Run/Walks to be held on four different sections of the Atlanta BeltLine
Runners, walkers, rollers and strollers will have a weekly opportunity to exercise and socialize on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2020. Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta Track Club are expanding their collaboration next year to bring free weekly group run/walks to four different sections of the popular multi-use trail.
Beginning January 2, 2020, Run. Walk. Go! Club group runs will rotate weekly between the Eastside, Westside, Southside and Northside Atlanta BeltLine trails. Runners and walkers will gather at the following locations:
- 1st Thursday of the Month: Eastside Trail, New Realm Brewing
- 2nd Thursday of the Month: Westside Trail, Monday Night Garage or Lean Draft House
- 3rd Thursday of the Month: Southside Trail, Eventide Brewing
- 4th Thursday of the Month: Northside Trail, Black Bear Tavern
Gatherings begin at 6:30 p.m. with two to four mile run/walks beginning at 6:45 p.m. The routes will be designed and the runs guided by staff and volunteers from Atlanta Track Club and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Following the run/walk, participants will enjoy food and beer specials as well as raffle prizes like free race entries, Atlanta Track Club apparel and Atlanta BeltLine merchandise.
“We are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our popular Run.Walk.Go! race series by expanding our run club program in partnership with Atlanta Track Club,” said Rob Brawner, Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. “ATC is a valued health and fitness partner and we look forward to working with them in 2020 to provide even more opportunities for Atlanta’s running community to get out and active on the Atlanta BeltLine.”
“The expansion and accessibility of the BeltLine is a big part of why Atlanta is Running City USA,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director. “We are excited to be able to facilitate these opportunities for runners and walkers to catch up with training partners, meet new friends and explore the various sections of the best rails-to-trails development happening anywhere in the country.”
The weekly group run/walks are free and open to people of all ages and abilities. Information on routes, locations and weather interruptions will be posted on the Run.Walk.Go! Club Facebook Event page. In months where there are five Thursdays, there will not be a fifth weekly meetup.