By Erin Cotter
Lace up your sneakers for the Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon in Atlanta on October 7. The race will start at 7 a.m. at Town Brookhaven on 4330 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta GA 30319. All runners must reach the start location at Town Brookhaven by the specified time or they will have to utilize the race transportation.
If you are a first-timer looking for an easier course, try the Karhu 5K, which is walker friendly, and begins at the same time as the 13.1 marathon race. This 5K course will be open for 3 hours and 30 minutes. So if you are walking, there is no reason to be intimidated by those 13.1 marathon runners.
Runners and walks should be aware of the weather and make sure to drink plenty of water to help ward off heat exhaustion. If you’re looking for a prize to take home to show off your hard work, besides crossing that finish line, all runners who finish the half marathon will receive their very own finisher’s medal.
Check out the Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 marathon training programs available for people of all fitness levels to work up to finishing the race.
To register, for the Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 marathon at the website: www.131marathon.com/atlanta