Deep in the heart of winter, we must be eager to get outside. A press release yesterday from organizers of the ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon said race registration is 20 percent higher this year than it was at this time last year.
The March 21 races take 18,000 runners past Atlanta landmarks and through neighborhoods like the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland and Midtown. (For those looking for a lighter race, the Publix 5K and Kids Fun Run is March 21 in Grant Park.)
And that’s not the only thing happening March 21: that same day, online registration for the AJC Peachtree Road Race opens at 1 p.m., open to 45,000 runners. Another 10,000 runners will be randomly selected from all applications, including the paper ones printed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on March 28. We’re already starting to hear about some changes to the 2010 Peachtree race, including the news that start assignments will be performance based. (And if you’re looking for yet another shorter race, registration is open for March 27 Atlanta Women’s 5K.)
Want to go?