What’s greener than running 26.2 miles around metro Atlanta and Decatur?

Cruger, Jenny, and Kimberly running beside the Parks on Ponce de Leon in the 2008 ING Georgia Marathon

Cruger, Jenny, and Kimberly running beside the Parks on Ponce de Leon in the 2008 ING Georgia Marathon

Probably a lot, actually, but I’ll be doing my part to leave the car at home and take to the Atlanta streets this Sunday morning, along with 15,000 other runners and walkers! The wee hours of March 29th, 2009 will usher in the third annual ING Georgia Marathon and, while this is exciting for thousands of runners and spectators, running 26.2 miles isn’t always convenient. Which is why I’ve provided links to the list of road closures as well as the course map for ING Georgia Marathon.

The marathon and half-marathon run through some of Atlanta’s most beautiful and historic intown neighborhoods as well as Piedmont Park! And all along the course, Atlanta and Decatur residents come out to cheer on runners. ING coordinates special Cheering Zones to encourage neighborhoods to show their support and pride – and compete for prize money to fund fitness programs in their own communities. The three prizes award $5,000, $2,500, and $1,250 to the most enthusiastic organizations.

The following Atlanta and Decatur neighborhoods participated last year, so if you live in these areas, look for them to possibly be out there again!

Mile

Sponsoring Organization

Location

0.5

Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association Marietta St @ Broad St

4

NPU-M/Fourth Ward Neighbors Association Randolph @ Edgewood

5

NPU-N/Inman Park Neighborhood Association Euclid @ Hurt

6.5

Poncey-Highland Neighborhood Association Freedom Pkway @ N. Highland

8

Candler Park Neighborhood Association Candler Park Dr @ McLendon

12.5

City of Decatur Fellini’s Pizza on Commerce

16

Druid Hills Civic Association N. Decatur @ Dowman

21.5

Atkins Park & Virginia-Highland Neighborhood Associations Virginia Avenue @ Park Drive

And see you on Sunday!!!

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One Response to “What’s greener than running 26.2 miles around metro Atlanta and Decatur?”
  1. Denise says:

    Good luck on Sunday! Did you decide on a costume?

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