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Monday, October 20, 2014

Oct 22 – Pizza 51

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This Wednesday you can fit in your run on the Trolley Trail AND watch the Royals’ game. We will meet at Pizza 51 at 51st and Oak. When we return from our run we get to watch the Royals perform as we chow on pizza.  Can you beat that?

So, get on over to 51st and Oak, and we READ MORE »

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Its Marathon Weekend!

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The Kansas City Track Club has alot of activity around the KC Marathon! Join us for any of our activities: 

Kansas City Track Club will be in booth 207 & 209 at the KC Marathon Expo on Thurs 3-8pm and Fri 11am-8pm. Stop by for giveaways and awesome deals on running clothing. Haven’t signed up for Cliff Hanger yet? Stop READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Economic Impact of Races

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864684d2-83e0-4c0e-8e79-5d91840fccd9Ever wonder how your race entries impact the economy? KCMO’s run, ride, race and walk permitting is coordinated through KC Parks. Approximately 65 road based events are permitted each year. The economic impact of these events to our city is indisputable, here is one example from Kansas City’s largest race. Read all the details here READ MORE »

Monday, September 29, 2014

Oct 1 – Mr. Ironman

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Tonight we get to follow our run with the entertainment of the evening – first hand stories of competing in the Ironman Triathlon.  Our host will have competed in the Lake Placid, New York Triathlon.  We will hear what it is like to swim 2.4 miles, then bike 112 miles, and then cap it all off by running a marathon, READ MORE »

Friday, September 26, 2014

KCTC Looking for Volunteers at Marathon Aid Station

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kcm-logoKC MARATHON AID STATION TShirt deadline is Oct 1st! If you want a shirt, sign up now!
Looking for the best way to enjoy the Kansas City Marathon? We will once again be sponsoring one of the hottest aid stations along the course at the Kansas City Marathon on October 18. Not only will you have a blast volunteering; you’ll READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KCTC Sponsors The KC Smoke Elite Running Club

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10574247_524700970963336_3415479058548474419_nThe Kansas City Track Club continually strives to meet the needs of every runner in this community. We offer a Beginning Runner’s class for the new runner, weekly group runs for the social runner, coached interval training for those wanting to improve speed, half and full marathon training by RRCA certified coaches, a racing series for the competitive runner, and educational READ MORE »

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wednesday Night ReRun Annual Celebration This Wed.

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WNR Post CardWe look forward to every Wednesday Night Run (WNR); and why not? What could be more fun than running, eating, drinking, and good conversation with all of you?!?! This Wednesday, September 10, 6pm, we are going to kick it up a notch with our annual celebration of the KCTC Wednesday Night Run, the ReRun. We will take in the beauty READ MORE »

Friday, September 5, 2014

History of the Wednesday Night Run

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At the first Wednesday Night Run, on February 25th 1981, Mary Edwards, Susan Ng Williams, and Nate Krug went out on a 10 mile from Mary’s house followed by some food and drink…..and it was all good.  So good in fact that the following week they were joined by the late Jack Boyer and others in the ensuing weeks READ MORE »

Monday, August 25, 2014

Strutt with Your Mutt

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strut 2014It’s almost time to grab that leash and your four legged friend for the Annual Strutt With Your Mutt 5K Race & 3K Walk.  This is the 24th year of benefiting Wayside Waifs and homeless pets in Brookside.  It takes place at 8:00 on Sunday, September 21, and as you can imagine, this event takes a lot of READ MORE »

Friday, August 22, 2014

Clothing Drive for Youth Runners

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The KC Track Club has been given an exciting opportunity to help the local youth running community, and we want to include you! We have been contacted by more than one coach/athletic director with the desire to implement or re-establish a youth running program in their school or organization. At this time, there is no funding within their organizations to READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Your “Girls” Best Friend

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Your “Girls” Best Friend
Running can relatively be one of the least expensive sports out there. Essentially all you need is a good pair of shoes and socks then the rest is icing on top. But for women runners the story is a little different. In addition to taking care of your feet, you also need to take care of READ MORE »

Monday, August 11, 2014

History of the Monday Night Run

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Many members ask us for the history of KCTC so we thought you would enjoy reading the history of Monday Night Run

20 yrs ago in 1994, Mark Lidman, Brian Butcher & Bob Cook started running on Mon nights from Gribbles Ward Pkwy running to Loose Park and back for 9-10 mi. After returning to GGRS they would change clothes READ MORE »

Friday, August 8, 2014

Running Free Program

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running freeThe KC Track Club was able to assist in providing 50 pairs of running shoes from Soles for Souls for the inaugural Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) Running Free 5K. It took place on July 26, 2014. and raised more than $425 for the Kids In Need Foundation.

The Running Free Program meets weekly at LCF and allows men that are READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

History of Cliffhanger

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Cliffhanger

Each autumn for 29 years Kansas City runners look forward to a special race on Cliff Drive in the historic Northeast. The first Cliff Hanger took place in 1985, starting at the Concourse on Gladstone Boulevard. Over the years, the 5K and an 8K race has been staged on several courses in the Northeast area including the streets READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

History of Brew to Brew

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Brew to Brew 43 Mile Relay

At the conclusion of Blue Springs 24 hour Run, March 7, 1994, Race Director Lou Joline proposed a local point to point adventure relay like the River to River run in Illinois. The popular Free State Brewery in Lawrence, about 50 miles away, was the logical destination. There had been two fun runs to READ MORE »