The biggest news at this year’s Peachtree Road Race was the cooler weather that welcomed the race participants. The temperature was near the high 60s at the start time, giving runners a refreshing break from the sweltering heat that Atlanta had been experiencing. The event is one of those great Atlanta traditions that welcomes runners (and walkers) of all levels to celebrate their achievements and our country’s birthday. It’s been several years since I last ran the Peachtree Road Race, but I appreciate the camaraderie it instills among Atlanta’s running community. According to Runner’s World, more than 3,000 people run Peachtree-themed 10Ks in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
This year’s participants shared their experiences and PRs on Facebook and Twitter. Fortunately, the race did not see a repeat of the cheating claims that dominated discussions at last year’s event. While I didn’t join the 55,000 racers on Peachtree, I did run my own version of a 10K on Sunday morning. Looking for a good intown 10K route to run? Here are a few to consider:
· Decatur to Druid Hills
· Weststride and Westminister Neighborhoods
· Candler Park to Piedmont to Beltline
To find more options on running routes, check out WalkJogRun.net for dozens of intown courses.