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IN THIS ISSUE

1. This Weekend's Races
2. Fun In-Store
3. New Race News
4. Packet Pick Up
5. Save Money

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With spring-like temperatures forecasted all week, and so many fun and interesting clinics, events, and races…grab a friend, head outside, and get on your feet!


This Weekend's Races
We ended in-store registration for Dirty Spokes Productions Heritage Park 8 MileTrail Race this Saturday, but on line registration remains open through February 2, and you may sign up on race day.  The race takes place in Watkinsville, GA, and offers a little bit of everything: single track, double track, roots, rocks, creek crossings…you know…fun!  The next race in the series is on March 17.   Runnin’ The Rocks 10K/5K takes place in Conyers at the International Horse Park. The race starts in an open area required for spacing, and then takes you into the woods. From Tim with Dirty Spokes Productions, “The terrain is rolling hills, single track, double track along with technical sections and creek crossings (about 2–3 feet wide ⁄ 2–3 inches deep). The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´.”  You can sign up for this, or any race in the series at all BPRC locations.  And…if you purchase a pair of Montrail shoes, you will receive a free entry to the DSP race of your choice.
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If you prefer road races, check out Saturday’s Run For The Son in Powder Springs presented by Burnt Hickory Baptist Church.  We’ve been asked to shut down in-store registration, but online remains open, and race day is available.  This neighborhood race starts and finishes at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church and offers a scenic rolling loop.  There’s also a 1 mile fun run for the kiddies.  Awards for 6 age groups plus a Clyedsdale division for the gents weighing in at 200lbs or more. The post-race fun offers up a colorful long sleeve cotton T, plenty of food and drink, and an unlimited supply of fun.  Proceeds benefit the BHBC Student Ministry Summer Mission Program and the Eric Petty Memorial Graduation Scholarship Fund.

Fun In-Store
Are you curious about those calf compression sleeves you see so many runners wearing? Join us at BPRC Marietta on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8:00am for a fun, and informative morning.   We start with a casual 2-3 mile run/walk around the neighborhood, as you test drive (if you so chose) calf compression sleeves from 110%.  After the run, the folks from 110% will slip a thermal ice pack into the pocket on the compression sleeves.  Then sit and relax as you learn what compression & ice can do for you.  
Buy a pair of 110% calf sleeves, or wear yours to the event, and you’ll get extra replacement ice free. ($15 value.)

The Details:
What: 110% Demo Run
When: Saturday, February 4, 8:00am

Where: BPRC 1062 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, 770.579.0444
Register Now!

This event is free and open to runners and walkers of all abilities.
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Kyle O’Day, founder of Continuum Sports Solutions is coming to BPRC Alpharetta on Saturday, February 4 to talk about running efficiently.  Kyle is an expert in correcting running form, improving running efficiency, and resolving long-term chronic injuries.  After his talk, Danielle with the Publix Georgia Marathon will say hi, talk a bit about this year’s race, raffle off a free entry, and offer a special discount rate if you sign up during the event.  Finally, Nate from Karhu, offers up the chance to take a pair of their shoes out for a test drive.   He’ll briefly chat about the technology their footwear has to offer.  Then...head out and run!  We have maps for short and long distances, so you can get your weekend long training done.  After your run, enjoy breakfast provided by Publix to round out the morning.  We’ve got some cool giveaways too, so spend some time with our Alpharetta crew.  (Not running this race? No problem!  Everyone will find the information at this clinic interesting and helpful.)

The Details:
What: Run More Efficiently

When: Saturday, February 4, 8:00am

Where: BPRC 5530 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta 30004 678.739.4616

Register Now!

This event is free for runners and walkers of all abilities.

New Race News
Just added to the list of races you can register for at Big Peach, is the 10th Annual Spring Chicken Run: A Race Against Hunger.  You have a choice of a 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run, 1 Mile “Spirit Walk’” and Tot Trot for the 5 and under set.  This great event takes place March 24th in Powder Springs, and raises funds for C.A.M.P. – Christian Aid Mission Partnership.  If you can’t make it race day, but would like to help fight hunger, you can also register as a “Phantom Runner,” and collect a cool looking T-shirt for your donation.  In store registration is available at Marietta and Kennesaw locations only.
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We are also offering in-store registration at all BPRC locations for 2nd Annual Run For The Rescues 5K and Fun Run taking place on March 24 at beautiful Suwanee Town Center Park. (Our store is at that park!)  Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs, or as the organizers say, “Strut Your Mutt,”  as the race benefits homeless pets.  Not only is there a great finisher’s T-shirt, your 4-legged running partner will receive a bandana for taking part in the fun. Big post-race party includes, give-aways, pet adoption, food & drink, as well as lots of vendors with items for you and your canine pal.

Packet Pick Up
If you are signed up for the sold out Red Top Rumble taking place on Sunday, February 5, we can help you save time on race day.  Stop by BPRC Kennesaw on Friday, February 3 from 4:00pm-8:00pm to pick up your race packet.  Good luck trail runners!


Coming soon:

  • Packet Pick up for the Chattahoochee Challenge 10K, Friday, February 10 from 11:00am-7:00pm at BPRC Marietta.  In-store registration continues all this week for this super fast, super fun race benefiting the Chattahoochee Nature Center.
  • We are also hosting packet pick up for Cupid’s Undie Run on February 10th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at BPRC Atlanta.  We do not have in-store registration for this 1.5 mile run benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation, but wanted to be part of the fun.  Let’s hope the warm weather sticks around for this event on Feb. 11.  (We can hook you up with gloves, hats, warm socks, and other accessories to keep you warm while you trot in your skivvies.)
  • On February 23 from 4:00pm-8:00pm in BPRC Atlanta, we’re offering race packet pick up for the Augusta Half Marathon, running on the 23rd of this month.  While we do not have in-store registration available, we wanted to make things easier for those of you heading to Augusta to do 13.1 miles.
  • Finally, on February 24 in BPRC Atlanta from 11:00am-7:00pm, we’re offering packet pick up for the Charles Harris Run For Leukemia 10K.  We continue to accept in-store registration for this fast Peachtree qualifier for the next few weeks.  Proceeds benefit leukemia research at Emory University.

Save Money

Registration fees increasing February 1st for the Locomotive Half Marathon running on February 19. (No increase for the 5K) Also don't forget to use the code PEACHYRUNSLOCO to save an additional $5.00.

Rates are also going up on February 1st for the Southern Odessy Relay Run Adventure coming up in October.  Team captains registering in person at any BPRC receive a $25 gift card.


Get on your feet, and...
May Your BEST Miles Be Those Covered On Foot!

      Good Form Running

There's still space available for our next session of Good Form Running!

We limit space to 15 participants to ensure you get the best training experience possible. Our coaches will teach you about the four principles of Good Form Running: Posture, Cadence, Midfoot, Lean.  Your coach will video your running during the classes to help with your progress, and provide tips and tricks to help make you a stronger runner.

The course is only $60 for 4-hours of great information spread over two 2-hour sessions from 8:00-10:00am.

Feb. 4 & 18 in Atlanta & Alpharetta.
Feb. 11 & 25 in Marietta, Suwanee, & Kennesaw.
(Sorry, no session in Decatur this time.)
Register Now!


In-store registration continues for:
Dirty Spokes Productions Trail Race Series Next up: Feb. 4 - Heritage Park 8 miler, Watkinsville, GA. Buy a pair of Montrail shoes, and get a free entry to any Dirty Spokes race. (While supplies last.)
Feb. 11 - Chattahoochee Challenge 10K benefiting Chattahoochee Nature Center
Feb. 11 - Marietta Mardi Gras 5K benefiting community projects sponsored by Junior League (register Marietta & Kennesaw only)
Feb. 19 - Locomotive Half Marathon & 5K benefiting 65 Roses Save $5 off either race with PEACHYRUNSLOCO promo code
Feb. 25 - Charles Harris Run For Leukemia 10K benefiting leukemia research at Emory University
March 3 - Vision Trek 10K Trail Run benefiting Georgia Eye Bank
March 3WIPHAN Warthog Waddle 5K benefiting WIPHAN Ministries
March 10 - Silver Comet 10K benefiting various Community & School Running Programs & ACS
March 17 - Fallen Heroes of GA 5K/10K benefiting charities created in memory of a fallen Georgia soldier
March 18 - Publix GA Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Save $10 off Full entry fee with BPRC10 Promo Code, and $5 off Half entry fee with BPRC5.
April 22 - ZOOMA Women's Half Marathon & 5K. No in-store registration, but discounted online with ATLBIGPEACH12 in the promo code field saves $10 off the half marathon fee, or $5 off the 5K.
Oct. 12-13 Southern Odyssey Relay Run Adventure. Team captain gets $25 BPRC gift card for signing up in-store.


Big News Coming Soon
Run 5K on the 5th of May!  The 7th Annual Big Peach 5K is running on the Cinco de Mayo this year.  Details in upcoming Peachy News...stay tuned!








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Store Locations

     

BPRC Atlanta
3881 Peachtree Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Tel: 404.816.8488
BPRC Marietta
1062 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
Tel: 770.579.0444
BPRC Decatur
114 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
Tel: 404.377.7370
BPRC Kennesaw
1625 Ridenour Blvd
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Tel: 678.903.0022
BPRC Alpharetta
5530 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 678.739.4616
BPRC Suwanee
320 Town Center Ave.
Suwanee, GA 30024
Tel: 678.869.5012

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