The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010
Chattanooga Track Club E-News
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July 21, 2010 
 
"The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank."
-George Sheehan

 

 

Saturday, August 14, 2010, will be the 37th Annual running of the John Bruner Memorial Missionary Ridge Road Race with net proceeds from the race to the Chattanooga American Red Cross and to Team Bruner (runner scholarships). This is a 4.7 mile out and back course atop Missionary Ridge. It starts at the Bragg Reservation and goes out South Crest Road, extends around East Crest Road and then returns on South Crest Road to the finish line at Bragg Reservation. The scenic course is shaded by trees; there are two major hills and the rest gently rolling.
 This race is part of the Battle for Chattanooga Race Series.

 

Attention Runners in Grades 1st through 6th - Begin now completing miles for the Junior Marathon.  Prior to November 13, 2010, Junior Marathon participants must run and/or walk a total of 25.2 miles. Participants may divide up the mileage however they like, although it is suggested that they log a mile at a time. Participants must complete their mileage under adult supervision.  For more information visit www.battlefieldmarathon.com
 
Join the Chattanooga Track Club Today…and receive discounts at Front Runner Athletics, Fast Break Athletics, receive the bimonthly Jogging Around newsletter, have access to weekly runs and training programs, receive discounts at several CTC Races, compete for Runner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, network with other runners at area races and events
 
Looking for a way to recover from that Saturday distance run?  Come hike 4-8 miles with a group of fellow Chattanooga Track Club members or non-members on Sunday afternoons at 1:30 pm each week-weather permitting.  More information below under Weekly Runs
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On June 6th, the Saturday morning CTC group runs at Sports Barn will start at 7:30 AM.
 
Marathon and Half Marathon training starts this week Saturday July 24th at 7:00 AM at the Sports Barn downtown.  Notice the time change from 7:30 AM to 7:00 AM.  The training programs for beginner / experienced half marathon and marathon are posted on ChickamaugaBattlefield.com under Training and a tentative schedule of the runs through November.  If you have questions on gettting started join us this Wednesday July 21st at the Sports Barn at 6:15 or email DougRoselle@comcast.net
 Interested in training for a Triathlon – Contact the Chattanooga Triathlon Club’s Andy Sweet at andy@gaiafitness.com
 
RAGNAR RELAY TENNESSEE Flash Cunningham is organizing his own “dirty dozen” for this 185 mile adventure-fest that starts at Chattanooga’s Coolidge Park November 5 and finishes at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame November 6.  Contact flashcunningham@att.net  423-364-5415 to join his team or form a team of your own.  More information is available at www.ragnarrelay.com/tennessee
 
Next ROY Event-Missionary Ridge Road Race
                                   
Next CTC Event- Missionary Ridge Road Race
 
 
Share your view from the road...If you are traveling to an out of town race, share it with the CTC membership.  Let us know about your results, your experiences, what you liked about the event-photos too.  Email info to vpcommunications@chattanoogatrackclub.org
 
CTC Logo Apparel is now available for purchase at Front Runner and Fast Break.
 
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Weekly Did You Know
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In addition to promoting healthy lifestyle activities, the Chattanooga Track Club annually benefits local charities and non-profits by helping to raise thousands of dollars to support their missions.  By volunteering for CTC events you are a critical element of this outreach.  Give Back.  Be a Volunteer.
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Local Group Runs
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Thursday, July 22
6:30 pm - Speed Work - Fast Break Athletics - 19 Cherokee Blvd, between Choo Choo Fly & Tackle and The Cake Gallery (North Chattanooga)  Lead by Joey Howe.  All speeds welcome.
 
Saturday, July 24
6:30 am - Group Run – Visit www.grouprun.com for this week’s location and route. 
 
7:30 am - ChristianRunners.org group run – Chickamauga Battlefield. Meet at the museum parking lot. More info: www.christianrunners.org (click on Chattanooga).
 
7:00 am – Group Run (all runners welcome – 8 & 12 mile routes this week) – Meet at the downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St, Chattanooga)  Contact Flash Cunningham flashcunningham@att.net  423-364-5415, Doug Roselle dougroselle@comcast.net , or Charlene Simmons simmoncn@georgetown.edu  Training for the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon will begin in July.

Monday, July 26
5:30 am – Approximately 9.3 miles up Missionary Ridge and back, hilly and awesome.  Meet at Kanku Convenient Store, 702 Central Ave (Central and McCallie Avenue).  You can park in the church lot across the street.  BYOB. Hosts are George Aquila (gaquila@gmail.com) and Teri Akovenko (takovenko@hotmail.com).
 
6:00 pm - 4 - 5 mile easy run - Fast Break Athletics - 19 Cherokee Blvd, between Choo Choo Fly & Tackle and The Cake Gallery (North Chattanooga) Contact Flash Cunningham flashcunningham@att.net  423-364-5415

Tuesday, July 27
6:00 pm – Night Run at Greenway Farms.  Sponsored by Front Runner Athletics.  Lead by Ryan Crews.  Directions to the farm available at: http://www.northchick.org/greenway.html  
 
Wednesday, July 28 6:00 pm - beginning and recovering runners - Fast Break Athletics - 19 Cherokee Blvd, between Choo Choo Fly & Tackle and The Cake Gallery (North Chattanooga)   Contact Walt Sinor waltersinor@yahoo.com 256 996-0728
 
6:15 pm - Meet at the Downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St) at 6:15pm for a 1 - 10 mile
run through downtown Chattanooga. Drinks are available on all courses 4 miles or longer. Contact Flash Cunningham flashcunningham@att.net , Doug Roselle dougroselle@comcast.net , or Charlene Simmons simmoncn@georgetown.edu
 
Thursday, July 29
6:30 pm - Speed Work - Fast Break Athletics - 19 Cherokee Blvd, between Choo Choo Fly & Tackle and The Cake Gallery (North Chattanooga)  Lead by Joey Howe.  All speeds welcome.
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TAKE  A  HIKE!
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Looking for a way to recover from that Saturday distance run?  Come hike 4-8 miles with a group of fellow Chattanooga Track Club members or non-members on Sunday afternoons at 1:30 pm each week-weather permitting.
 
July 25th-No hike planned due to the San Francisco Marathon
 
Contact one of the following group leaders for directions or questions:
Walt Sinor (Mobile) 256 996-0728
Bernice Delaney (Home) 423 876-7259
Lynda Webber (Home) 423 267-0729 (Mobile) 423 774-3913
Bring water or liquid refreshment of choice, insect spray, sunscreen, hat or visor, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable while out in the boonies.
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Upcoming CTC Races
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Sat Aug 14 2010    Missionary Ridge Road Race
Mon Sep 6 2010     FCA 5k
 
Not planning to run or walk… Get in on the action by Volunteering.  Sign up at  www.chattanoogatrackclub.org  (click on “Volunteer Now”)
 
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Other Upcoming Races
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Sat Jul 25 2010       Acme Multisport Music City Triathlon
Sat Aug 28 2010     Raccoon Mountain Road Race 10k/5k
Sat Sep 11 2010     Symphony Classic 5k
Fri Sep 17 2010      The Funky Monkey
Sun Sep 19 2010    MGD Locomotive Half Marathon & 5k
Sun Sep 26 2010    Komen Chattanooga Race for the Cure
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Other News & Info
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Interested in getting more involved with the Chattanooga Track Club
v      Join a group run
v      Serve on a committee
v      Sponsor a race or event
v      Become a Race Director
v      Volunteer at an event
v      Submit an article to the Jogging Around Newsletter
 
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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
 
Christian Runners - www.christianrunners.org (click on Chattanooga).
 
Trail Blazers Adventure Racing Club - http://www.trailblazerar.com/hq_chattanooga/index.htm
 
Outdoor Chattanooga - http://www.outdoorchattanooga.com/
 
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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: (Ask about CTC Member Discounts)
 
East Ridge Bicycles (5910 Ringgold Rd)
 
Fast Break Athletics (19 Cherokee Blvd)
 
Front Runner Athletics (4251 Hixson Pike)
 
Rock Creek Outfitters (301 Manufactures Rd or 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd)
 
Plaque Shack (3837 Hixson Pike)
 
CTC Mission
The Chattanooga Track Club is a nonprofit organization with the goal to stimulate interest in running and fitness for all ages and to promote wellness through these activities. The club encourages anyone with similar interests to become a member and support our goal.
No special qualifications, other than an interest in running and fitness, are required. Members can choose their own level of involvement: participant, volunteer, or sponsor. Everyone, from serious competitor to the casual walker, is welcome



 


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