Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Berry 1/2 Marathon, 5K, 10K, and Fun Run

Register by December 1 and save $10!

DATE: Saturday, March 6, 2010

TIME: 8:00 am

LOCATION: Berry College, Rome, GA

MORE: For more information and to register, go to 

USATF Certified

Half Marathon GA08024WC

10K GA08025WC

5K GA08026WC

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Decatur Tree Lighting

The “Tree Lighting” will be held on Thursday, December 3rd from 7 until 8 pm. The Glennwood Choral Group will be entertaining with carols, and “sweet treats” will be provided. The tree will be lit at approximately 7:15 pm. Join the community on East Court Square as we gather for the lighting. Then stay in downtown Decatur for some holiday shopping and dining. Remember- it is one of the last three Terrific Thursdays, so a great opportunity to get in some holiday shopping while supporting our local businesses.

Oakhurst History Stroll

Hosted by our own Charles Cope and Jack Krost. 

Take a Stroll and Explore Oakhurst's History
Meet at One Step at a Time, 650-B East Lake Drive
3 p.m. Friday, November 27

Have you been meaning to take one of our historical walks of Oakhurst in the past but haven't been able to make it? Well, here's your chance. Some people who couldn't come in October have asked for another tour. So another one is coming up -- the day after Thanksgiving. It's a good opportunity to work off that Thanksgiving dinner while learning about some interesting events in our neighborhood. And if you've been wondering what to do with your visiting relatives, take them along.
A lot has happened in the Oakhurst area over the years, going back to the Civil War. The walk takes about an hour and a half, and it's free. Just send Jack Krost an RSVP at to let us know you're interested.

ATC Expo

The Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

Number and T-shirt Pick up

InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead 

3315 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305


Tuesday, November 24 – Wednesday, November 25

11 a.m. – 8 p.m.


The Expo is open to the general public, with close to 11,000 runners and their friends and families attending to pick up race numbers and T-shirts. While you’re there, you can mingle with fellow runners while browsing for great deals on the latest gear and clothing, choose your next goal race at an exciting destination, or consult with an expert on runner’s healthcare. Be sure to pick up a MARTA Breeze ticket to make race-day transit easy. You might even win a great door prize!

ATC 1/2 Marathon and Marathon - Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Local Races This Weekend Saturday, November 21

Paideia School "Slither" 5K, Atlanta, 9 a.m; 404-327-7738

2nd Annual Viking Road Race, Atlanta, Lakeside High School, 8:00 a.m; 678-795-0115

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Run for Justice 5K in Oakhurst

Run for Justice
5K Run/Walk
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Decatur, Ga. - Oakhurst
A 5K run and walk to benefit Atlanta Legal Aid Society

NEW LOCATION! Meet in front of One Step at A Time,
650-B East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

3rd Annual Race 2 Recycle 5K

In celebration of America Recycles Day, Keep Atlanta Beautiful is setting the pace for zero waste with the 3rd annual Race 2 Recycle. Make an impact by rallying your club, co-workers, family and friends to run the 5k or 1 mile fun run, around beautiful Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta on Saturday, November 14. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Register online at

Honorary Chairs for this event include:

Jovita Moore, WSB-TV Anchor
Clair Muller, City of Atlanta Councilmember
Jack Perko, Area President, Republic Services
Joseph Basista, Commissioner of Public Works, City of Atlanta
Phil Martens, President and COO, Novelis Inc
Yvette Bowden, President and CEO, Piedmont Park Conservancy
Lisa Marucci, Environmental Management, IKEA Atlanta

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Balance Girls on the Run 5K - November 15

Hello Friends and GOTR Supporters!  I wanted to let you know that we are now just over two weeks away  from our fall race - the New Balance Girls on the Run will take place on Sunday, November 15th at 9am.  I encourage you to come out and run or volunteer and enjoy a fun family event with lots of activities for everyone.  Strollers/joggers are welcome but no pets please. 

We will have plenty of food supplied by Lara Bars and Luna Bars, Krispy Kreme, Highland Bakery, Caribou Coffee, Fuze Beverage and more.  There will be face painting and the Goody Happy Hair Station for kids as well as interactive games provided by the title sponsor, the Atlanta Spirit.  The founder of Girls on the Run, Molly Barker, will be in attendance to give some inspirational words and motivation to the runners too.  So there will be lots of fun for everybody that morning and the whole post race party is near/on the Arizona Soccer Fields so bring your soccer ball and frisbee to throw around while you enjoy the morning.

The race application is attached as well as information about volunteer opportunities.  Applications postmarked by 11/9 are $20 and $25 after that and on race day.

Register in person at: Phidippides Ansley Mall,
1544 Piedmont Ave.
(404) 875-4268 or
Phidippides Sandy Springs,
220 Sandy Springs Circle
(404) 255-6149

Register online at:  or (download form).

2010 Portland Marathon

The 2010 Portland Marathon will be on 10-10-10.  Keep it in mind if you are interested in running a marathon next year in the NW.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cabbagetown Romp and Stomp 5K

It's time for the 4th annual Romp and Stomp 5-K in Cabbagetown USA (conveniently located in Atlanta, Ga.). The 5-K kicks off the equally popular Chomp and Stomp Chili and Bluegrass Festival. This is the 4th year for the 5-K and we've grown each year. Flat, fast course great for first timers or PR's. Walkers, joggers, strollers welcomed. Awesome, long sleeved T-shirt to all participants. Free chili to all race participants at the festival later that day -- a $5 value and no waiting in line.

This race caps at 1,000 runners.

For those that already know they want to run, go straight to and sign up here. There is a flyer attached to this e-mail as well. Check it out to get an idea of the T-shirt, brought to us again by a top-notch graphic designer, Mark Kirby of Mark Kirby Creative. Feel free to print and mail in with the $25 check. You can also register at any of four Big Peach locations - Kennesaw, Atlanta, Marietta, Decatur - and receive your race number!

Here are the key details.

Start of the race: 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7
Cost: $25 (race day is $30)
Registration location: Milltown Arms, 180 Carroll Street, Atlanta, Ga. 30316. Park at Agave lot -- corner of Boulevard and Memorial Dr. on the south side of Cabbagetown. From I-20 take the Boulevard/Zoo Atlanta exit. North on Boulevard to Agave lot. From I-85 take Freedom Parkway Exit. Right (south) on Boulevard to Agave parking lot.
Preregistration: Pick up race packets early on Thursday and Friday at Milltown.
Awards: Three deep for each age group.
Contact: (preferred) or Mike Benzie 828-712-9766. You can also e-mail me at and I'll try to help you out.

The Route: The 3.1-mile route starts at Tennelle Street at the far end of Carroll and enjoys a nice wide 3/4-mile straightaway to loosen up the crowd. The route in general is fast and flat and covers most of this unique and historic neighborhood. Run by the park, up Carroll Street and yes, through the world famous Krog Street Tunnel. Feel free to come get an idea of the area and run with the Cabbagetown Run Club at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Contact Tim Sullivan for more information about the run club.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oakhurst Garden Classes

Oakhurst Community Garden Project
435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
678 642-4977

Oakhurst Community Garden Project features indoor classroom space. To register, go to

Upcoming Classes:

Build a Beehive
Lasagna Gardening: Not Cooking, but Gardening!
Create a Holiday Glass Dish
Cheap and Healthy Food

Worm Compost: The Basics of Great Worm Poop!
Gluten-Free Desserts for the Holidays
Winter Sowing a Perennial Garden

Decatur Wine Festival

Decatur Wine Festival
Sat., Nov.7, 2009
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown on the
Old Courthouse Square
Decatur, Georgia

November is Tattoo Tune-Up Month at Ink & Dagger!

Ink & Dagger Tattoo Parlour is going to fix your old, faded, or poorly-done tattoos for 20% off!

Check out their site and info here.