Latest reviews by Kristin

(2018)
"The largest race in USA!"
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To begin I want to say this was my first Peachtree Road Race!

The expo is phenomenal. There were so many awesome samples and booths to prepare you for the big race.

The day of the race is kind of hectic to get into the city. I would recommend staying in a hotel in the city if possible, but for me since I live on the outskirts of the city I just used MARTA which is Atlanta's subway. However, the race organizers and the city of Atlanta were extremely prepared for the 60,000 people that would be entering the city.
When you register for the race you use a previous applicable race time to be placed in a wave. I was in L. I realized that the further back you are there are more people so it's a little harder to maneuver around slower runners.
There were plenty of water stations through the entire course, and the kind spectators often hand out water or beer to runners as they go. There are also tons of sprinklers along the road that help cool you off. The local radio stations and restaurants put up tents and pass out food to encourage runners to the finish.
When you cross the finish line you are giving some ice cold water, a cold towel, a box of goodies from whole foods, and above all else the coveted tshirt. The peachtree tshirt is a spectacle in itself. They hold a contest 6 months in advance where people can submit a design for the race. They reveal the top 5 designs and then the day of the race when you finish you get your tshirt. The winning design is kept a secret until the first person crosses the finish line.
The Atlanta track club also hosts an after party for its members which include breakfast and beer.
All in all I will definitely be doing this again. Especially next year for the 50th anniversary. So come one come all and celebrate our freedom with this amazing race and 60,000 of your closest friends.

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(2018)
"Home Run"
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This was my first year running the Braves Country 5k as I am new to running. I had a blast!
The tshirts are high quality! They are nice mizuno tech shirts although the design wasnt the best... but the shirt is great!
The scenery of the run is typical for being in the city. It's a road race and you run around Circle 75 which is on the outside of SunTrust Park. There are quite a few hills, but it's good training if you plan to run the Peachtree. The best part is you end the race running on the field! You are being filmed and it's being shown on the big screen.
When you cross the finish line you are given cold waters and this year they gave you bagels and popcorn. You are also given a ticket to see a Braves baseball game...and come on who doesn't love baseball?!

I will definitely be running this one again!

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(2018)
"Bring your 4 legged baby"
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This race is fun. Its held at Brook Run park in Dunwoody. The scenery of the park is beautiful! It's not that difficult either. What I really liked about this one is that the proceeds benefit Angel's Among Us Pet Rescue. They also encourage you to bring your 4 legged babies to run with you!
The swag bags include: a tshirt, some snacks for the humans, and some treats for the dogs. They also have booths set up for information for vets, local dog bakeries, and clothing for dogs.
Everyone is really kind and they want you to feel at home when you run this race.

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(2018)
"Rain rain go away"
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I signed up to run the Hot Chocolate 15k this year. I was very excited to do it. However I ended up not being able to run it due to weather.
The expo was wonderful. It was organized and there were a ton of vendors. The swag bags were pretty cool. I love the pullover that you get. It is comfortable. The vendors were very informative and wanted to help in any way possible.
I was upset that I didn't get to run the race however because of a huge storm that was rolling through. The roads became flooded which made it impossible to get into town. They did not post updates on Facebook which was saddening.

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