The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

E-News for October 29th
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Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Chattanooga Track Club E-News
Wednesday October 29, 2008

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THIS WEEK’S CTC NEWS
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Battlefield Work Day:  If you are running and still want to help out with the marathon, or just want to give a hand, there will be a work day Sunday afternoon 12 - 5.  Meet at the Visitors Center parking lot.  We will need a crew to spruce up our new access road into the park and a couple of crews to do some extra trash pickup along the course roads.  The Park Service does a terrific job, but we can always give them a hand to make sure the park looks the best for our guests.  Call or email Doug Roselle dougroselle@comcast.net   423-322-5964.

The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon & Half Marathon is looking for volunteers to serve as course sentries or work at an aid station during the race on Sat Nov 8th. Learn more at: www.battlefieldmarathon.com/volunteers.html

Reminder: This year the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon & Half Marathon has a new start location: the 6th Cavalary Museum at 6 Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethrope.

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)

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 6:30 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  - 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 Mocassin Bend 6 and 8 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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Nov 15 - High Heel Race - Chattanooga, TN - 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.

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.

IPCIO Tag & 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 IPICO Tag & RunScore systems 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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