Atlanta features more than 35 running groups that meet weekly for runs around the city. Not only does Atlanta have one of the world’s largest 10K—The Peachtree Road Race—but you can find paved trails in a wide range of parks and quiet urban neighborhoods to log your miles.
Piedmont Park is located right in the center of Midtown. There are more than 5 miles of paved terrain to discover around the park, not to mention, it connects to the Atlanta Beltline at the southeast end of the park.
The Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail is a 2.25-mile paved section of flat running trail that leads through Midtown, Inman Park, and Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. For runners, you won’t have to worry about traffic stops that get in the way of your run, making the Beltline an easy choice for tempo runs and uninterrupted “tune out” runs.
In Alpharetta, the Big Creek Greenway is a popular destination for those training for longer road runs. The entire distance is 8-miles, and although it's paved, you are surrounded by woods on all sides.