Wednesday Jan 4th - Welcome to 2017! Lots of news this week!
Back to the Beginning - Route #1
It's the first Wednesday night of 2017! We will start at the beginning of our 12 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. (It's actually not quite a 5K, but just 3 miles. Thus the "ish") We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. Meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties if you are a run/walker and want to get a head start. This is a great week to invite someone new! If you do, remind them to please be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light! This is also a great week to READ HERE for info on how our Wednesday night runs work.
2017 Half and Full Marathon Training
Our 2017 Half and Full Marathon Training begins THIS weekend! Get all the details on our website and sign up! Then join us for the first long run on Saturday at 8am. The 16-week Training Program is FREE and open to anyone – the only requirement is that you are able to run 5 miles without stopping on the first day of training (8 miles for the full marathon training).
Need to gear up before training starts? Nashville is home to some great specialty running stores!
Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot. Each first Wednesday of the month they host a Pint Night just for East Nasty immediately after the run - that's THIS Wednesday! NRC always offers an everyday 10% discount for East Nasty runners.
Fleet Feet Sports has been a staple in the Nashville running community for years. THIS Thursday, January 5th, come by Fleet Feet Sports Green Hills between 6pm and 8pm to gear up for marathon and half marathon training this spring - and 20% of all sales during that time period will be donated back to East Nasty!
All New Cup Cleaning - with PRIZES!
We've got a few new things coming your way in 2017. The first is changing up the cup cleaning volunteering. In short, we're adding an incentive. A big one. The first year that East Nasty existed we probably went through 150+ paper cups every week. So, we decided that we would purchase plastic cups to reduce the amount of trash that we were producing. The only challenge is that we have to wash them every week. So we need volunteers to wash the cups. We've been doing it this way for years.
Here's the new twist for 2017: Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups (and posts a photo proving they washed them) will be entered to win $100 gift card to NRC. The more you volunteer, the more chances you get to win. We will draw a winner at the end of every quarter - so you have a 1-in-12 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-12 chance if you volunteer twice, etc. Big thanks to Schaffer Law Firm for sponsoring this program!
Here's how it works: 1) Sign up on the Google doc. 2) Take the cups home. 3) Wash them. 4) Post a pic on social media showing you washed them and tag our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.