Catching up on races from last year...
PurpleStride Atlanta 5K, November, 2016, Atlanta, GA
My son organizes this race for us each year as it supports research for pancreatic cancer research and support. Pancreatic cancer impacted our family, my dad suffered from it. I'm proud of my son for doing this each year.
We gathered at Centennial Olympic Park in a sea of purple (t-shirts, hats, balloons, streamers,...) to do this race. As always - a great cause!!!
Atlanta Half Marathon, November, 2016, Atlanta, GA
It has become somewhat of a Thanksgiving Day morning tradition. After doing this race six times and blogging about it, there really is not too much more to write about. I do like seeing Atlanta this way and suspect I will probably continue doing this race as long I am in the Atlanta area for Thanksgiving. The absolute best, best, best thing about this race - since calorie consumption will be significant later in the day - you sort get the feeling you are getting ahead and justifying the overeating that will take place by burning a significant number of calories before the feasting even begins! :)
If I'm going to do this race in November, need to sign up soon as they do have a tiered pricing scheme:
$65 through 5/30/17
$70 through 7/31/17
$75 through 8/31/17
$80 through 9/30/17
$85 through 11/15/17
$90 at number pick-up