Running in Georgia:
Events + Commentary
AmericanRunnerBlog.com is a blog about running in Georgia. By me, a pretentious over the hill old guy who still loves going the distance. Some of the races we’ll write about are Fun: like Atlanta’s Hot Chocolate 15K. Fast: like the marathon in Albany. Stupid: like the Sultry Savannah Swamp Run. Or Insane: Like the Hogpen Hill Climb or its little sister: the Bald Buster 5K, both near Helen.
I have primarily run marathon distance races, but in the last few years I have taken a greater interest in a greater variety of distances. Just not the 5K. I hate 5K races. God made some people very fast in short distances and I am not one of them. At the Polar Bear 5K sponsored by the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, my 22:01 in the 55 and over age group DID NOT EVEN PLACE!
I have some 50ish marathon distance runs including my COVID-era virtual Fantasy Daytona Beach Marathon in 2020 and Stone Mountain Invitational in 2021. I have finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in my age group in a number of races. I also finished last out of 15,000 runners in 2005 in San Francisco. The wife contests this noting there were 80 people behind me but who cares. I was so late in finishing the TV station was interviewing the dog who won the swim from Alcatraz Island, and no I am not making this up!
Here in Georgia I have run marathon and half marathon races in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah plus marathons or various distance races in Albany, Abbeville, Brunswick, Carrollton, Callaway Gardens, Georgia Tech, Eatonton, Helen, Marietta, Musella, Perry, Roswell, Vidalia, and Warner Robins Air Force Base.
We’re also dropping in some trail races to mix it up including some great trail runs near Atlanta.
Each month AmericanRunnerBlog.com will feature races of varying distances and difficulties under an “ABCD” (Atlanta, Best, Complete, Difficult) from our Georgia Race Calendar. We will sometimes add irreverent comments on the events as well as provide you with useful links.
I hope to also showcase running apparel and gear with an emphasis on Made in USA products.
This should be FUN!