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Milledge Mile

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.

ARR Quarterly Newsletter: Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of the ARR Quarterly Newsletter is now live! This issue includes two race reports from opposite coasts, tips for running in rainy weather, two new team profiles, a book review, a recipe, and more.

If you are interested in getting involved as a writer/contributor, or if you have a great story idea, email managing editor Cathryn Quinn!

ARR Quarterly Newsletter: Spring 2018

Thanks for reading!

NEW Saturday routes for fall, and start time change coming October 28!

This Saturday, October 7, we will be starting NEW routes for the fall! Check out maps of our new 3 and 6 mile routes – we will have printed copy of the maps to pass out at each Saturday run.

Later this month, starting October 28, we will commence our later start time: Saturday runs will begin at 8:00 AM until late spring/early summer 2017, so mark your calendars for this change!

They’re here! Patriotic ARR shirts!

Stop by Fleet Feet Athens in Five Points this afternoon or tomorrow (Friday) to pick up your pre-ordered patriotic shirts! Those not picked up in the store will be brought to the Hendershot’s parking for pickup *before* Saturday’s group run, after which they will be back at Fleet Feet for pickup through the weekend and July 4th holiday.

Back by Popular Demand: Happy 4th of July

Athens Road Runner‘s

4th of July Shirts

$20.00 Pre-sale through Sunday, June  18, 2017.

Order forms and payment may be delivered to Athens Running Company, Fleet Feet Athens, or to Tino Johnson directly.  Shirt will be available for pickup after June 30, 2017.

 

Back by popular demand ARR patriotic shirts are on sale just in time for the 4th of July.  If you missed purchasing a shirt last year, you know how it feels to not have one of these shirts.  If you purchased a shirt last year, you know how AMAZING it was.  Regardless, you will want to purchase shirt this year for the first or second time.  With two really cool options you may want to purchase both.

For details or to complete an order form to deliver to Athens Running Company, Fleet Feet, or Tino Johnson click the following link: ARR 4th of July 2017 Specialty Shirt Order Form

Global Running Day Picnic – this Wednesday!

This Wednesday, June 7, is Global Running Day! To celebrate, we are having our annual potluck picnic! We have reserved shelter 2 at Memorial Park beginning at 5:30. We will go for a 3-mile run at ~6 PM. Afterward we will eat, drink (water and sports drinks provided), and celebrate the fellowship of running! Please bring a covered dish to share with the group.

See y’all there!

NEW Saturday routes for summer!

Happy National Doughnut Day, y’all! Make sure you carb up for our run tomorrow! We will meet at 7:15 AM in the Bottleworks parking lot behind Hendershot’s to run our *NEW* 3 and 6 mile routes. Come a few minutes early for announcements and to get maps of the new routes – they have lots of water fountain access for summer hydration. Stick around after for conversation and complimentary coffee from Hendershot’s (be sure to tip your barista!).

See y’all tomorrow!

Twilight 5K After Party: Sponsored by Athens Road Runners

Twilight!

One of the biggest weekends of the year in Athens is this weekend.

The Twilight 5K, will kicks off the weekend at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 29.  The 5K starts and finishes at the corner of Washington Avenue and Lumpkin Avenue in Downtown Athens, GA. This year, the inaugural post-race “Eggs & Kegs” party is sponsored by Athens Road Runners!

All 5K participants will receive breakfast from Biggums BBQ (including eggs, grits, and a biscuit) as well as a Terrapin beer (for participants 21+). Additional breakfast items and beer will be available for cash purchase. There will also be hot Jittery Joe’s coffee and water, and Clif Bar will be on site with product samples.

Awards will take place at 9:30 am on the steps of City Hall.

Online registration has closed, however if you are interested in running late registration will be available Friday night (6:00pm until 9:00pm) and Saturday morning (7:00am) in the lower level of the College Avenue Parking Deck.  If you are not up for the run but are interested in volunteering, your help is appreciated and you may sign up for to volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aeac2ca6fa7-twilight

Top 15 men and top 15 women in the Twilight 5K qualify to compete in the $1000 mile, which will take place Saturday evening at 6:45 pm.

Annual Holiday Party

Save the date for our ARR Holiday Party! On Saturday December 17th, we will gather at the home of Denise and Dan Horton for a potluck style party (815 Boulevard, Athens, GA). Please bring a dish to share and ARR will cover the drinks. Hope to see you all there!

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