Winter in Atlanta is typically a pleasant time of year to run. It’s also a great time to support local causes through road races. At Active.com, there were nearly 20 races listed in the Atlanta area. Here are a few that support local charities:
Around Peachtree Battle 5K – January 10
Proceeds go to the Atlanta Union Mission’s women and children’s shelter.
CDLS 5K – February 7
Event benefits the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation and research facilities.
Merrick’s Walk & 5K Fun Run – February 22
The event is in memory of Galloway School Alum Merrick Ryan, who died of complications from anorexia. Proceeds benefit EDIN.
Druid Hills Fun Run 5K/1K Fundraisers – February 22
Event benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer survivorship.
Jeanne’s Memorial Run – February 28
Proceeds support Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation and Child Care Homes.
Hunger Run 2009 – March 1
Event benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Shamrock N’ Roll 5K/10K Road Race – March 15
Hosted by the Junior League of Atlanta, the event supports the community partners of this women’s organization.
Rhodes Race 5/10K – March 21
This inaugural race benefits the Georgia Trust for Historical Preservation.
I found another interesting route this week at WalkJogRun.net. It’s a 4.5-mile run through Buckhead.
· Start at the corner of Pharr Rd. and N. Fulton Dr.
· Turn right on Peachtree Rd.
· Turn left on W. Paces Ferry Rd.
· Turn right on Habersham Rd.
· Turn right on Roswell Rd.
· Turn left on Buckhead Ave.
· Turn right on Maple Dr.
· Turn right on Pharr
· End at starting point