Three years ago, Atlanta Track Club moved their Resolution Run to Brookhaven and instead of a 5K/10K, they ran a less frequently seen distance of a 4 Miler, but this year it moved to Piedmont Park and changed back to a 5K. Y'all know that I love Atlanta Track Club events, so of course I would be at the Resolution Run 5K to kick off 2018!
Thank you to the awesome volunteers and Atlanta Track Club staff who got everyone trough packet pickup quickly. There was also a great DJ getting everyone pumped and ready to go along with tons and tons of port-o-potties (always a great sight!).
Things started a little congested, but thinned out pretty quickly. There was an uphill portion right towards the start of the course which caused a good amount of runners to slow down a good bit right away, but within about 1/2 mile in things were pretty clear. There are a few decent sized hills along the way with a good amount of rolling hills and "flat" portions the remainder of the way.
Like THAT the first finish line of 2018 was in the books. Yes, it was cold, but there is no other way I would have kicked off the new year today!
After I finished and took a few pictures, I headed up to the car to get warm and wait for mom to finish. While I was walking to the car, they were announcing some of the 1-Mile award winners...oh my goodness there were some true speedies in full force today! A HUGE congrats to each and every runner out there today for braving the cold and starting the year off strong!
January 27 - Atlanta Hawks Fastbreak 5K
February 10 - Hearts & Soles 5K - Decatur (FREE for Members)
February 17 - Southside 12K - College Park
March 18 - Publix Georgia Marahton & Half Marathon
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.