINING SCHEDULE READ MORE »

Sunday, June 20, 2010

KCTC worked the Father’s Day Run

Steve Mathews with two excellent high school volunteers at the Village Shalom Father’s day Run. This is the 23rd year for the run and KCTC has been involved for most of them. READ MORE »

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Cooker is almost good as new!

The Cooker, aka Bob Cook, long time KC runner and KCTC member is out of the hospital (twice) and recovering after falling off a ladder and breaking 6 ribs. The lesson here is: 1.) hire someone to clean your gutters and 2.) running keeps you in great shape. Bob’s doctors told him his great physical condition and strong lungs saved READ MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Shawnee Park is a great place to run!

Maranatha Academy students enjoy some delicious shade and water after a hot Friday morning run. Students and coaches run in Shawnee Park during the summer to get ready for fall sports like cross country and soccer, or just to stay fit. Do you have a favorite running spot around KC? Send us a photo and we’ll post it. READ MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Brush and Floss Everyday!

Barb Schup DDS, holds the coveted Gold Tooth Award given to the KCTC runner with the best dental hygiene habits. Ok, just kidding but Barb really is a dentist. She and husband Mike hosted Wednesday Night Run this week. With a downpour outside, many of us decided to run short and get right to the food and socializing. READ MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Leawood group off and running

There’s a new KCTC sponsored group run in Leawood park on the paved trails at 6:30 pm every Thursday. You can find their Facebook group: KCTC Leawood Thursday Night Runners. You need to be a KCTC member to run with them. READ MORE »

Thursday, June 17, 2010

7 Heartland Racewalkers Qualify for the National Senior Games

From the KC Star June 17, 2010
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Olathe Running Club Marathon Training starting

Anyone who wants company training for a fall marathon is welcome to join the Olathe Running Club’s distance runs every Saturday morning at 7:00 am.    It’s free.   Runs start on Northgate Street.  Maps and more information are on their web site, www.olatherunningclub.com.   They also host  shorter runs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30pm. READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lou’s Famous Running Class is in session

The Famous Monday New Runners Class at 5:45pm at Gary Gribbles Running Sports, Ward Parkway Shopping Center at 85th and State Line is in the 2nd week.  But there’s still time to drop by and sign up. Classes run 10 weeks.  You need to join KCTC to participate, but it’s only $15 and you get a $25 GG Gift Certificate.  READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dirty Duo June 27,2009

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Final Team Results

June 27, 2009


Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Clydesdale


Team – 3 r-p racing Finish Position – 1

Team Score (places): 1 Team Score (times): 42:07.3

O’all Cum.
Place Bib No Name City Gend Place Place Time Ave. Time

1 3 Ryan Slebos M 1 1 42:07.3 42:07.3

Team – 5 The Snail Trail Finish

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

KCTC worked the Dog n Jog

KCTC again managed the finish line at the annual Dog n Jog on the Country Club Plaza.  The proud 1st and 2nd place winners pose with their pets. READ MORE »

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Festival Fitness Kids Event Salina Ks June 12,2010

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Festival Fitness Children’s Run

Overall Finish List

June 12, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


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50YD Girls Age 2 & Under

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Gender

Age Group

Time

1

Sophie Daily

964

2

F

1 0-99

0:14.2

2

Sienna Heinemann Salina KS

1128

2

F

2 0-99

0:16.3

3

Zoe Davidson

962

2

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Festival Fitness 2 Mile Walk Salina Ks June 12,2010

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Two Mile Walk Event

Age Group Results

June 12, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Tracy Workman Salina KS

1197

38

1

24:54.2

 

Female 11 and under

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Holly Lathan

1312

11

64

33:08.2

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Festival Fitness 2 Mile Run Salina Ks June 12,2010

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Festival Fitness 2 Mile Run

Age Group Results

June 12, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Natalie Fischer Salina KS

1298

37

22

14:22.0

2

Linda Hodges

1293

42

23

14:26.8

3

Marci Jennings

1184

31

27

15:03.0

 

Female 11 and

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Festival Fitness 5 Mile Run Salina Ks June 12,2010

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Festival Fitness Five Mile Run

Age Group Results

June 13, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Ashlee Orr Overland Park KS

1367

24

5

30:59.6

2

Jennifer Butler Bennington KS

1475

21

12

32:37.6

3

Stacy Batchman Meade KS

1335

33

17

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Paint the Pavement 5K June 13,2010

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Paint the Pavement 5K

Age Group Results

June 13, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-59 60-69 70-99

Women: 0-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-59 60-69 70-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Amy Stucky Overland Park

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nightflight 5K June 11, 2010

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Nightflight 5 K Run

Age Group Results

June 09, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0- 0 1-12 13-15 16-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-99

Women: 0- 0 1-12 13-15 16-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Intro 5K Trail Run

Our Nerd affiliates are putting on a 5K.  A nice way to ease into trail running.

06/19/2010 (Sat)
Summer Intro 5K Trail Run
Shelter #14, Wyandotte County Lake Park
Kansas City, KS
9:00 a.m.
Race Director:
Ben Holmes, badbendrs@yahoo.com 816-810-0440

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nerds Just Wanna Have Fun

The KC Trail Nerds are featured in an article in Trail Runner Magazine’s June Issue.

http://psychowyco.com/June2010_TrailRunner_Magazine_Trail_Nerds.pdf READ MORE »

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dave Suptic and Ann Kohn at Hospital Hill

Many KCTC members ran this years Hospital Hill on June 5th.  Despite the heat and humidity, Ann described it  “Yet another joyful running moment with my friends, Dave and Patsy …. The best KC run EVER! I believe this was nearly at the end of Hill Numero Uno.”  Some of the rest of us were just glad it was done.  READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

KCTC works Amy Thompson Memorial Day Race

KCTC members and friends worked the finish line and along the course at the Amy Thompson 8K and 2 mile race on Memorial Day.  Photo by Dick Ross/Seekcrun.ocm READ MORE »

Monday, May 31, 2010

St Joe Parkway 5K Results 2010

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St Joe Parkway Run 5K 5K Run

Age Group Results

May 29, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0-10 11-14 15-19 20-26 27-33 34-40 41-47 48-54 55-60 61-66 67-72 73-99

Women: 0-10 11-14 15-19 20-26 27-33 34-40 41-47 48-54 55-60 61-66 67-72 73-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Saturday, May 29, 2010

St Joe Parkway 15K Results 2010

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St Joe Parkway Run 15K 15K Run

Age Group Results

May 29, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0-10 11-14 15-19 20-26 27-33 34-40 41-47 48-54 55-61 62-99

Women: 0-10 11-14 15-19 20-26 27-33 34-40 41-47 48-54 55-61 62-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Joann

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beginning Runners Class starts Monday, June 7

Get started running or power walking with this series of 10 classes from KCTC.  Free to KCTC members (join for only $15).  Taught by the guru of running Lou Joline with guest runners/helpers.  Meet at 5:45pm  at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports in the Ward Parkway shopping center (85th and State Line – by Starbuck’s).  Distances start at 1 – 3 READ MORE »

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Girls on the Run with KCTC and RDTS

KCTC and RDTS staged the Olathe Girls on the Run 5K, May 22. Photo is by our friend Dick Ross. READ MORE »

Saturday, May 22, 2010

North Kansas City 5K Run

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North Kansas City 5k

Age Group Results

May 22, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0- 0 1-14 15-20 21-35 36-50 51-64 65-99

Women: 0- 0 1-14 15-20 21-35 36-50 51-64 65-99

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Missing Age

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Amanda Wolfe Kansas City MO

683

0

51

26:33.0

2

Dixie Ousley

Saturday, May 22, 2010

KCTC at BE 1! Cross Country 5K

KCTC helped put on the 2nd annual BE 1! cross country 5K in Swope Park. BE 1! is a way to make a difference in the lives of students in KCMO schools.
To BE 1! means choosing to invest in the lives of scholars in the Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD). It’s about recognizing that the gifts we have READ MORE »

Monday, May 17, 2010

Run for Mercy 5K April 17, 2010

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Psychodelic 5K Trail Run Results 5-16-2010

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Psychodelic 5K 5K Trail Run

Age Group Results

May 16, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0-99

Women: 0-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Jill Hanna Overland Park KS

324

39

15

31:04.0

2

Kate Woodard Columbia MO

371

22

16

31:49.6

3

Megan McDermott Kansas

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Brent Bays Results 5-16-2010

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Brent Bays 5K 5K

Age Group Results

May 16, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0-11 12-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-99

Women: 0-11 12-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Chip Time

Gun Time

1

Sarah Armstrong Hibit Edgerton KS

3

26

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Go Project 5K Results 5-15-2010

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Go Project 5K 5K

Age Group Results

May 15, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0-12 13-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85-99

Women: 0-12 13-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Friday, May 14, 2010

$30,000 check to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

KCTC’s secretary and president, Lou Joline and Dave Boone present a check for $30,000 raised by the 2010 Brew to Brew to Dana Wilson of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Over it’s 16 year history, Brew to Brew has raised over $220,000 to help find a cure for CF. READ MORE »

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Beer Grab

You have to earn those beers at the Cinco de Mayo Wednesday Night Run! READ MORE »

Thursday, May 13, 2010

KCTC Best Porta Potty again!


Once again the design power house – Jane Smeltzer and friends grab the coveted Best Porta Potty Award at the KC Express’ Mother’s Day 5K. Photo by our friend Dick Ross, seekcrun.com READ MORE »

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Spirit Award 2010 Brew to Brew


Photo by our friends at Thomas Photographic.
This is an email from the captain of the Warriors – the 2010 Spirit Award winners

I would like to take this time to thank every single person who either clapped, ran past us, shook our hand, honked, or just said we were plum crazy to be carrying the gear we did.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Truman Run May 8, 2010

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Truman Run 2010 5K

Age Group Results

May 08, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Heidi Bryant – Englert

916

34

12

19:27.1

2

Michelle Andrew Topeka KS

514

38

15

19:48.5

3

Denise Hodge Kansas City MO

644

34

18

20:03.8

 

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Truman Run May 8, 2010 Team Results

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Truman Run 2010

May 08, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


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Team – Garry Gribbles

Finish Position – 1

Team Score (times): 1:02:43.1

Team Pos

Bib No

Name City/State Gend/Age

O’all Place

Cum. Place

Time

Cum. Time

1

777

Joe Schur Lees Summit, MO

M 40

9

9

19:13.2

19:13.2

2

584

Steve Daley Roeland Park, KS

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dash and Dine 5K/10K May 7, 2010

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Dash & Dine 5K/10K

Age Group Results

May 07, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


Men: 0-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-99

Women: 0-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-99

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5K

Overall Female overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Sandy Collins Hiawatha

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kelly Lynn Lutz 2 mile/5K May 2, 2010

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Kelly Lynn Lutz 2Mile 5 K

Age Group Results

May 02, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0- 9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-99

Women: 0- 9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Sunday, May 2, 2010

LAKC Run for Justice May 2, 2010


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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Race for the Summit 5K May1, 2010

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Race for the Summit 2010 5K Run

Age Group Results

May 01, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


Men: 0-12 13-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-99

Women: 0-12 13-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-99

Overall Female Overall Winners

    Place    Name                              City              Bib No  Age   Overall       Time                        
       1    Chambers Dannah                                         115   32         READ MORE »

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Heart & Sole Classic is a KCTC favorite

KCTC members and friends love the Heart & Sole Classic 5K/10K put on by the Olathe Running Club. Photo by our friend Dick Ross, seekcrun.com. READ MORE »

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Heart and Sole Classic May1, 2010

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Heart and Sole Classic 2010

Age Group Results

May 01, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0- 8 9-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-99

Women: 0- 8 9-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-99

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5K Run

Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dragon Dash 5K April 28, 2010

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Dragon Dash 2010 5K Run

Age Group Results

April 28, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com



Men: 0- 2 3- 8 9-13 14-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-99

Women: 0- 2 3- 8 9-13 14-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-99

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Overall Female Overall Winners

Place

Name City

Bib No

Age

Overall

Time

1

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

James O’Rourk Relay

James O’Rourk Triathlon Competitive Relay Athletes

April 24, 2010


RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com


 Place  Team No  Bib No  Team/Participant Name           Event       Rank       Time      Total Time    Pace

    1      380                                                                              1:21:10.6         
                    380    Matt Franco                   Swim           1        6:04.1        6:04.1         
                    380    John Franco                   Bike           9       51:46.2       58:38.2         
                    380    John Franco                   Run            2       22:32.4     1:21:10.6         
 
    2      396                                                                              1:21:23.5         
                    396    Ethan Darling                 Swim           6        8:12.8         READ MORE »

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free State Trail Run

Another great off road race by our KC Trail Nerds and Mud Babes. Check out their featured link for all things off pavement. READ MORE »

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free State Trail Run April 24, 2010


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Saturday, April 24, 2010

James O’Rourk Triathlon Competitive Individual

James O’Rourk Triathlon Competitive Individual Athletes
Age Group Results
April 24, 2010
RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail runsfar@kc.rr.com
Overall Female Overall Winners

Overall —– Swim —– —– T1 —– —– Bike —– —– T2 —– —– Run —– Total
Place Place Name Age Rnk Time Pace Rnk Time Pace Rnk Time Pace Rnk Time Pace Rnk Time Pace Time
1 11 READ MORE »

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Broadway Bridge Run

Yes, you get to run across THE Broadway Bridge. KCTC helps the KC Police stage a race for MO Special Olympics. READ MORE »

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bad Ben at Bradon’s Run

Our Executive Trail Nerd, Bad Ben, and a few of the 1500 plus participants who came out for Bradon’s Run for Hope on the Shawnee Park trails. READ MORE »

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Broadway Bridge April 18, 2010

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Run for Mercy 10K April 17, 2010

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Brew to Brew boat crossing 2010

KCTC’s answer to The Raid Gauloises – the treacherous, highly technical boat crossing of Stranger Creek. Only the toughest attempt it. Photo by seekcrun.com READ MORE »

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Brew to Brew 2010

Finishers in Lawrence lookin’ good. Style points are awarded. Now off for the beer. READ MORE »

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Party at Liberty Hall Brew to Brew 2010

After 44 miles give or take, everyone partied at Liberty Hall with Free State and Boulevard Beer and great food. The end of a perfect day for running from KC to Lawrence. READ MORE »