The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

E-News for August 20th
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Chattanooga Track Club E-News
Wednesday August 20, 2008

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS
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CTC Race this Saturday: Aug 23 - Raccoon Mountain Road Race (5k & 10k). Details available at: www.chattanoogatrackclub.org
 
Saturday 7:00am run - special start location (Raccoon Mtn)  this week. The group run will be run in coordination with the Raccoon Mountain 5k & 10k. More details and directions are available at: www.battlefieldmarathon.com/satrun.html  

Just announced: The Chattanooga Run for the Fallen on Sunday August 24, 2pm at the Naval/Marine Corps Reserve Center. The event honors local service members who lost their lives in Iraq. Details available at: www.chattanoogarunforthefallen.com/

Finish Line Volunteers Needed: CTC has been asked to manage the finish lines of a number of local races this fall. We need your help to make these events happen. If you’d like to help the track club raise some much needed funds by volunteering at an upcoming race please contact Flash at: 423-364-5415 or flashcunningham@comcast.net.

The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon, scheduled for Nov. 8th, is now part of the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix series. To learn more about the series visit: www.georgiarunner.com

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UPCOMING CTC RACES
(more info at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org)                          
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Aug 23 – Raccoon Mountain Road Race

Sept 1 – FCA Road Race 5k

Sept 6 – Powerade UTC Cross County Race

Oct 11 - Joe Johnson Mental Health 10k

Oct 18 - Signal Mtn Road Race (Pie Run)

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 21 - Membership Committee Meeting - 6pm Starbucks at the Reed House (corner or MLKing Blvd and Broad St)

August 30 - CTC Lookouts Picnic - details at www.ChattanoogaTrackClub.org

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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 - 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 - Raccoon Mtn (note special start location) - distances and routes vary each week and are adjustable to your needs - drinks on course - this week’s routes include Raccoon Mtn post race 1 miler, 2miler, and 10 miler. A full schedule of runs is available at: www.battlefieldmarathon.com/satrun.html

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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Aug 24 - The Chattanooga Run for the Fallen - details available at: www.chattanoogarunforthefallen.com/

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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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/

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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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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