In 2015, Atlanta Track Club added a basketball themed race to its schedule - the Atlanta Hawks Fast Break 5K. The race starts and finishes in front of State Farm Arena (formerly called Phillips Arena), home of the Atlanta Hawks. I have ran this race a few years and always have a great time, so I knew it was a "must run" for me in 2019.
Weather in Atlanta is unpredictable most days of the year as is, but in February it can literally be in the 60s one day and 30s the next. I was excited to know that pre-race and post-race activities would be held inside of State Farm Arena. I was even more excited on race day when it was in the upper 30s with a bit of a breeze.
As an added bonus, pre-race on court photos were available for a brief period as well. How fun is that?!?