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Summer run times in effect

Saturday hours for the summer runs are now in effect.

Meet us Saturdays at 7:15 a.m. for 3 and 6 mile routes.

May/June routes:

3 mile:
6 mile:

Maps and turn-by-turn directions are provided each week.

Meet in the parking lot on the corner of Meigs and Newton Streets. Afterwards the group enjoys coffee at Hendershot’s in the Bottleworks on Prince.

Milledge Mile 2018

Athens Road Runners is hosting a new race—the Milledge Mile, a one-mile race down Milledge Avenue.

When: Sept. 8, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Starts at Milledge and Dearing, straight down Milledge Ave. and ends at Five Points.

Race will be in 5 timed waves, based on predicted finish, with time clocks every 1/4 mile for splits. First wave will start at 7:30 a.m., with waves every 15 minutes. Waves: 5 and under, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8 and over

Registration: $25 through July 31; $30 Aug. 1 until Active registration closes Sept. 5 at midnight.

Registration: Sign up on Active or mail this form in.

T-shirts: Guaranteed for runners registered by Aug. 19.

Awards: Overall and top age group awards.

Overall and top age group awards. CASH prizes to top 3 Male and Female ($500, $250, $100) plus $500 bonus for first male/female to break 4:00 / 4:30 respectively.

Corporate sponsor: Zaxby’s

Quarter mile sponsors: Oconee State Bank, Creature Comforts and Waddell Realty Group

Will run for beer: Every of-age runner can get a Creature Comforts beer after the race at The Pine.

Please come out to run this race (free trainings Wednesdays at 5:30 a.m. at UGA track), help volunteer or cheer the runners on.

We want to make Milledge Mile a signature Athens Road Runners event—like AthHalf or Peachtree—but ours. There aren’t a lot of mile races, so we hope to make this race something special.

Parking update

If you park in the Bottleworks lot for the Saturday morning group run, please be sure to register your car at the kiosk (first 90 minutes free); otherwise, please park on the street, or in front of the Flagpole building across from the Grit (exercise caution crossing Prince).

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