The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

E-News for April 16th
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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Chattanooga Track Club E-News
Wednesday April 16, 2008

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS
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CTC / Runner of the Year race this week: Saturday 19th – Chickamauga Chase – Chickamauga Battlefield - more details at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

CTC is looking for people to help lead a few walks in May and June. Are you available to lead a lunchtime walk on April 30th? Or are you available to lead a walk one evening in May or June? If yes please contact Sean Pfister (spfister@chattanoogatrackclub.org or 423-991-8500).

CTC is looking for volunteers to help with the BlueCross Riverbend Run. We need volunteers on race day (June 14) as well as packet pick up (June 12 & 13th). To sign up or learn more please visit: www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/clubInfo.cfm?contentID=newsDetail&recid=232

Sports Barn Special: Join the Sports Barn today and get a FREE $50 Gift Certificate to Fast Break Athletics. Jumpstart your work out with a new pair of shoes and take advantage of your Chattanooga Track Club Corporate discount! Contact Jeanette Wilson at 423-266-1125 or email her at jwilson@sportsbarn.net for more information about this special promotion.

The Saturday 7:30 am run is canceled this week to make way for the Chickamauga Chase. We’ll be back running on Saturday April 26th.

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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.  Contact Matt McLelland (mattmclelland@mindspring.com)

Monday 6pm - 4 - 6 mile 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

Tuesday 6pm - 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 - 5 - 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 contact Jim Farmer at: farmerjp@bellsouth.net or 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 the Chickamauga Chase. We’ll be back running on Saturday April 26th.

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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UPCOMING CTC RACES
(more info at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org)
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April 19 - Chickamauga Chase 15k & 5k - Chickamauga, GA (ROY event)

May 17 - BlueCross Market Street Mile and Mystery History Quest - Downtown Chattanooga, TN (ROY event)
May 26 - Chattanooga Chase - Chattanooga, TN (ROY event)

Sign up to volunteer at a CTC race at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org  (click on “Volunteer Now”)

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OTHER UPCOMING RACES
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April 26 – Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic - Dalton, GA - www.nwgahealthpartners.org

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CTC Meetings (all members welcome)
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April 17th - 5:15pm - Membership Committee Meeting - Starbuck at the Reed House (corner of MLKing & Broad St in downtown Chattanooga)

May 13th - 6:00pm - Races Committee Meeting - Starbuck at the Reed House (corner of MLKing & Broad St in downtown Chattanooga)


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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. Recent posts include a runner looking for jogging partners on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and a marathoner planning a trip to Ireland.

Check out the new Web site for the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon at www.battlefieldmarathon.com. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 8th, will feature a new start/finish location and a new half marathon option. We’ll be launching training programs for both the marathon and half marathon later this summer.

Photos from the Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k and Charity Challenge are now available for review and purchase at www.brightstarphoto.com.

Get involved with planning the Market St Mile Race. Contact Rita Fanning at: ritafanning@mindspring.com

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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 and Sports Barn.

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)
  • Rock Creek Outfitters (301 Manufactures Rd or 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd)
  • Plaque Shack (3837 Hixson Pike)


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