May 15

5k Run for a Better Athens

5k Run for a Better Athens

5k Run for a Better Athens

Head on out to Athens, Saturday, June 9th for a nice 5k run.  Race starts at 8:30am.

Take a run around Athens historic Oconee River District! Registration entitles you to food, drink, music and a wonderful route winding through the Oconee River Greenway and Heritage Trail! Athens Running Company will provide official times. And there will be wonderful prizes!

Start Location

Jittery Joe’s Roaster, 780 E Broad St, Athens, Georgia 30601

Purchase of this ticket entitles you to a race bib, food, drink, music, and a wonderful run through Athens historic Oconee River District! Click here for more information:

May 14

65th Air Force Anniversary 5K and Half Marathon

65th Air Force Anniversary 5K and Half Marathon

65th Air Force Anniversary 5K and Half Marathon

I love feedback on my website!  It lets me know that at least people are reading this and have an interest.  I received a request from Tia Pike to add here event to my race calendar.  I wanted to not only express my appreciation to Tia for her request to ad to the site, but also encourage others to add their events to my calendar.  So – to make this “official” if you leave feedback or drop me a note, I will not only add your event to my calendar, but also build a blog post to describe the event.  Please leave a link or enough info for me and I will post your event.  Thanks Tia!

This race is for the 65th Air Force Anniversary and takes place at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins.  Both races begin at the Museum of Aviation. The 5k is a flat, paved course. Water will be available at the start/finish and the halfway mark. The half-marathon will be a combination of paved roads and shaded, dirt trails. Plenty of hydration stations will be in place along the route.

For detailed information about this race and to register, please visit their website at:

Mar 15

2012 Peachtree Road Race Registration Open

Finish line of the Peachtree Road Race

Finish line of the Peachtree Road Race

Registration is now open for the 43rd annual Peachtree Road Race. This is the largest 10k race in the world and there are 60,000 slots available. The course starts at Lenox mall and takes you through Buckhead, past Piedmont Hospital, through Midtown and ends in Piedmont park. Registration does not guarantee you a spot this year and runs through March 22nd. You will be entered into a “lottery” to get your number, so good luck to everyone! I hope to see you there!

Click Here for Registration:

Feb 13

Vickery Creek

Vickery Creek Running Trail Map

Vickery Creek Running Trail Map

Vickery Creek is one of the largest parks in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area group of parks. It is a huge park (about 254 acres) and had lots of trails. Some are pretty steep hills, most are single-track, but there are trails where you can run side-by-side as well. You can run for miles out here without seeing anyone. It seems that most people just don’t run here compared to the other parks.

Vickery Creek can be a fun place to run – if you know where you’re going. I went over here without reviewing the trail maps and ended up going down a trail that was closed. Instead of turning back, I decided to try to go around the closed area and ended up hiking through the woods for a while. Climbing up hills covered in foliage does not make for a fun time. Fortunately, I made it back onto the path and kept on going.

Big Creeks winds through the park as well.  As you run through, you will see lots of vantage points to stop and admire the view.  There is a dam  that is really cool – make sure to stop and check it out.  This also seems to be a “make-out” point for teenagers.  I seem to startle a couple of them every time I am running through.

I highly recommend Vickery Creek for nice, quiet trail runs with some hills and not a whole lot of traffic.

Click here for the official trail map: Vickery Creek – Official Trail Map


Rank: Difficult
Length: About 6 Miles Total
Surface: Natural / Dirt
Facilities: None
Water Fountains: None
Directions: From GA-400:

  • Take exit 7 for Ga. 140 (Holcomb Bridge Road)
  • Turn WEST onto Ga. 140 East (Holcomb Bridge Road), go 0.2 mile
  • Turn LEFT at Dogwood Road, go 1.0 miles
  • Continue STRAIGHT on Riverside Road, go 1.0 mile
  • Turn RIGHT at park entrance

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