The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

E-News for October 1st
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Chattanooga Track Club E-News
Wednesday October 1, 2008

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THIS WEEK’S CTC NEWS
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The 7:15 am Saturday group run will now start at 7:30 am. Enjoy an extra 15 minutes of sleep!

Registration rates for the Chickamauga Marathon and Half Marathon increase on October 6th - register now to get our early registration discount! Learn more at: www.BattlefieldMarathon.com

CTC is planning to field 40-49 and 50-59 teams in this year's USATF Club Nationals Cross Country Championships in Spokane, WA on Dec. 13. Interested runners should contact Tim Ensign at ensign@us.ibm.com.

The IPICO Sports tag timing system has arrived! We’ll be testing it out at a number of group runs over the next few weeks. If you’d like to learn how to operate the system so you can help the track club at races please contact Charlene at c_simmons@bellsouth.net. To learn more about the system check out: www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/clubInfo.cfm?contentID=newsDetail&recid=280

Calling All Members – Run for Office! - Would you like to have more of a say in the track club? Would you like to give something back to the local running community? Then why not run for a position on the track club’s board of directors? Learn more at: www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/clubInfo.cfm?contentID=newsDetail&recid=276

CTC is looking for a new Keeper of the ROY Points for 2009. Duties include collecting, entering, and calculating Runner of the Year points. If you’d like to serve as the ROY keeper please contact Charlene at c_simmons@bellsouth.net

The Chickamauga Marathon is looking for individuals to serve as pacers for the race on Nov 8th. If you are an experienced marathoner who can run even mile splits and are willing to run as a pacer please contact Sean at seanreds@mac.com.

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UPCOMING CTC RACES
(more info at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org)                          
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Oct 11 - Joe Johnson Mental Health 10k

Oct 18 - Signal Mtn Road Race (Pie Run)

Nov 8 - Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon - more details at www.BattlefieldMarathon.com

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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Oct 7 - 6pm - Board Meeting - Out of the Blue Café (near the Brainerd Tunnel)

Oct 12 - 12:30pm - 5pm  - Social Picnic at the downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St)

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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.

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 7:30 am (note new start time) – Downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St, Chattanooga) - distances and routes vary each week and are adjustable to your needs - drinks on course - this week’s routes include St Elmo 8 miler, 10 miler, and 16 miler. Directions to the start and a full schedule of runs are 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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Oct 18 - Runaway Pig 3.6 Mile Run - Dunlap, TN - www.ebcdunlap.com

Oct 25 - Southern Shuffle Moonlight 5k Run - Collegedale, TN - details at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

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Other News & Info
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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.

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

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.sportsbarn.net).

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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