One of Atlanta’s greatest traditions, in my humble opinion, is the Peachtree Road Race.
The world’s second largest 10K race, that takes place on the 4th of July every year. You run down Peachtree Road with 59,999 of your closest runner friends and celebrate with lots of food and music both along the race and at the finish line.
Paul and I have run the race every year since 2008, but this year I sat on the sidelines and watched. I was pretty bummed that I wouldn’t be running in my fifth straight Peachtree Road Race, but I decided to play it safe since we have a little one on board.
I camped out at the last 0.2 mile stretch of the race, and enjoyed myself quite a bit. I’ve never been able to see the leaders of the race, so I really loved that.
These guys amaze me. They make it look so easy (click for a larger view).
And luckily, I didn’t have to wait too long for Paul (the one in the blue tank top), he was in the first time group and is pretty fast too.
Congrats to all the Peachtree Road Race finishers! I’ll be back running with you all next year – can’t wait!