The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

E-news for Feb 26th
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Chattanooga Track Club E-News
Wednesday February 25, 2009

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THIS WEEK’S CTC NEWS
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The 8am Saturday group run is canceled this week to make way for the Scenic City Half Marathon. We’ll be back running at the downtown Sports Barn at 8am on March 7th.

The Scenic City Half marathon marks the first race in our annual Joe McGinness Runner of the Year competition. Don’t forget, you need to join the club or renew your membership before Feb 28th to be eligible for the competition. A complete list of rules for the ROY competition are available at: www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/races.cfm?contentid=ROYRules

It’s time to renew your annual CTC membership. You can renew online at: www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/newMembership.cfm

Boston Bound? Join other area runners on a private bus to the historic start of the 2009 Marathon. Email Joe Poole at Joe.Poole@charter.net for details.

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UPCOMING CTC RACES
(more info at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org)                          
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Feb 28 - Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k and Charity Challenge – details at www.ScenicCityHalfMarathon.com.

Mar 28 – 65 Roses 5k for Cystic Fibrosis – Cleveland, TN

Apr 18 – Chickamauga Chase 15k & 5k – Chickamauga, GA

Sign up to volunteer at a CTC race at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org

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OTHER UPCOMING RACES
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Mar 21 – Gateway 5k (ROY event) – Ringgold, GA – www.gwbt.com

Apr 5 – Run for the Roses 4 Mile Run & 1 Mile Walk – Hixson, TN – www.sdhsband.org

Apr 25 – Belvoir Christian Academy Road Race

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CTC MEETINGS & EVENTS (all members welcome)
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Thurs Feb 26, 6pm – Membership committee meeting – Starbucks on Brainerd Rd.

Tues March 1 6pm –Races committee meeting – location to be announced.

Tues March 1 6pm –Board meeting – location to be announced.

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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 - 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)

Wednesday 6:15pm - 1 - 10 mile routes with drinks on course - downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St, Chattanooga) for more details email c_simmons@bellsouth.net.

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 8:00 am  - routes change each week with variable distances – check www.ChattanoogaTrackClub.org for more details or email c_simmons@bellsouth.net. (canceled this week)

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 News & Info
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Planning your 2009 race schedule? Check out the 2009 local race calendar at: www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/races.cfm

Race directors: If you’d like your race listed or updated on the club’s Web site please submit your race information (when you have it) to 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).

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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