The 13.1 Atlanta is sneaking up on us and it is time to make a commitment. October 2nd will be here before we know it, and once again we will be lining up to run the third annual running of the Atlanta stop of the 13.1 Marathon Series. I have once again committed and will be running for the third year in a row.
If you have been reading my posts lately, or find the 26.2 Quest Fanpage posts making their way to your Facebook News Feed, you are probably asking yourself if I am crazy. I think I will leave that question for you to ponder a little bit and will hopefully take your mind off of it before you come to any conclusion that could possibly get me locked up with a new white jacket and no view.
When I have been in a running funk, I find no better motivator than to sign up for my next race that will require some training. I usually pride myself in being half marathon ready at any given time, but this is one point since I started running that I cannot claim that. The first two years of the 13.1 Atlanta were highlights of my running journey and I look forward to this third year.
The problems that plagued the start of the 13.1 Atlanta in the first two years have been addressed with small changes to the this year to the course that find it starting and ending at Town Brookhaven. If you would like more information on the new course and my thoughts you can stop by and read the press release that I helped promote a couple weeks ago.
And now to the good part…..
US Road Sports wants you to run the 13.1 Atlanta. If you have run the race in one of the first two years you know how challenging, and yet enjoyable the course is. If you haven’t run this course yet, you don’t want to miss this years race and all the excitement that will be centered around the new start/finish line in Town Brookhaven.
The US Road Sports group has given me the opportunity to run this year, but more importantly they are giving one of you a chance to run this race for free as well. The first two years I ran this race it was part of my 26.2 training. I am sure there are many of you in the same place, looking for a half marathon to add to your marathon training schedule. What better way to test your racing legs than to run a 13.1 mid-way through your full marathon training.
If the full marathon distance is not for you, the October date is still nicely placed in between the heat of summer and the busy holidays leaving very little reason to not lace up those shoes and register to run the 13.1 Atlanta.
One lucky winner will receive a FREE entry into the 2011 13.1 Marathon Atlanta run at 7:00 am on Sunday October 2nd. Entries will be taken through August 12th with the winner chosen randomly from all entries received. The winner will be announced over the weekend.
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Have you run any of the races in the 13.1 Marathon series since their inception two years ago? If so tell us which one(s) you have run.
What is the longest race you have ever run?
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