Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Start training for the ING Georgia Marathon/Half-Marathon with Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Atlanta is forming a Team Tiara Training group for the 2009 ING Georgia Marathon/Half-Marathon. It’s a great opportunity to train with other runners while raising funds to support GOTR Atlanta programs. Runners of any age, gender, or ability are encouraged to participate. Through its running programs, GOTR fosters self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle among young girls.

To learn more about the training program, GOTR is hosting a Team Tiara Info Night next Tuesday, July 1 at 6:30 pm at Phidippides in Sandy Springs. You can also find information at its Team Tiara Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=651766007&k=Y6FY22Q2U2VM5AEGYCXYTW

Here's one of my favorite training routes I ran in preparation for the ING Georgia Half-Marathon. It's also available at my group page Atlanta Running.

Decatur to Druid Hills - 10.6 miles

  • Start at Fellini’s at Commerce St. and Sycamore Place St.

  • Turn right at Howard St.Stay on Howard/Dekalb Ave. for approximately 2 miles. Pass Decatur Hight School and the East Lake Marta Station.

  • Turn right on Ridgecrest St.

  • Turn left on McClendon Ave.

  • Stay on McClendon for approximately 2 miles. Pass Flying Biscuit Café and Candler Park.

  • Turn right on Moreland Ave.

  • Turn right on Fairview Rd.

  • Turn left on Springdale Rd.

  • Turn right on N. Decatur Road.

  • Turn left on Oakdale Rd.

  • Turn left Ponce de Leon Ave. through Druid Hills to Downtown Decatur.

  • Once in Downtown Decatur, turn right on Church St.

  • Turn left on Sycamore St.

  • Turn right on Sycamore Place St.

  • Cross Commerce St. and return to Fellini’s parking lot

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