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IN THIS ISSUE

1. This Weekend's Races
2. Peachy Happenings
3. New Race News
4. 10K Training Program

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Sure, anyone could come up with the headline "March Madness" this time of year, and that certainly would fit Peachy News this week.  But, we like to March to our own beat.  We're ringing in St. Paddy's day with all sorts of Peachy goodness.  Lots to cover, so prop up your feet, grab a healthy snack, and your favorite hydration libation, and read on...


This Weekend's Races
In-store registration is officially closed for Saturday's Fallen Heroes of GA 5K/10K at Lake Lanier Islands. Online registration closes 11:59pm March 13, and there is no race day registration.  We are offering packet pickup at our Suwanee store on Friday, March 16 from 11:00am-7:00pm, and that will be your chance for a last minute sign up for the race.  (Race Director Steve tells us that there will be no T-shirt if you sign up on Fri.)  This race honors and remembers Georgia's fallen soldiers who have been killed in the Iraq and Afghan Wars.  All race proceeds benefit charities created in memory of a fallen Georgia soldier.   
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In-store registration is also now closed for Dirty Spokes Production's Runnin' The Rocks 6.2 and 3.1 mile trail race, taking place Saturday the 17th as well.   The next race in the series is the Olde Rope Mill 6.5/3.1 miler in Woodstock on April 7.  From Race Director Tim, "The terrain is rolling hills, single track, double track along with technical sections (roots and rocks) The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to 'ditch the city'. "  Registration for this race, and the rest in the series is going on at all BPRC locations.

If you're in the market for new trail shoes, we offer a free race entry to any Dirty Spokes race with the purchase of Montrail shoes.  Be sure to say hi to the BPRC/Montrail Ambassador on race day.

Peachy Happenings

Back in December, we brought you "A Treat For Your Feet " in our Marietta store.  Everyone really enjoyed the presentation, and we've had quite a few requests to bring that same clinic to the east side of town.  So...

 We've done quite a few foot related injury prevention clinics at BPRC over the years, discussing glamorous topics like shoes, socks, orthotics, toenails, bunions, and blisters.  We've also talked about cross training exercises for runners, but always seem to stop just above the feet.  Your feet take a pounding when you run, and deserve some special treatment.  Sandi Goldring of Advanced Movement Training along with his sidekick I-gor (aka Mr. Bones) is bringing his special routine of exercises for the feet that come with an amazing side effect...your hips, knees, and back will feel a whole lot better too!  Considering the big shift to minimal running shoes, this clinic is especially important, and will prove helpful no matter what type of footwear you prefer.  Dress comfortably, as you will be sitting on the floor with shoes and socks off, and foot in hand.  You might feel a little silly during the class, but you'll feel great afterwards!  And, if your happy feet, hips, knees, and back want to go for a run, our friends from So. Dekalb Striders will be hosting a run at 9:00am. 
The Details:
What: A Treat For Your Feet
When: Saturday, March 24, 8:00am
Where: BPRC 114 E. Trinity Place, Decatur 30030, 404.377.7370?
Register Now!
This event is free and open to runners and walkers of all abilities.
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Also on March 24 at 8:00am, we're bringing another interesting clinic to our Marietta store.  We're calling it "Fitness For The Over 40 Female."  Rami Odeh of Formwell Fitness is bringing an "exercise prescription" to help our masters aged runners stay healthy and fit.  He will discuss how to properly integrate strength training, cardio (you know...running), and flexibility training into a comprehensive program.  Rami will debunk the most common myths about all 3 categories, to help you sort fact from fiction.  You will walk away with a good understanding of a smart, healthy program to keep you going strong way past your 40's, 50's, 60's.... By the way, if you're a male under or over 40, or a female under 40, you will also find this a worthwhile way to spend your time, and we won't card you at the door!  Of course, no BPRC clinic would be complete without the chance to go out for a run or walk. We have route maps available for distances from 3-13 miles.

The Details:
What: Fitness For The Over 40 Female
When: Saturday, March 24, 8:00am
Where: BPRC 1062 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta 30068, 770.579.0044
Register Now!
This event is free and open to runners and walkers, as well as men and women, of all ages and abilities.


New Race News
In store registration is now taking place at BPRC Atlanta and Decatur for The 3nd Annual Run Before You Crawl 5k and Pub Crawl.  Picture yourself rolling out of bed on Saturday, April 14th, and heading to one of our coolest in-town neighborhoods, East Atlanta.  Start your 5K at 9:00am, and then replace those lost carbs at the pub crawl stating at 10:30.  The Race Director assures us it's close enough to noon somewhere in the world! Since most people burn 300-400 calories during a 5K (that same crazy RD claims 500 on his website), why not replenish with some whole grain brew?  The race begins and ends in beautiful Brownwood Park.  In between you will meander through the East Atlanta Business District. Proceeds benefit East Atlanta Village, making it a safe place to shop, dine, and drink.
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The beer theme continues...In-store registration is now underway at all BPRC locations for the Sweetwater 420 Fest 5K on April 21 in Candler Park, another of our beautiful in-town neighborhoods.  The race is just a small piece of an entire weekend of fun that includes live music, an artist festival, comedy shows, an Earth Day celebration related scavenger hunt, and since it is sponsored by Sweetwater, ...an ale tasting! Your race entry gets you some really nice SWAG: an environmentally sustainable finisher's T-shirt, 1 free beer, and wristband for whole festival weekend ($5 value). Proceeds benefit the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization.
10K Training
Want to train for your first or perhaps fastest 10K? Introducing the brand new RUNATL Training Program at BPRC. Our plan is to help you get ready for the Possum Trot on June 16, and/or the Peachtree Road Race on July 4. (Race entry not guaranteed or included in program.)  The group will meet every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. from April 14th until June 30th and every other Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. during the same time period.  Most runs will be at, or near our Peachtree Road store, but we will visit Peachy's other homes from time to time to keep things interesting.  There is a $199 fee for this program which includes:
  • Personalized fitting, and your choice of shoes from any BPRC (up to $120.00)
  • Gender-specific, short-sleeve RUNATL tech tee ?
  • Complimentary entry into Big Peach 5k
  • Autographed copy of Atlanta Running Guide
  • Totally-stocked, hassle-free water stations, continental breakfasts, informational clinics and organized group runs and activities
  • 10% discount on ALL purchases from Big Peach Running Co.
  • Much, much more...you know us!
Sign up online, or at any BPRC location.


This is our kind of madness!
May Your Best Miles Be Those Covered On Foot!

      Publix Georgia Marathon Is Here...

...and we are there! ...We're bringing the store to the pre-race expo at the World Congress Center, Fri.  March 16 from 12:00-7:00, and Sat. March 17 from 10:00-6:00.  Stop by the Big Peach Jr. booth for everything you need or want, including our awesome apparel sale rack.  You'll also find us partnered at booths with Karhu/Craft (official footwear & apparel sponsors), 110%, Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Gu, Nike, and Yurbuds. 

On race day, be sure to say hi to us at the Karhu area in Centennial Olympic Park.  We want to see your medal, and hear all about it!

Good luck runners at the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon!


In-store registration continues for:

Dirty Spokes Productions Trail Race Series Next up: April 7 - Olde Rope Mill 6.5/3.1 Miler, Woodstock. Buy a pair of Montrail shoes, and get a free entry to any Dirty Spokes race. (While supplies last.)
March 24 -Run for the Rescues 5K benefiting homeless pets
March 24 - Spring Chicken Run 5K benefiting C.A.M.P.
April 14 - RunningNerds 5K benefiting RunningNerds service & outreach to running community
April 21 - Run For The River 5K/10K benefiting HomeStretch
April 14 - Y Not Run 5K benefiting YWCA of NW GA & Rotary Club Family Charities
April 21 - 10th Annual NCR Sprint For Cancer 5K/10K benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
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.
April 22 - 1st Annual Coach Jay 5K assisting family of Coach Jay Ingram
April 28 - Run For The World 5K/10K benefiting MPCS Global Mission Teams
May 5 - 7th Annual Big Peach 5K benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Oct. 12-13 Southern Odyssey Relay Run Adventure. Team captain gets $25 BPRC gift card for signing up in-store.



Join Peachy's Team
Want to work and have fun at the same time? Peachy's hanging out the "help wanted" sign.  Qualified candidates must actively (and passionately) walk, hike, and/or run for fitness, and have a strong desire to help like-minded people.  Retail experience is helpful, but not mandatory. We do not hire high school students, nor do we have seasonal/temporary positions, as our training process is quite extensive.  If you are interested and can work 15-35 hours per week , send us an application.  Be sure to include the hours you are available, and the store location(s) you prefer.  Simply follow the instructions to send the application to us found on our website...please do not reply to this e-letter.








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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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