Atlanta Track Club advised participants to arrive early (by 6:00am) due to limited parking. Since I had never ran this race before and wasn't familiar with what the parking would be like, I followed instructions and got there just before 7:00. I hung out in the car a bit, ate our breakfast, then headed over to the race area to get my bib, meet up with friends and go to the restroom.
- Start Wave A - 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 min/mile or faster
- Start Wave B - 8:02 a.m. - 8:30 min/mile or faster
- Start Wave C - 8:04 a.m. - 9:30 min/mile or faster
- Start Wave D - 8:06 a.m. - 10:30 min/mile or faster
- Start Wave E - 8:08 a.m. - 11:30 min/mile or faster
- Walker Wave - 8:10 a.m. - All walking participants or those slower than 11:30 min/mile.
12Ks are a fairly unique distance - especially in Atlanta. It has been about two years since I last ran a 12K so I had my heart set on beating that time. To be honest, that 12K time was on a very fast course so I was curious to see how I could compare. Well, about 7.5 miles later, I got a new 12K PR of just over 8 minutes! WHAAA!?! I honestly just felt good today. Yes, there were long uphills, but I focused on running a nice even pace (within about 20 second variance) the entire time and it worked for me. I didn't burn out and I was push through the hills on both laps.
March 18 - Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon
April 14 - Northside Hospital Atlanta Women’s 5K
April 28 - Singleton 4 Miler (FREE for Members)
There are so many benefits to being a member of Atlanta Track Club including race discounts, discounted training programs, and more. Perhaps one of the most sought after perks is guaranteed entry to the Peachtree Road Race 10K on July 4th. Remember, you must me a member as of February 1, 2018 to be eligible for member registration in March. To become a member (or renew your membership), go to the Atlanta Track Club website for more information.