5K #5 January 21, 2013: Georgia, Atlanta

5K #5 January 21, 2013: Georgia, Atlanta

It is Martin Luther King's birthday and an Atlanta 5K.
We were here in 2010 and are happy to be back.

Our hotel was near the 5K run site, Atlanta's Piedmont Park, and we walked over there about sunrise. 38 degrees but fortunately, little wind.

This is a wonderful mom and her kids at the packet pickup. The mom is running.

A little line dancing to warm up.

1476 runners competing.

At the start, runners dashed about 400 yards across an open field and then up a steep hill.

The rest of the route was primarily a run on the sidewalks in Piedmont Park.

After the finish.
All runners were given an MLK5K Drum Run shirt after the finish. I finished 210th out of 1476. Lots of drummers performed throughout the route.

I was slower than 5 nine year old boys and slower than about 30 teenage boys, but I was faster than all of the other men in my 60-64 age group, and I received the first place medal for that age group.

Atlanta and the MLK5K were both terrific.

Runs scheduled for February.

February 2: Arizona, Surprise (Spring Training home of the mighty Texas Rangers). The Desert Classic Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
February 3: New Mexico, Albuquerque. The Superbowl Run
February 23: North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 20th Annual Shamrock "N" Run 5K
February 24: Virginia, Williamsburg. 34th Annual Sentara Colonial Half Marathon & 5K

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