Looking for some races? Check out this list
|HURRY! In-store registration ends 8:00pm Monday, April 1 at 8:00pm. Ditch the city and hit the trails! This Woodstock are course at Olde Rope Mill Park offers a little bit of everything; rolling hills, single track, and double track. The race is limited to only 275 participants, so you'll want to sign up right away! Free race entry with Montrail shoe purchase at any BPRC.|
April 6 - 3rd Annual Knock Out Cancer 5K
HURRY! In-store registration ends 8:00pm Monday, April 1 at 8:00pm. Enjoy a flat, fun 5K in Marietta that is kid friendly, stroller friendly, and pet friendly offers chip timing, a good looking T, and prizes for age group winners. There’s fun for the entire family with face painting, music, games, prizes and much more. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In-store registration available at BPRC Marietta and Kennesaw only.
Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, the Pi Mile 5K Road Race is one of the longest continually running races in Atlanta. Pi=3.14, hence the name, though the race is 3.1 miles or 5K long. The race is named after former Dean of Students, George C. Griffin, in honor of his tenure as a track and cross country coach. Part of the courses is run along the Tyler Brown Pi-Mile Trail, a well-lit area of the Georgia Tech campus, designated with disc-shaped markers and maps along the way. The trail was dedicated to this former Student Government Association President who ran daily and pushed for a well lit running trail. Tyler Brown was killed in action in Iraq on September 14, 2004.
April 13 - Historic Roswell 10 Mile/5K
Run through historic Roswell at this fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The 10 mile route starts and finishes in Roswell and offers rolling hills in the surrounding suburbs. The 5K stays right in the heart of downtown, and is fast and flat. A good looking tech T for all finishers, a medal for the 10 milers, and a great post-run party with live music and refreshments round out the day.
April 13 - Run Before You Crawl 5K
Enjoy 3.1 miles in beautiful Grant Park. The 5K starts at 9:00am,and is followed by a pub crawl in the same neighborhood. If your favorite post-race bagel is actually beer, then this is the race for you! The pub crawl starts at 10:30am, and the race director assures us it’s close enough to noon somewhere in the world! In-store registration is available at BPRC Decatur, Midtown, and Brookhaven only.
April 13 - Run For God-Run The Mill 5K/Half Marathon
Have a great run at historic Prater’s Mill in Dalton at the 3rd annual running of this spring race. Bring the family, and enjoy events all day including concerts, inflateables for the kids, food, and much, much more.
April 20 - runningnerds 5K
If the idea of touring Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood on foot sounds like a great idea, then you’re a running nerd! This is a great 5K for first timers, running club members, and anyone who enjoys the rolling hills of the city. The No SWAG option offered means your race will be electronically timed, but you opt out of receiving a finisher’s gift. The SWAG option also includes timing, and finishers can chose to receive a shirt, straw tumbler, hat, or pair of Yankz laces. Proceeds benefit the Brian Jordan Foundation, Ian’s Friends Foundation, and The Howard School.
Enjoy a fast, flat run/walk along the Chattahoochee River on a course perfect for a new PR, or a more casual stroll along the river. (Walkers and jog strollers are most welcome!) The post-race party brings music (courtesy of 97.1 The River), food, prizes, and MEE MEE the Clown, and is his is a family, children, and pet friendly. Proceeds benefit HomeStretch.
April 20 - The Big Squeeze 5K
Perfect for runners and walkers of all abilities, this 5K runs from Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. The finishers t-shirt is available in men’s and women’s styles, and a free photo booth will be available before and after the race to get you in the party mood. Then stick around for the Lemonade Days Festival with rides, music, food, and concerts. Proceeds benefit the Donald Bannister House.
April 20 - 2013 Sweetwater 420 Fest 5K
This fun 5K is part of the Sweetwater 420 Fest, and takes you through Candler Park, one of Atlanta’s coolest in-town neighborhoods. All runners/walkers will receive a wristband for entry to the festival, and complimentary Sweetwater draft beer. Then spend the rest of the day listening to music, checking out artists’ wares, visiting the kid’s tent, and enjoying a beautiful spring day. Proceeds benefit the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization.
April 20 - Dirty Spokes Runnin' The Rocks Trail 6.2/3.1 Miler
Ditch the city and hit the trails! This off road race takes place at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. You'll experience rolling hills, single track, double track, some technical sections, and creek crossings (about 2–3 feet wide, 2–3 inches deep). Free race entry with Montrail shoe purchase at any BPRC.
April 21 - 2nd Annual Coach Jay "Yeah Baby" 10K/5K
The North American Soccer Association hosts the 2nd annual running of this wonderful race held in honor of Coach Jay Ingram who sadly was killed while running on January 27, 2012. The 5K and 10K take place on the road, and the 1 mile run on the grass at NASA’s United Quest Soccer Fields in Kennesaw. Proceeds benefit Kate's Club and the Ingram Family. In-store registration at BPRC Marietta and Kennesaw only.
The 8th running of Big Peach 5K takes place in front of our new Town Brookhaven location, and runs on a great new course. Once again we are honored to be the presenting sponsor for this awesome race brought to us by the Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. All finishers will receive a great looking Nike DriFit T, and enjoy the best post-race party around!
Want a little Latin flavor with your 5K? In-store registration is now underway for the 3rd annual Fiesta Atlanta 5K Run/Walk Run/Walk taking place at Centennial Olympic Park on Sunday, May 5. The race is run to encourage healthy lifestyles in the Hispanic community and the community at large. The 5K kicks off the 7th annual Fiesta Atlanta, a huge outdoor festival, and the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the southeast. Talk about a post-race party! Music on two stages, arts and crafts, international foods, and so much more, makes for a true multicultural celebration.
June 8 - Muddy Buddy Adventure Series
We do not have in-store registration available for this event, but we can save you some money! Enter PEACH (all upper case letters) in the promo code field when you sign up on line, and save $10 off the entry fee.
August 3 - Run Or Dye
We do not have in-store registration available for this event, but we can save you some money! Enter BPR9621658 in the promo code field when you sign up on line, and save $15 off the entry fee.
Aug. 17 - Area 13.1 Half Marathon
Alien invasion in Roswell, GA! Enjoy an exciting nighttime half marathon on a flat, fast, and scenic course along the Chattahoochee River. Dress in your best glow in the dark or alien gear as you strive to escape! All racers will be provided with glow in the dark bracelets and a very cool extra-terrestrial T-shirt. Successful “Escapees” (you know…finishers) will receive an "I Escaped the Aliens" medal. Proceeds benefit he Matthew E. Russell Foundation and Life Connection Ministries.
I completed the JellyBean 5K tonight and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Amazing how new inserts can make a difference with your running. A couple of my girlfriends joined me and we had a blast. We talked the entire time and didn't realize how far we had gone LOL.
Remember that short term goal I set for myself to run every day this week? Yea, that didn't even happen. BUT I did manage to make my way down to Big Peach Running Company in Downtown Decatur to get some new inserts for my running shoes. I'm really glad I got to visit that store. I see what all the hype is about. The staff there is really sweet and cool and was so helpful to me.
This weekend is a pretty busy one with our engagement photo shoot and a birthday party, I really have no idea when I may get a run in but I will get one in somehow. Besides, I still need to do my 5K for the Jellybean Run. Well, have a great Easter Weekend everyone!
Hey guys! My apologies for disappearing yet again. The wedding has me all caught up in planning, not to mention my son playing tee ball this spring and I'm serving as team mom.
Last week I completed the Nike Women's Virtual 10k. This by far has been my hardest race to run. I love virtual races because you can do them when you want but I honestly was not prepared at all for this one. Not only had I slacked on my training a few weeks before, but I was unmotivated. I ALMOST skipped it but my fiancée reminded me to just do it and be done with it.
After pushing and an epic playlist, I finished it. Right around mile 4 was when I wanted to quit but Foster the People got me over that hump.
Special thanks to Val, one of my Twitter buddies, who found a great interview on Black Girl Long Hair that featured Polliany showcasing her natural hair on her wedding day. I've been spending a lot of time researching natural hairstyles to wear for my wedding day and this ranking in the top 5.