Ah, springtime in Atlanta… when the number of awesome, fun, run-for-a-cause 5Ks can only be matched by the alarmingly high number in the pollen count. Seriously, if you’re looking to spend one – or all – of your Saturday mornings trucking 3.1 miles, chances are, you need look no farther than your neighborhood square. With so many races to choose from, the MamaBear 5K, 10K, and Cub Run caught my eye because… well, I’m a mama bear and I have cubs who like to run. (The race description also says “fast and flat” and I’m all about the “fast and flat” circuit.) I caught up with first-time race coordinator Beverly Sandel to find out a little more about what MamaBear means and why we should run this race.
Atlanta is so bustling with health and wellness events that it can be tough to keep up. But that’s why you’ve got us: Every week, we pore over hundreds of events to bring you each day’s top picks. This week, we suggest healthy Southern cooking, group runs with beer, an Atlanta Hawks 5K, and lots of other healthy shenanigans. Plan your week now and make it a great one.
Whether you insist that Valentine’s Day is a holiday devised to make money for the evil corporate overlords at Hallmark or you spend your entire day surrounded by rose petals and oversized plush puppies clutching hearts, one thing is for sure: Valentine’s Day 2015 is a great day to run in support of a worthy cause. It’ll do your heart good… no matter what your stance is on overpriced prix fixe dinners. Here are five ways to help a good cause and get some miles in at the same time. <3 <3 <3 >>
Even at this time of year, Atlanta has plenty of active, fun activities to keep you moving and burn off those holiday cookies. From festive 5Ks to family ice skating to a walk through the Botanical Garden’s holiday light spectacular, here are this week’s best events.