Road Running in Atlanta, GA
About Atlanta Road Running
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.
Just steps from Piedmont Park, the paved Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail is a mecca for walkers, runners and cyclists. The trail is a total of 2.25 miles and takes you through Midtown, Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward.
This 3.14 mile loop around Atlanta's Georgia Tech campus is a very scenic and hilly run that offers a nice tour of the Georgia Tech campus and passes by all the school's athletic stadiums, Greek housing and the historic parts of campus. This is a great run in town, that many use to help prepare themselves for 5ks. Due to the hills, make sure to pace yourself, take it easy and enjoy the scenery!
A long run along the Big Creek Greenway makes for traffic-free running on a relatively flat paved trail that travels alongside the Big Creek.
This paved trail ribbons along Rottenwood Creek for an uninterrupted 4-mile out and back rolling hill run in Vinings. The run is ideal for a short, mellow nature run without the worry of typical trail terrain.
Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s iconic park. It is recognized by locals and visitors as one of the city’s treasures. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy activities ranging from road running to track work to swimming, and many other outdoor recreation activities.
A rolling run through Olmstead Linear Park leads you on a smooth, paved path from Midtown toward Decatur. You’ll run across oak-filled meadows and over modest grassy knolls for a four-mile run.
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