Sunday, January 4, 2009

Warm Up During Winter with Atlanta Road Races

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, 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 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


earnshavian said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for the shout out! Happy new year and I hope you have a safe and successful running year!

I ran a 10 mile route in Kirkwood visiting some friends late last year:

It's hard because it takes you up past Emory but what is Atlanta without hills?

Best regards,
Adam (WJR Founder)

xanax said...

Thanks mate... just dropped by. Will look for BIKE STN when we get to Seattle. Still in Buenos Airies.