Wednesday Nov 29 - It's not cold, it's Nasty

Route #12: The Nasty

Here we are once again. This week we culminate our 12 run series with our signature run: Route #12: The Nasty! 6 miles of the worst best hills in East Nashville. You get our famous bumper sticker when you complete the run! If you need a little shorter run, you can run ‘Nasty Lite’ – a 3.7 mile run – but, there’s no sticker reward.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks.

2018 Half Marathon Training: Pace Leaders Needed

Starting in January, the 2018 edition of our Half Marathon Training will begin. Right now we are looking for some volunteer pace leaders. Pace leaders train a group to run a specific goal pace for the half marathon, and will finish the training by leading them through the race. Leading a training group is a great way to give back, not to mention a lot of fun. And as a thank you, we will reimburse you for your entry fee (at a maximum of the registration price as of Dec 31st). We have a few leaders already, but we still need several more volunteers. We need leaders for half marathon goal times of 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30. Interested? Email Patrick Sullivan at

If you are looking to train with us we’ll have a detailed outline plus a place to sign up soon, but here are some specifics if you want to plan ahead. 1) We meet on Saturday mornings at 8:00 starting the first Saturday in January through race day. 2) We ask that you are able to run 5 miles without stopping by week 1 of the training. 3) ) It’s free! Look for more details next week.

12 South Winter Warmup

The Winter Warm Up is THIS Saturday Dec 2nd! Both the 6K and 12K courses are new and improved for this year! Use discount code EASTNASTY for $5 off registration (up to 25 registrants). Register online at NOTE: Online registration closes at the end of TOMORROW Nov 30th.

Holiday Party December 13th

Our annual holiday party is set for Wednesday December 13th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Phil & Gretchen Zimmerman’s house just down the street from our meeting spot for some food and drinks. (Note: We ask that you don’t go over to the Zimmerman’s early. Please wait until after the run, so we can get everything set up properly. Thanks!) This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $$ to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!