Wednesday, August 7th - Tomato Fest Week!
Wednesday at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m.
To get us ready for this Saturday's race, we're going to take a hiatus from our route sequence and run the Tomato Fest 5k course. (Here is the map) But remember, this is not the actual race... so run safely. There are a couple of places on this route where you will need to make a left turn - make sure that you cross at an intersection.
Wednesday afternoon, we will be joined by our Potato to Tomato training group and by former world record holder Arturo Barrios. This is a big moment for our couch to 5kers, so be sure to offer them a word of encouragement! On the other end of the spectrum, Barrios is the first man to ever break 60 minutes for a half-marathon. His fast running days are behind him, but he's always willing to give a few pointers for your next race...
Also, if you have not signed up for the race yet, folks from the Y will be at the run in the afternoon taking any last minute registrations.
Also on Wednesday afternoon, a representative from the Ragnar Relay will be at the run giving out free swag and a promo code for $150 off! Do not miss this chance if you are even thinking about putting together a Ragnar team.
It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means pint night at Nashville Running Company.
Of course we want you to run the 5k this Saturday morning, but if you miss the race, you need to come down to 5 Points to enjoy the festival. As you may know, it is almost a requirement that the temperature and humidity are both over 90 for the Tomato Fest. So every year East Nasty has a water stop for the festival. At our booth outside of 3 Crow Bar we hand out the extra water from the race, and keep 3 coolers full of cold water to hand out to festival goers. It is a great way to give back to the community that we love, but we need your help. We still need a couple more volunteers to take a 2-hour shift where you do three things (1) hand out water, (2) sell the soon to be released summer East Nasty tees, and (3) explain to people what "East Nasty" means. It's really a lot of fun, and a great way to meet people.
ENFL! - Mark