Wednesday Oct 17 - (Run) Walk Bike (Drink) Nashville
This week is Route #3: Musica and features a good stretch on the (tricky to pronounce?) street named after Nashville’s ‘first citizen’: Timothy Demonbreun. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your mileage. It’s about 4 miles if you turn around right after crossing the pedestrian bridge. It’s about 5 miles if you turn around at Cummins Station. And it’s about 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of intersections and traffic on this route. Please be especially courteous, use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals – don’t dart out into traffic!
The sun is setting as we begin our runs now, so you each need to be wearing something that creates or reflects light every Wednesday evening. Nashville Running Company is nearby and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.
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 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.
Bonus Pint Night! Beer and Sidewalks
After the run this week, head over to our neighbors at Walk Bike Nashville for a (free) cold beer! They’re just a few doors down from NRC at 934 Woodland and have invited us to come over and get to know them better. They’ll have information about upcoming sidewalk and bike lane initiatives – specifically, proposed changes on Woodland that will affect us all. Walk Bike Nashville is a non-profit organization working to build a more walkable (and runnable!), bikeable, and livable Nashville. On this week’s run, you will take advantage of some of the improvements that Walk Bike Nashville lobbies hard to protect and improve, so stop by and hear what’s in store for the future. And don’t forget to lobby them to become “RUN Bike Nashville”, at least for one night!
Cup Cleaning Volunteers Needed
We still need a few more volunteers to sign up for cup cleaning volunteer raffle slots for this quarter! Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups 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-13 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-13 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.