Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
"Running The Rivers Ridge"
4.5 Mile Trail Run
April 3, 2010 (Saturday)
We´re excited to present the 1st Annual Running The Rivers Ridge 4.5 Mile Trail Race at Boling Park.
Canton, Ga. 30114
Check the site for more details.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
March 26, 2010 by Cheryl
Friday, March 26, 2010
A swinging night of music with The Retro Jazz Kats (featuring Gwen Hughes and Garrison Elliott) a silent auction, and savory bites.
Saturday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.
The Variety Playhouse
1099 Euclid Avenue - Atlanta, GA 30307
(in Little Five Points)
Tickets are $30 each and include 2 drink tickets.
The annual Decatur Business Association Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday on the Old Courthouse Square. The bunny arrives at 10:30 am and the hunt begins at 11 am sharp, so bring your basket and join in. The hunt will be over in about 2 minutes- we have never seen children move so fast as when motivated by candy eggs!
Decatur Electronics Recycling Day
SPRING 2010 Event Scheduled for March 27, 2010 at Decatur High School Parking Lot
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Vote and Win
Vote for this year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt!
Check out this year's great designs below and select the one you think should be the 2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt. You can vote once per day from March 21 to the end of April. Ten entries will be randomly selected for a free entry into the race. The winning design will be revealed as the official shirt after the race on July 4th at Piedmont Park.
As featured in the March 2010 issue of Running Times Magazine
Just as the Bronx Bombers locked up their world championship by outspending the rest of the major league teams, it seems the Big Five of the World Marathon Majors--Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York--have relegated other races to an existence as the marathon equivalent of the Minnesota Twins or Milwaukee Brewers, destined to mostly futile attempts to compete with the big boys, or resignation to being second-or even third-fiddle races in this new world order of international marathons. Ray Flynn, agent for top American marathoners Ryan Hall and Deena Kastor. "Unfortunately, there are only so many spots in these races." Flynn thinks that, in some ways, the top U.S. runners may be in a better position in this regard. "The African runners are in some respects their own worst enemies," he says. "It's always going to be more difficult for them to establish themselves among their countrymen--there's no shortage of great Kenyan marathoners."
"Compared to the Majors, we have a limited budget," says Hermens. "So we have to be careful and creative. We have our own training camps in Africa, and we are close to the managers, so we know who the up-and-coming runners are." And just like a ballplayer who excels with a small-market team eventually cashes in as a free agent with the Yankees or Phillies, runners who win other races in fast times soon begin receiving invitations from the elite coordinators of WMM races. Consider someone like Felix Limo, who debuted at Amsterdam with a 2:06:42 win in 2003, and went on to win Berlin (2004), Chicago (2005), and London (2006).MAJORS AND THE MASSES
That's all well and good for a 2:06 marathoner, but what does it mean to runners finishing an hour or two behind the winners?
When the Majors were established, a goal that didn't receive much publicity was raising the operational level of the races and establishing a set of "best practices" other events could follow. In that regard, the Majors have been a success, according to Bank of America Chicago Marathon director Carey Pinkowski. "Our medical, marketing, operations people all talk to each other," he says. But besides trading tips, they have passed them on to other national and regional events at race director conferences held in conjunction with Majors events. "We're not keeping any secrets," says Pinkowski. "If we get better, that's good, and if regional races get better, that's good too."
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Local Races This Weekend
Strides of March 5K, Midtown Atlanta
ATC Women's 5K Run & Walk, Atlanta, 8:00 a.m.; www.atlantatrackclub.org
7th Annual Miles for Smiles 5K Run, Atlanta, Trinity Presbyterian, 8:00 a.m.; web site
Run for Sycamore Ridge 5K, Atlanta, Brookwood Hills, 9:00 a.m.; web site
CAC Spring Sprint 5K/2K, Dunwoody, 8:00 a.m.; 770-587-2735
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Run well and enjoy the weather. The weather should be great in the morning for the run. With the afternoon rains, you can stay indoors, off your feet, and enjoy your accomplishment as you relax.
See you on the course!
Friday, March 19, 2010
From the AJC.com
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Atlanta Sunday to compete in the fourth annual ING Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon.
The event will close down some of the city’s most utilized streets.
The marathon, slated for Sunday will start and finish at Centennial Olympic Park and will take runners through downtown Atlanta and the city of Decatur.
Roads like Marietta Street, Auburn Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, North Avenue, Ponce de Leon, Clairemont Avenue, N Decatur Road, Briarclif Road and roads around Piedmont Park will be closed starting as early as 6 a.m. Sunday morning and some will not open again until well after midnight.
For a complete list of road closures, visit the race Web site.
In 2009, about 12,000 runners signed up to participate in the ING races.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Publix 5K & Kids Fun Run
The second annual Publix Run Wild 5K & Kids Fun Run happens Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Grant Park. Historic Grant Park is the home of Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama Civil War Museum. The 5K and Kids Fun Run are part of our ING Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Weekend. This year we are partnering with Zoo Atlanta, encouraging participants to make it a family fun day. All participants in the 5K and Kids Fun Run will be able to purchase discounted Zoo Atlanta tickets.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Local races this weekend, in and around Decatur, if you are not running in it, just be aware of traffic on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
"OHighlands" Jig & Jog St. Patrick's Day Run in the Highlands, unfortunately the race is full but cheering is not.
Silver Comet 10K in Mableton is a fast and flat Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.
Jog for A Cause 5K/10K/Mile in Alpharetta, another PRRQ.
4th Annual ShamROCK and Run 5K/10K and 1 Mile Fun Run in Newnan, a PRRQ.
Also on Saturday in is the City Solve Urban Race; think of it as running trivia, trivia on the run, Jeopardy with running shoes.
Shamrock 'N Roll 5K/10K in Atlantic Station, a PRRQ.
Hunger Walk/Run 5K at Turner Field.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Congratulations to One Step at a Time, 650-B East Lake Dr., as it celebrates nine years in Oakhurst. Owner Charles Cope wants to thank his loyal customers with a special sale. For the month of March, there will be a 10 percent discount on all running (walking) shoes. For information call 404-377-1030.
Congratulations to Charles and One Step at a Time.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Article and showing from WABE online….
CARE presents Half The Sky
Rose Scott (2010-03-03)
ATLANTA, GA (WABE) - Tonight 10 movie theatres throughout the state will participate in a national, one night only viewing of a documentary presented by Atlanta based CARE.
It's part of celebrating International Women's Day.
WABE's Rose Scott reports on the film Half the Sky.
The overall message of Half The Sky is to hopefully spark a global movement for women to turn oppression into opportunity.
To help spread that message Atlanta based CARE enlisted the help of some notables . Sarah Margaret Ferguson the Duchess of York.
The Duchess has been a long supporter of CARE and the rights of women.
The documentary is based on a book by the same name.
By journalists Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn.
It tells the stories of women around the world who chose to create change in their communities.
The film also includes commentary from celebrities that share in many of CARE's global initiatives.
Atlanta singer and songwriter India Arie is noted for songs which empower woman such as Beautiful Flower.
Arie contributed a special song which will debut in the film. The song, was already written; a tribute to her mother grandmother that passed.
Officials with CARE say they are focusing on meeting the needs of young girls through education and then offering resources for training in jobs or even entrepreneurship. Proceeds from Half The Sky will go to those initiatives.
Find theatre listings here: http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/OriginalPrograms/event/Half_The_Sky.aspx
© Copyright 2010, WABE
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
19th: 11:00 AM -- 7:00 PM
20th: 10:00 AM -- 6:00 PM
March Bonus: iPad Thai
Order a Pad Thai or one of Doc's famous noodle bowls during National Noodle Month (March) for a chance to win an iPad. You get to slurp noodles AND have a shot at being one of the first people on the block to own an Apple iPad. How cool is that?!?! The more noodle bowls you order; the more chances to win.
Saturday, March 27, 7:00 p.m.
1099 Euclid Avenue (at Little Five Points)
Atlanta, GA 30307
Tickets are $30 each and include two drink tickets!
Download the flyer, email it around, talk it up with your friends and buy your tickets now at http://www.furkids.org/.
If you have something to donate for our silent auction, please download this donor form or contact Lisa Loewenstein at email@example.com
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
It's time for our sixth annual alley Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts: Love Scars & Handlebars.
This is a couples' ride so find a partner and a costume. This one's all about style.
Prizes for couples of all sorts.
Saturday March 6:
Register at 5 at Sopo
Ride at 6
Ends at 8 at Young Blood Gallery for the opening of the bike-themed art show: Cycle Through
Skids and Tricks, Food, Games
Afterparty at 9 at Highland Inn Ballroom
Radiotron, Atlanta Sedition Orchestra, The Wild, Sea Lions, and Royal Chord
from 7:00 to 10:00pm
60+ Artists, Bicycle Themed Art Show
SOPO Bikes Alley Cat Race (Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts) ends at YB! Then there will be games (3-legged race, anyone?) and a bike tricks contest in the parking lot behind Urban Outfitters with prizes!
After Party at Highland Ballroom Lounge with pinata, dancing, and bands: Sealions, The Wild, Royal Chord, Atlanta Sedition Orchestra, annnnd...the return of DJ Lil Ray!
Young Blood Art Gallery and Boutique will mark the end point for SOPO’s upcoming 6th Annual Alley Cat bike race “Broken Hearts & Bicycle Parts.” Participating bicyclists and the public are welcome to come and enjoy the art show which includes work by over 60 artists who have created bicycle themed artwork. Come join the fun, including a bike trick show with prizes for the most dazzling performers, liquid refreshments, and the opportunity to purchase affordable, one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
SOPO Bicycle Cooperative is a non-profit, community-based bicycle repair shop that makes transportation affordable, accessible, and sustainable. The co-op was born out of the need for inexpensive, reliable and quick bicycle repairs for those in the Atlanta community who relied on their bicycles as their main mode of transportation. SOPO achieves these goals by providing free bicycle maintenance services and education through their special programs.
Local races this weekend in and around Decatur…
Red Devil Dash 5K at Druid Hills High School
Chattahoochee Road Runners 10K in Sandy Springs, a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier
2nd Annual Healthy Habits 5K/Mile in DeKalb County, Decatur
Farther outside of Decatur is the Berry Half Marathon & 10K & 5K in Rome, a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier