Running, the #1 exercise of choice, has become increasingly popular these past several years. The therapeutic nature of running has turned “couch potatoes” into marathoners and avid long distance runners. It provides a certain freedom and liberation that other forms of exercise do not provide. With the increased popularity of running, 5Ks, 10Ks, and marathons have never been more prominent; it seems like everyone is not only running for a cause. This trend has brought increased awareness to various illnesses, charitable foundations and political movements in both highly populated cities and small eclectic neighborhoods. Whether you are a running guru or just a light stroller, if you share a passion for fitness, these upcoming running events may “tickle your fancy”. Perennial Properties is a proud participant sponsor of the 2014 Atlanta Beltline Eastside 10K and the Monday Night Brewing Westside 10. This local company has great communities directly on the Beltline and they are opening The Brady in 2015 on the Westside
Event: 2014 Atlanta Beltline Eastside 10K
When: 12/6/14 – 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Race Start: Stove Works, 112 Krog Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10k is a run/walk showcasing the new Eastside Trail which winds through Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey Highland, and Virginia Highland. Participants will pass by the new Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skate Park, take in beautiful vistas of downtown and midtown Atlanta, travel an off-road stretch of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, and enjoy a jaunt through Piedmont Park.
Join the popular College Alumni Tailgate Challenge or the Neighborhood Challenge to rally team spirit, and enjoy 1 complimentary beer from the Terrapin beer truck following the race! Additional beers are $5 each. ID required.
Event: JG 13.1 Half Marathon
When: 12/14/14 – 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Race Start: Piedmont Park 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
A 5K (3.1 mile) race for runners or walkers who want a warm up to the half marathon the day before the big race, or for those who aren’t ready to commit to 13.1 miles but want to participate in the excitement of race weekend. The Jeff Galloway 13.1 is named for Olympic runner Jeff Galloway, author, public speaker and “America’s Running Coach” who was recently named by USA Running as the most recognized person in the sport of running. The race is presented by Phidippides, the oldest specialty running store in the country, with two Atlanta locations.
Named for Barbara Galloway, Jeff Galloway’s wife of 38 years and also an avid runner, the 5K race has been added to the official race weekend agenda. A portion of the proceeds from the race weekend will benefit the Atlanta non-profit, the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the national organization TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors). TAPS is a 24-7, front-line tragedy assistance resource for families and loved ones of our military men and women.
Additional Info: https://www.jeffgalloway131.com/
Event: Monday Night Brewing Westside 10
When: 12/13/14 – 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Race Start: 1100 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Get in 10!! Monday Night Brewing & Running Nerds racing series welcome runners to West Midtown Atlanta for its official distance road race benefiting Ties that Matter, A Fair Trade Non-profit, helping Haitian women by creating jobs and changing lives.
Perennial Properties, Proud Participant Sponsors of 2014 Atlanta Beltline Eastside 10K and JG 13.1 Half Marathon