Tuscaloosa Ninja Runner

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the American Ninja Warrior show on television, but I’m pretty obsessed. Each year they tell stories of people that have overcome obstacles to compete, but this year, I’ve noticed more amazing stories that give people the motivation to train for this event. For the show, you have the all time favorites that come back each year, but it’s the people that are overcoming life struggles that television brings to the forefront. It makes me think of our Tuscaloosa runners.

Yes, we have those runners that seem to have been running forever, but when we get new members that have realized they want to achieve new goals, or have suffered an accident or injury, or maybe a tragic circumstance that impress me so. Each one of you began running for a reason, but if you are just beginning, we’d love to hear your story, or your struggles. We are a family to our runners, and want to help you reach your goals, or help you work through injuries or the stress you’re fighting through. Most of our seasoned members have experienced the same things at one time or another, so we can help. We are about to begin our Fall Race Schedule, and we’d love to see you out there. Also, we have many group runs, at all different paces. Check those out on our website: tuscaloosatrackclub.com, or you can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions. Coming up is our Annual Summer Pool Party on August 5, 2017. Check out the invitation also in this Newsletter. This is a very relaxed time for our runners to get together and have fun, but talk through any questions, exciting trips, or upcoming races you may have. If you didn’t see the new items the Tuscaloosa Track Club offered (polo shirts & caps) back in June, we’ll be offering a chance to order this Fall, and we’ll be adding jackets. All items will have the Tuscaloosa Track Club logo, so you can represent when you travel for races. We will only have a 3 week window to order, so when you receive the email, don’t wait, go ahead and put your order in. Mark your calendars for November 18, 2017, for our Annual 2-mile Turkey Trot & Membership Run. When you sign up, you not only get to run in the Turkey Trot, but it secures your Tuscaloosa Track Club Membership for 2018. With that you’ll receive a Turkey Trot Shirt and a new (revamped) Membership Shirt. It’s been a great year so far, and I’m looking forward to see you out there for the last half. Run Strong, Run Fun!