my personal favorite running resources!


Atlanta Track Club

The Atlanta Track Club is a member-based organization centered around running that delivers world-class events, training programs and community outreach activities to the Metro Atlanta Area. 

I am a member of the Atlanta Track Club and find it invaluable. Through volunteering and participating in events, I have gained so much knowledge about running while being pushed to make even better strides! 

All members of The Atlanta Track Club automatically get registration for the AJC Peachtree Road Race, The world's largest 10K race right here in Atlanta, GA!

Our local Olympian, Jeff Galloway!

I recently completed my first full marathon thanks to Jeff Galloway's Run/Walk/Run Method! Jeff Galloway is Atlanta's own American Olympian and the author of Galloway's Book on Running. A lifetime runner, Galloway was an All-American collegiate athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team in the 10,000 meters. He remains a competitive athlete, continuing through a successful masters running career!

Rock 'n' Roll Series

I have had the opportunity to run four Rock 'n' Roll half marathons in three different cities and I love this series! Not only is the race fun, it is extremely safe with well thought out courses! 

For over 20 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams and more. Our focus to deliver best-in-class running events, where music is core and our community encourages participants to feel like they are something bigger than themselves. We promise to bring more music, better runner support, improved technology, and more community engagement to every event, every step of the way.

Waterdrop Dash 5K

The Waterdrop Dash 5K  is a beautiful + flat course along the Chattahoochee River. I have participated in this race multiple times and ran it when it was the Chattahoochee Challenge 10K and love running in this area! The post-race Water Festival is full of giveaways, activities and face painting from our local water utilities and sponsors. This is a perfect race for beginner runners!  #WaterDropDash

PNC Atlanta 10 miler

I love the PNC Atlanta 10 miler!  I have raced in this event for four consecutive years and look forward to it every October. It's a scenic course through Atlanta, well organized with a fantastic crowd! I look forward to running it once again this year!

Publix Atlanta Marathon

I was fortunate enough for the Publix Atlanta Marathon to be my very first full marathon and I loved it! It was a beautiful course, plenty of hydration stations and challenging! 

Great news for 2020! The race has been pushed up to March 1 which makes a huge difference for allergy sufferers like me! I will be back!

local resources


Big Peach Running Co

Big Peach Running Co. is a locally owned and operated retailer serving the needs of metropolitan Atlanta’s ever-growing community of runners and walkers. It is for everyone interested in a pedestrian-active lifestyle. 

The Big Peach carries a wide range of footwear, apparel and accessories from the leading manufacturers to meet all of your needs and wishes. Our entire staff, embraces the lifestyle we promote and ensures that every aspect of your fitness routine is properly addressed.


Olympian Jeff Galloway founded Phidippides in 1975 with the goal of providing a home for the running community. Independent from day one, Phidippides maintains Jeff’s vision today by providing the community with the most knowledgeable staff, best service, and unique events throughout the year. 

Natural Strides

Natural Strides is the first retail location in the Southeast dedicated to Natural Running and Walking. The store is built on the owners’ beliefs that running is the most natural form of movement, and that to harness its power is the key to wellness: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Products and instruction will be centered around the concepts of balance and minimalism.

West Stride

West Stride is a locally-owned specialty running store that is managed and staffed by people who love to run, walk and be active. Founded in 2008 by local runner Genie Beaver, the store’s main goal is to serve the Atlanta running and fitness community by providing quality products, expert service and a welcoming atmosphere.

West Stride is also one of the few, if not only stores around metro Atlanta to carry Newton Running shoes!

Road Runner Sports

Road Runner Sports is a family owned running specialty store that has been around since 1983 with locations all across Metro Atlanta!

Newton Running

Newton Running Shoes are designed to lean into your natural running style with a midfoot strike.

All things running



I love Mizuno! Not only are they local, quality is fantastic! I have several running shirts from Mizuno and the quality is fantastic. Nothing shrinks or fades. I love the shoes as well! 

Living with a Seal

Serial Entrepreneur and ultramarathoner Jesse Izler lives with a Navy Seal for 30 days and shares his experience in Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet 

Hoka One

My husband is hooked on Hoka One! Hoka is the official partner of the Ironman Series.


I started running with a Garmin Fenix 5S Plus watch in December and it has been a game changer for me! I can now track my progress, my runs and listen to music on the go thanks to Garmin's partnership with Spotify!


Listening to music powers my runs and I couldn't do it without my Bose SoundSport headphones! Great sound, water resistant and best of all, the comfort of knowing that Bose stands behinds its' products with no questions asked. Customer service at its' best.


I love that Adidas Running has opened up Its First U.S.-Based Robotic Manufacturing Speedfactory In Georgia right here in Cherokee County!