Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Big Peach Running Co
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Bonnie Gartley about the Atlanta based Big Peach Running Co.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Hi Bonnie! Who are you?
I'm the Social Media Manager for Big Peach Running Co.
Tell us a bit about the Big Peach Running Co history
Big Peach Running Co. opened its first location in Brookhaven in 2004 to help folks find quality running and walking shoes with top-notch customer service. We wanted to take the guess work out of which shoe is right for you. Since then we've added six more locations in Midtown Atlanta, Alpharetta, Decatur, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Suwanee. We're committed to to having fun while making our city a better place for runners!
Nice! what sort of runners typically run with the group?
We have runners who have just started running all the way up to ultra runners at weekly group runs. Our mid-week runs offer distances from 2-6 miles for all different paces, while our Saturday long runs help those training for longer distances. Our Midtown Atlanta location even offers a weekly speed workout tailored to each individual runner's ability. We leave no runner behind!
Where/when do you usually meet and run?
Midtown Atlanta - Tuesday 6:30 pm, Wednesday 6:30 am, Saturday 7:30 am
Alpharetta - Monday, Wednesday 6:30 pm
Brookhaven - Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 pm
Decatur - Tuesday 6:30 pm, Thursday 6:30 pm, Saturday 7:30 am
Kennesaw - Tuesday 6:30 pm
Marietta - Tuesday 6:30 pm
Suwanee - Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 pm
Any cost to be a member/join?
All of our group runs are free of charge!
Is the Big Peach Running Co affiliated with any events?
AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Half, Hotlanta Half-Marathon, Tortoise & The Hare Race Series, Dirty Spokes Trail Series, Atlanta BeltLine Go.Walk.Run! Race Series, Possum Trot, Water Drop Dash, and the Big Peach Sizzler 10K
Where are your favourite spots to run in/around Atlanta?
With so many great options in Atlanta it's hard to come up with just one. We have the BeltLine (make sure you check out the art work!) in Atlanta as well as new paved trails in Brookhaven, Greenways in Alpharetta and Suwanee, as well as great trails just outside of the city. If you're a trail runner make sure you check out Kennesaw Mountain, Stone Mountain, or the Cochran Shoals trail system along the Chattahoochee River.
Do you personally have any favourite local races?
We're big fans of any race that get folks out and moving whether it's one of our race partners or a small local races. You can find us out an running almost every weekend of the year.
Anything else that we should know?
Atlanta has an incredible running community and we feel incredibly privileged to be a part of it. Stop by one of our group runs and say hi or check out some of our weekly events and clinics. We're hear to serve you!
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Find more runs around Atlanta
Looking for runs in and around Atlanta? The RunGuides Atlanta race calendar can help you find upcoming runs and running races in the area - www.runguides.com/atlanta/runs