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The latest up to the minute posting on NRC activities, events, and happenings.

Nolensville Running Club Final LogosmallerWelcome to the Nolensville Running Club website! The Nolensville Running Club (NRC) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that was formed by Scott Alexander in March of 2010 as a way to connect with others in South Nashville who share a passion for running. Our purpose is to promote the sport of running as a hobby, to increase personal fitness, and to promote community among local runners. Although running is an important part of what we do (it is a running club after all), one of our main goals is to encourage others while, at the same time, developing long-lasting friendships.  There is no cost to join our group so come on out, get in a little exercise, and meet some of the friendliest people that you can find!!  So, when do we meet? Take a look at the Wednesday Saturday Group Runs tab above.




We are proud to announce the 2nd annual NRC Summer Race Series!

PrintA big thanks to Rick Sears and Crye-Leike for sponsoring our event.In the much the same manner as the inaugural series last year, you earn points by participation, and you can earn bonus points by placing in your age group among NRC participants. Once again, we will crown an overall champion for both the male and female divisions and offer a special streaker prize for anyone that completes all events in the series. Last year, we had over 30 members of NRC complete each event and earn the streaker prize. More on the scoring and prizes later, but we wanted to get the dates out there now for the events for planning purposes!
For more information, visit the Grand Prix page.




**We are pleased to announce our first official race!**

The Rollin’ Nolen 10 Miler!!!  Presented by NRC and Beaman Toyota

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 7:00 a.m. beginning and ending at the Nolensville High School. All proceeds will go to Nolensville High School Athletics.

If you or your company is interested in becoming race sponsor, contact Scott Alexander

Visit the race website for more information!!

Click here to register!!
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The Loop June 2016 Front PageThe latest edition of our quarterly newsletter, The Loop June 2016 is hot off the presses!!  Be sure to check it out!! Thanks to John Dunn for all time he takes to put these together. NRC appreciates you.



While you are here visiting our website, don’t forget to read about our newest Runner’s of the Month!!  Karen Miles and Rick Sears.  It’s a great way to learn a little more about our members.  Thanks as always to Amy Owsley for the outstanding articles.Karen Miles redRick Sears Ragnar Hellcat



Running Plans for the Weekend of October 12th

This weekend brings one of NRC’s favorite races of the year.  The Murfreesboro Middle Half will be flooded with NRC runners!!  Best of luck to all those running, especially to those who will be tackling their first half marathon.  Now is the time to enjoy the reward of all the hard training!

NRC at the Middle Half 2012

NRC at the Middle Half 2012

For those not racing, there are some plans emerging:
5:15 AM from Mamas Java – Amy L, Katherine, and Tracy are running 6-7 miles; somewhere in the neighborhood of 10:00/11:00 for pace

Running Plans for the Weekend of October 5th!

Going forward, I’ve decided to begin this post each week with John Pryor’s (aka NRC’s Chief Motivational Quote Officer) quote from our Friday FB Running Plans thread as he always does such an outstanding job. It is definitely worth sharing. Thank you JP!
“ ‘Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.’ – Booker T. Washington
Injuries sleep deprivation, schedule conflicts resulting in o’dark 30 runs, the list goes on.  In the end, to be successful in running, as in life, we must overcome these obstacles.” – John Pryor  

Here is the Where, When, How Far, and How Fast NRC is running this weekend!  Run Happy All!
From Mama’s Java:
5:00 a.m. – Joe is leading a group for 22 miles; 9:00 pace
5:20 a.m. – Rachel is leading a group for 16 miles; 11:00/12:00 pace
6:00 a.m. – Elizabeth is leading a group for 10 miles; 10:30/11:00 pace
6:00 a.m.  – Amy will lead a group for 10-12 miles; 9ish pace
6:30 a.m.  – Ken is running 9 miles; 11:30 pace
7:00 a.m.  – Kelly D is running 8-9 miles; 10:30/11:00 pace

What’s New?

We have some congratulations to go out this week!  First, we had another NRC runner find out that he was accepted to run the Boston Marathon 2014!  We will all be cheering for Joe Singer as well as Daryl Middleton and Roy Tamez next April when they venture to Bean Town to run in the 118th Boston Marathon.

Second, our youngest NRC runner placed second in Williamson County Middle School XC County Meet with a time of 8:56 for the 1 ½ mile cross country course!  We congratulate Jamie Blaylock for a job well done!!

Next up, Walk Tennessee!  If you did not see Scott’s FB post as yet, here’s the gist…
Walk Tennessee is a city to city initiative that offers cities and its residents the opportunity to earn rewards for getting out and being active.  Launched by the Tennessee Municipal League, it is a competition between all cities in Tennessee to determine which one is the most active.  NRC as a group is participating for the Town of Nolensville! Winning would not only be a great accomplishment for our town, but it would also go a long way towards helping Nolensville receive funds to make it more runner friendly!  Sign up today and begin to log your miles for points!  The competition goes until February 28, 2014

  1. Set up a profile by going to
  2. Join the community (Walk Tennessee) and then click on Teams. Under Teams, you will see City of Nolensville where you can join our team.
  3. In your activity feed, simply post how many miles you run or walk every run/walk you perform.  For each mile, you and the city of Nolensville will receive one point.

Let’s show the state of Tennessee that we are the most active town around!!  If you have questions, contact Scott at

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Saturday, October 12th – Murfreesboro Middle Half
Wednesday, October 30th – NRC Wednesday Halloween Run – Get your costumes ready!

Be sure to check out our latest Runner’s of the Month (Wendy Mucci and Michael Teague)!! 

NRC Wednesday’s

Join NRC every Wednesday evening starting from the Nolensville Elementary School located at 2338 Rocky Ford Rd.  Beginning at 6:15 pm, Scott starts off the night with any upcoming events or other NRC announcements.  At 6:25 pm, we run!

If you have not joined us yet but have been thinking about it, make this week your week! We would love to see you.

We run anywhere from 2 or 3 miles up to 7 and typically have 6 general pace groups represented which are 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 minute miles. We also have interval groups as well as walkers. Once each pace group assembles, the individuals in that group decide on mileage and a more specific pace that everyone prefers to run.  Scott always does a great job making sure that all newcomers have someone to run with!

Be sure to check out the Routes tab of the website to get an idea of where we typically run for the different distances.

Stick around after the run to join us at a local restaurant for fun and fellowship! Upcoming schedule: Sept 25th – Uncle Bud’s

Saturday Running Plans September 14

We have plenty of plans for everyone to choose from this week!  Pick your start time, distance, and pace.  All groups below will start their runs from Mama’s Java.  Keep in mind that most groups with the longer distances typically circle back to Mama’s Java mid run so if you are looking for less miles, that is certainly doable!

5:30 am – 10-15 miles; 11:00 min pace

6:30 am – 9 miles; 12:50 pace

6:30 am – 8 miles; 11/11:30 pace

7:00 am – 11 miles 10:30/11:00 pace

7:00 am – 3:1 intervals for 5 miles

7:00 am – 13-15 miles; 9 min pace

7:15 am – 2:1 intervals for 3 miles

Run Happy NRC!


Running Plans for the Weekend of September 7th

Saturday From Mama’s Java

6:00 am – Scott is leading a group for 13.1 miles; 9ish pace

6:00 am – Amanda is leading a group for 10 miles; 10:30/11:00 pace

6:00 am – Kelli A is leading a group for 10 miles; 11:00/11:30 pace. She will swing back at 7:00 am to meet up with Ken’s group

7:00 am – Ken is leading a group for 6 miles 11:00/11:30 pace

7:00 am – Elizabeth S is leading a 3:1 interval group for 4 or 5 miles

Saturday From Concord Y

5:00 Joe is leading a group for a total of 20 miles; 9ish pace. They will circle back at 6:00 am for others to join