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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 »

Tuesday, September 2, 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 »

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 »

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

History of St. Patrick’s 4 Miler

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Started in 1979 the Kansas City Track Club keeps the St. Patrick’s Day fun going by hosting the annual Westport St. Patrick’s 4 miler. Whether you hail from Missouri, Kansas, or the beloved hills of the homeland, sign up now for the greatest Gaelic gathering this side of the Atlantic …and may the luck o’ the Irish be with you!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday Night Run is going to the Dogs!!!!

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Your dog has always been there  giving you support on those long runs, now you can help out some of his fellow canines. The July 30th, Wednesday Night Run is a supply fundraiser for a local rescue and care group called Chain of Hope KC. They are a local 501 c3 organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of neglected and READ MORE »

Friday, July 18, 2014

Support The KC Smoke!

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10534528_748828058535310_3565243671006434760_nJoin the Kansas City Smoke at the 2014 KC Cross Country Challenge on August 2! Kansas City Track Club members use our KCTC promo code for 5 bucks off. The KCXC Challenge is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities and gives you an opportunity to escape the roads and jump on the grass for a unique course at a unique

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KCTC Half Marathon Training Begins Sat July 20th

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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 July 19th 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.

All runs will start READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WNR Hosts for August Needed !!!

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Are you sad that you haven’t been able to use your BBQ grill, deck or patio enough this summer? We have a solution for that! Wednesday Night Run is in need of hosts for August. These dates are just waiting for your name to go next to them! Contact Maggie at kcrunner@gmail.com if you’d like to host one of these runs. READ MORE »