May 20: Marigold 10K – No Saturday Group Run

We will not have an organized group run this Saturday. We will all be at Pittard Park in Winterville for the Marigold 10k! Marigold is organized by our club and is a flat and fast USTAF certified Peachtree qualifier.

There are still multiple opportunities to register for this awesome race. Packet Pickup is at Fleet Feet Sports Athens TODAY (Friday, May 19), from 4:00-7:00pm. You can register for the race during that time! If you stop by Fleet Feet on Friday to register or pick up your bib early, you can also enter the raffle drawing! We will be drawing 3 names to receive a $50 Fleet Feet gift card – winners will be announced on Saturday after the race!
We will also have race day registration starting at 6:30am at Pittard Park at the picnic pavilion.

Hope to see you all racing, volunteering, and cheering on our participants!

Saturday Morning Group Run Time Change


The Saturday Morning Group Run start time will move to 7:15 AM this Saturday, April 29, 2017. If you forget and show up at 8:00 AM, that is absolutely fine, you may have time to run up to the corner of Washington Avenue and Lumpkin Avenue and register for the Twilight 5K.  This year’s race includes the inaugural post race part, sponsored by the Athens Road Runners.

See the links below for full details on our current routes:

3 Mile Route                    6 Mile Route

Group runs begin and end in the parking lot of the Bottle Works in downtown Athens, GA. Thank you to Hendershot’s Coffee for their continued support of the Athens Road Runners. Join us, inside Hendershot’s, for coffee after each group run.  Be sure to thank the staff and tip your barista.

Sit on the Hendershot’s front patio after this Saturday’s (April 29, 2017) morning group run and cheer on everyone racing in the Twilight 5K.

Twilight 5K After Party: Sponsored by Athens Road Runners


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:

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.

Trail Series – Oconee Forest Park

2017 Athens Road Runner Trail Series: Part 2

This month’s run will take place on Wednesday, April 26th.  We will run a 3-4 miles of trail around Lake Herrick at Oconee Forest Park located at College Station Road and Alumni Drive, Athens, GA, 30607.  Please park at the back of the park.  Follow Alumni Drive until it dead ends near the UGA Redcoat Marching Band practice filed.  Additional parking is available in the lower lots between the tennis courts and the band practice field.  We will meet at the trail head/entrance just beside the gravel lot at the end of Alumni Drive.  Runners will take off around 6:00 PM.  We hope to see you there!

Road Runner Spotlight: April Birthdays

Image result for runner birthday messageThe following Road Runners


into the world

during the month of April


Michael Jarrett

Emily Demoss

Seth Hendershot

Jamie Jarrett

Beth Lowery

Ken Sherman

Cheyenne Pinnow

Dianna Monroe

Dan DeLamater

Sally Kirklewski

Brian Young

Jim Poole

Justin Ingels

Stephen Wooten

Tammy Gilland

Claude Ray

Brent Beall

Javier Bueno

Ramsey Steiner

Gilly Francis

Sherrie Gibney-Sherman

Stacey Hilliard

Cindi Ward

Renee Jackson

Happy Birthday Everyone

Saturday Group Run – April/May 2017

Lace Up, and put a little “SPRING” in your stride!

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and flowers are in bloom. The welcomed signs of spring give us an opportunity to hit the road and enjoy our Saturday group runs even more. As we enter into the first full month of spring, our 3 & 6 mile course will change the first Saturday in April. See the links below for full details on our new routes:

3 Mile Route                    6 Mile Route

Group runs begin and end in the parking lot of the Bottle Works in downtown Athens, GA. Current start time is 8:00AM every Saturday. Thank you to Hendershot’s Coffee for their continued support of the Athens Road Runners.

Join us, inside Hendershot’s, for coffee after each group run.  Be sure to thank the staff and tip your barista.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Group run start time will switch from 8:00AM to 7:15AM beginning Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trail Series – South Jackson Elementary School

The 2017 edition of the Athens Road Runner trail series kicks off today

Image result for trail running seriesJoin us for the first trail run of our 2017 series!

Each group run starts at various trails in the Athens area on the last Wednesday of the month. This series will run throughout the Spring and Summer.

This month we will run a 3-4 miles trail at South Jackson Elementary located at 1630 New Kings Bridge Rd, Athens, GA, 30607.

Hope to see you there!

Reintroducing the ARR Quarterly Newsletter!

Long-time members of Athens Road Runners may recall that the club previously had quarterly newsletter that featured stories about our fantastic community and its members, as well as issues that affect us as runners. This year, we are bringing it back! Please read and enjoy the first new issue of the re-launched newsletter! 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: February 2017

Thanks for reading!

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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