The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

E-News for July 30th
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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Chattanooga Track Club E-News
Wednesday July 30, 2008

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS
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CTC Race This Saturday: Aug 2 - John Bruner Memorial Missionary Ridge Road Race. Details at: www.ChattanoogaTrackClub.org

Saturday 7:00 am run: this week there will be two separate run locations. Participants of the beginner half marathon program should meet at the downtown Sports Barn at 7:00 am. Participants of the experienced half marathon and the beginner and experienced marathon programs should meet at the First Lutheran Church (2800 McCallie Ave - near the Brainerd/McCallie Ave) - our training run will be run in coordination with the John Bruner Memorial Missionary Ridge Road Race. Details available at www.ChattanoogaTrackClub.org

RunScore Training - Would you like to learn how to work a finish line and score a race? CTC is currently looking for volunteers to learn the RunScore system used to score events. To learn more please contact Charlene at c_simmons@bellsouth.net

Elementary XC Volunteers - CTC is looking for volunteers to work the Fall Elementary School Cross Country meets scheduled for the afternoons of Thursday Sept 4, 11, 18, and 25th. If you are available to volunteer for one or more of the meets please contact Robert Gustafson at robtgus@yahoo.com

National Run @ Work Day will be September 19. The Road Runners Club of America’s event encourages everyone to pledge to run at least 35 minutes at work on Sept 19. To learn more visit: www.rrca.org/programs/runatwork/

Congratulations to Melodie Thompson for being named as the Tennessee state representative to the RRCA.  This is quite an honor not only for Melodie, but also for the CTC.  As most everyone knows, Melodie has made a number of valuable contributions to the CTC and our running and walking community over the years, and now she has the opportunity to use her talents at the state-wide level.

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UPCOMING CTC RACES
(more info at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org)                          
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Aug 2 – John Bruner Memorial Missionary Ridge Road Race

Aug 23 – Raccoon Mountain Road Race

Sept 1 – FCA Road Race 5k

Sept 6 – Powerade UTC Cross County Race

Sign up to volunteer at a CTC race at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

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CTC MEETINGS & EVENTS (all members welcome)
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August 30 - CTC Lookouts Picnic - details to come.

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LOCAL GROUP RUNS
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 5:45 am - Lookout Mtn, GA at Lookout Mountain Market - 5.2 and 7.9 mile options, moderately fast pace - solid 8 minute miles - only 1 group of runners.  Contact Matt McLelland (mattmclelland@mindspring.com)

Monday 6:30 pm - easy run, great for beginners - Fast Break Athletics - corner of Frazier St and Tremont St (North Chattanooga). Run leader: Flash Cunningham (423-364-5415 or flashcunningham@comcast.net)

Tuesday 6pm - Greenway Farm - led by Ryan Crews of Front Runner. Directions to the farm available at: www.northchick.org/greenway.html. Get a free Front Runner shirt for running ten (10) Tuesday night Greenway Farm group runs.

Tuesday 6:30 pm (note new time) - 4 - 6 mile easy run, great for beginners – downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St, Chattanooga).  Run leader: Flash Cunningham (423-364-5415 or flashcunningham@comcast.net)

Wednesday 6:15pm - 1 - 10 mile routes with drinks on course - downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St, Chattanooga)

Wednesday 6pm - beginning and recovering runners & walkers - Fast Break Athletics - corner of Frazier St and Tremont St (North Chattanooga)

Wednesday 6pm - Run in the Boonies Trail Run - for starting location and more information please visit www.runintheboonies.org/forum/ and click on “Training Runs.”

Thursday 6:30pm - speed work - Fast Break Athletics - corner of Frazier St and Tremont St (North Chattanooga)

Saturday 6:30 am - starting location and route details available at: www.grouprun.com

Saturday 7:00 am - distances and routes vary each week and are adjustable to your needs - drinks on course – see note above about this week’s meeting locations.

Saturday 7:30 am - ChristianRunners.org group run - Chickamauga Battlefield. Meet at the museum parking lot. More info: www.christianrunners.org (click on Chattanooga).

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OTHER UPCOMING RACES
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August 9 - Greenway 5 Mile Trail Race - Hixson, TN - www.rockcreek.com/greenway

August 10 - Sports Barn/Quintant Roo Sprint Triathlon - Chattanooga, TN - www.sports-barn.com/sprint.htm

Sept 13 - Symphony Classic 5k Run - Chattanooga, TN - details at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

Sept 21 - Augustus Ford 10k/5k Trophy Classic & 1 Mile Luau – Clevland, TN - http://fordcenters.cc/fall_016.htm

Sept 27 - 2nd Annual 5k Duck Race - Ringgold, GA - details at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

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Other News & Info
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Looking for a training partner? Wondering if any one else is running an out of town race? Why not check out CTC’s discussion boards at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/discussions.cfm.

Looking for a running route? Check out CTC’s group on MapMyRun at: www.mapmyrun.com/community/groups/760076496/routes

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Other Clubs & Organizations
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Road Runners of America - www.rrca.org

Wilderness Trail Running Association: - www.runintheboonies.org

Choo Choo Hash House Harriers - www.choochooh3.com

Christian Runners - www.christianrunners.org (click on Chattanooga).

Trail Blazzers Adventure Racing Club - www.trailblazerar.com/hq_chattanooga/index.htm

Outdoor Chattanooga - www.outdoorchattanooga.com

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About CTC
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Founded in 1970, the Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) is a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting running, walking, and general fitness in the Chattanooga area. Learn more at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.  

Corporate Sponsors of CTC include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (www.bcbst.com) and Sports Barn (www.sports-barn.com).

CTC Associate Sponsors include: (discounts for CTC members)
•    East Ridge Bicycles (5910 Ringold Rd)
•    Fast Break Athletics (104 Tremont St)
•    Front Runner Athletics (4251 Hixson Pike)
•    Plaque Shack (3837 Hixson Pike)


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