I have not been in a race/walk in a few years so this one looked like a fun one to do which includes runners & walkers doing a 5k (3.1 miles)wearing ugly sweaters. It's a Christmas themed race around Atlanta streets & Piedmont Park on Dec 14. After every mile there is a station to get hot chocolate and view Christmas scenery along the route. Registration for team members is $5 less ($34) as opposed to $39 for individual members. Kids 8 and under are free and don't have to be registered.
I figured this would be a good way for some of us to tighten up before the holidays by maybe having a few workout dates & practice walks/runs to prepare. Or for those of us that are just in shape just have a little fun for a good cause. Toys for Tots. Every participant is asked to bring a new toy and put it under our giant inflatable Christmas tree
Who is interested? Note I did notice that the spots are filling up quickly so don't think too long if you really want to do this.
Here is a summary from the event page describing the race/walk
If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider. All you have to do is register online to join in the fun. All kids 8 and under are free, so don’t worry about registering them online!
The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets and through parks depending on the city. The start line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. You can ditch that Gatorade because you’ll be able to replenish those electrolytes at the good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate station on the course.
After you’ve completed your run, join us at the post run festivities. This holiday 5k has everything your five-year old self would want with a few perks of adulthood. So after the race, take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy and celebrate your run with two free Sam Adams beer choices and other holiday goodies. Awards for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, worst sweater, best sweater will follow the race.
Here is to join our group's team on the race website. Our group name is ATL Social-Event Exotic Group:
Step 1 To register with the group and get the $5 discount you must select the group name "ATL Social/Event Exotic group" if it doesn't already come up as the team name when you click on the link above. This link will get you $5 off but if you opt to share it on Facebook it will save you another $5 for a total of $10 off your ticket price.
Step 2 Once you have paid then come back and RSVP on the Meetup site and answer ALL 4 questions to let me know what name you registered under and other pertinent info and I will put you on the list to contact you about workout and walk/run practice dates that I plan for the group: