Thursday, June 5, 2008

Atlanta Running

Welcome to Atlanta Running!

This is my first post for the blog. My goal is to connect with other Atlanta runners and share tips on running in this beautiful city. Check out the Map My Run tool to map your favorite routes.

As an intown resident, some of my favorite routes include neighborhoods in Decatur, Druid Hills, and Candler Park. I thought I'd start this post by listing a few of these runs below -- the routes are also saved in Map My Run under my group Atlanta Running. I hope you'll contribute to this blog by adding your favorite running routes.

Decatur (4.25 miles)
  • Start at Fellini's on Commerce Drive
  • Head down Sycamore Place towards Carpe Diem and turn right on Howard Street
  • Run approximately 2 miles down Howard (pass Decatur High School and the East Lake Marta Station)
  • Turn right on Ridgecrest and pass McClendon
  • Turn right on Ponce de Leon and take this road back into Decatur
  • Pass Taco Mac and the old Courthouse
  • Turn right at Commerce Road (across from Decatur First United Methodist Church)
  • End run at Fellini's

Druid Hills (5.7 miles)

  • Start at Panera Bread on North Decatur Road (across from CVS)
  • From the parking lot, turn right on North Decatur Road and then turn left onto Lullwater Road
  • From Lullwater, turn right on Ponce de Leon
  • Turn right onto Oakdale Road
  • From Oakdale Road, turn left on North Decatur Road
  • Turn right on Springdale Road
  • Take Springdale Road back to Ponce de Leon
  • Turn left on Ponce de Leon, and then turn left on Lullwater Road
  • Take Lullwater Road back to North Decatur Road
  • At North Decatur Road, turn right
  • End run at Panera Bread


Dan said...

Hi Debbie - congrats on the new blog. My wife is the big runner in the family, but we like to go out to Stone Mountain and a take a lap around the rock. It's about 5 miles and you can finish by running up to the top of Stone Mountain - that typically finishes me off pretty good.

There's a parking lot off of Main Street and 2nd street that gives you access to the park without paying - though it adds another quarter mile to your run.

Debbie Curtis-Magley said...

Dan - thanks for the feedback and for contributing one of your favorite running routes.

Eileen said...

Hi Debbie,
Great blog! Thanks for adding Girls on the Run of Atlanta to your links. Atlanta area runners might be interested in knowing that our organization is forming its first Team Tiara, a group of runners (of any age, gender, or ability) who will train together for the 2009 ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon (or any race of their choosing) while raising funds to support GOTR Atlanta. Runners can learn more at our Team Tiara Info Night, Tuesday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Phidippides in Sandy Springs or visit the Team Tiara facebook page at

Debbie Curtis-Magley said...

Hi Eileen:

Thanks for the information on Team Tiara. It sounds like a fun way to train for the ING race. I'll include a post about the July 1st event in the near future.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the running routes. I have done a couple 26's and I have been having a heard time finding a running route after moving to Atlanta.