Wednesday Dec 13th - Holiday Party, Half Marathon Training, Race Sale, Hoodies!

Lots of important info this week! Read all the way through and don't miss out!

Route #7

After completing our cycle of 12 routes, we still have a few weeks left in the year. So, for the month of December we will run some favorites before starting our sequence over on Jan 3rd, 2018.

This week we run Route #7: Little Hollywood. Lots of turns on this route. For everyones safety, PLEASE always stay on the left and cross the street ONLY AT INTERSECTIONS. Don’t run in the middle of the road or cross the road before you get to an intersection! Note: when you are running on Eastland, stay on the far left and stay single file over the bridge. Once you cross the gully, there will be a bike lane and then a sidewalk.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

2017 Holiday Party Tonight!

Tonight, after finishing the run, everyone is invited to down the street to 1306 Woodland (the home of Gretchen and Phil Zimmerman) for our annual holiday party! We will celebrate the past year and look forward to the next! We’ll have soup (white chicken chili and a vegan butternut squash), beer (courtesy of East Nashville Beerworks!) and maybe some desserts. The party will start after the run around 7pm and end at 9pm.

All we ask is that you bring a suggested minimum donation of $10. East Nasty is under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. You donation allows us to maintain our 501c3 standing, our club insurance, and keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

The Zimmermans house is great with lots of places to hang out and chat with each other - just try to keep the hallways clear. Theres plenty of room on the deck, the downstairs club room and the back patio. We will have a couple outdoor heat lamps going. Be sure to say 'thanks' to Phil and Gretchen for hosting! Note: Please don’t go over to the Zimmerman’s early. Wait until after the run, so we can get everything set up properly. Thanks!

2018 Half Marathon Training

Who’s excited about training for a half marathon? Our spring Half Marathon Training program starts on January 6th!. Check out all the details and sign up on our Half Marathon Training page HERE. Rumor has it that there may be extras like a brunch or two and free injury screenings involved. We’re still looking for help from a few folks to make this a great experience. First, we need pace leaders for the 2:00 hour group, so if you can help some runners get a PR, let us know! Second, most of us run to eat anyway, so if you’d be able to host a brunch following one of the Saturday training runs, it would be very much appreciated. If you can help with either, please email Patrick Sullivan at

2018 Rock n Roll Half Marathon 24 Hour Sale

There’s no better way to commit to a program than actually registering for the race, especially for $59.99! Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is having a 24-Hour Sale with the Best Prices of the Year on Thursday, December 14! Sale starts at 12am PT. Act fast, the best deals are in limited supply.

New Winter Hoodies

By popular demand, we are offering new unisex hoodies for winter 2018! This is a high quality, heavy weight, 90/10 cotton hoodie from Champion that will keep you warm after winter training runs. Classic heathered gray with our throwback artwork. You can try on samples to find your size at our holiday party this Wednesday, or anytime after that at Nashville Running Company (They are open 10-7 M-F, 9-6 Sat, and 12-4 Sun). Order online by January 7th, 2018. $44 each. Orders open Thursday 12/14 and close Jan 7th. Delivery sometime in mid-late January!

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