The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

E-News for Nov. 5th
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Chattanooga Track Club E-News
Wednesday November 5, 2008

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THIS WEEK’S CTC NEWS
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CTC Race this Saturday Nov 8th - Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon & Half Marathon. Reminder, this year the event has a new start location: the 6th Cavalry Museum at 6 Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethrope. Race details at www.BattlefieldMarathon.com. (Please note: registration for the half marathon has closed).

Volunteers Needed for the Marathon! - This year the marathon & half marathon will have over 1,200 participants - all of whom will need drinks and directions on course. The marathon still needs individuals to volunteer as course sentries and at aid stations from 7:30 am to 12 noon / 1pm. Please help the club make this one of the best events in South by volunteering. Learn more at: www.battlefieldmarathon.com/volunteers.html

Marathon Bag Stuffing: Thursday November 6 at 6pm at the 6th Cavalry Museum (6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethrope). Help the race by volunteering to fill participant bags with goodies.

Changes to Group Runs - With the time change and earlier sunset two group runs have moved up their start times:
•    The Monday night group run from Fast Break will now meet at 6:00 pm
•    The Tuesday night group run at the Greenway will now meet at 5:00 pm
See the group run section below for more details.

Mark Your Calendars: The CTC Election Social will be Tues Nov 11th at 7pm at Porkers BBQ (1251 Market St).

CTC is looking for a race director for the 2009 BlueCross Market St Mile. If you’re interested in serving as race director or helping plan the event please contact Walt Sinor at waltersinor@yahoo.com.

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

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UPCOMING CTC RACES
(more info at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org)                         
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Nov 8 - Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon - more details at www.BattlefieldMarathon.com

Dec 13 - Wauhatchie Trail 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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Nov 11 - 6pm - Board meeting - Porker’s BBQ (1251 Market St)

Nov 11 - 7pm – Election Social - Porker’s BBQ (1251 Market St) - It's time to elect the 2009 board, so come out to cast your vote and socialize with other CTC members.

Nov 20 - 5:15pm - Membership Meeting - Starbucks at the Reed House (corner of Broad St & ML King)

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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 6:00 pm (note new start time) - 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 5pm (note new start time) - 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  - canceled this week to make way for Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon. We’ll be back next week with a new, later start time of 8:00 am.

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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Nov 15 - High Heel Race - Chattanooga, TN - details at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

Nov 22 - Free for Life 5k - Chattanogoa, TN - details at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

Nov 22 - Athens/McMinn Family YMCA Turkey Trot - Athens, TN - www.athensmcminnymca.org/

Nov 27 - Sports Barn Turkey Trot – Sports Barn East - details at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

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Other News & Info
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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.

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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