Kicking off Spring with a light 5k around East Atlanta is the perfect way to welcome the warm days of the South. The second annual “Run Before You Crawl” race is not like any other you will run this year. No sir. This might be your standard 5k (3.2 miles) run, but at the end of this race, you switch over to a pub crawl at around 10:30am (Ask yourself, “what would Jimmy Buffet do?”.) The race will attract a few beer guzzlers and whiskey downers, which would lead one to believe that this is not one of those “serious” races for “serious” runners. It is very much a fun race, and one that will draw in people that love to exercise and enjoy a few refreshing brews.
Most races begin at the crack of dawn. Realizing the nature of the race, the creators of this event pushed back the starting pistol to 9am. The crawl begins at 10:30am, so there is plenty of time to run for time and relax, or make your way through the course at your own pace in order to time your first before immediately after you cross the finish line. This race is almost 100% downhill, so feel free to run, jog, walk, or roll down to your first refreshment of the day.
Not in the running mood? You can sign up for the race or the pub crawl individually if you would like. Registration is easy, and there are a few different ways to sign up. You can visit Big Peach, one of the sponsors, and register in person, or register online.
Here are the details for this happening:
When? April 9th, 2011 at 9am
Where? The race begins in Brownwood Park and ends in the heart of East Atlanta Village.
Why? You get to justify the extra beer calories because you just burned a few hundred at the beginning of the day! The proceeds will also go to the East Atlanta Village to help make it a safer place to shop, eat, and sip on spirits.
We hope to see you out there to support your local shops and watering holes. It’s a great way to start off the day, especially if you plan on heading to Turner Field to cheer on the Atlanta Braves on their home opening weekend.
Are you heading out to the race? Drop a line and let us know in the comment box below!