The Tuesday Night Turtles, a lively fun-loving club, was founded in 1980 out of informal Tuesday evening fun runs. From its humble beginnings (although few turtles are actually humble) of a dozen founding members, TNT has now grown to include dozens of runners at all different skill levels. Turtles are, individually and collectively, interested in running, specifically road running, and associated activities which include casual socials after certain events. These socials often become events themselves. Many Turtles have 10 to 20 or more years of experience in the sport and are capable of expounding for hours on end with tales, advice and training tips. Novice runners and newcomers to the sport are encouraged to take advantage of this wealth of experience by attending one or two regular training runs or by boldly walking up to a Turtle at a local road race. Turtles usually, but not always, wear the distinctive tank top with the grinning TNT-laden turtle logo (a tank top thought to have enchanted powers of performance). Perception has it that most Turtles, contrary to their name and logo, are fast runners who compete at the upper echelon of the sport. While you'll not hear any Turtles deny this myth, our members run and compete at all levels, speed is neither expected nor required. Membership is open to anyone who wants to join. The founding spirit of the club is based on the notion that running is fun and talking about running is even more fun. Certainly, Turtles have other interests, but when they are running or talking about running, all those other interests pale in comparison. There is ample opportunity, any time Turtles gather, to learn a great deal about running that is useful and beneficial. There is also a more than passing chance that other nuggets of useful and not so useful Turtle information will be bandied about. Turtles have an amazing capacity, either young or old, schooled or unschooled, to wisely pass out information and judgments with spirited authority which is well beyond any position of rank or order. Most Turtles are seemingly imbued with a sense of wisdom rarely found in other running clubs.