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The National Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® Series Continues in Atlanta– Exciting, Running Peachtree Road
Atlanta is a fantastic destination and a city with thousands of dedicated runners. The 13.1 Marathon® Series has eight events in some of America’s greatest cities, and includes Atlanta. The 13.1 Atlanta Marathon is the sixth event in the series and it includes a 5K—as they all do--and a rockin’ post race party with live entertainment. Come out and run Atlanta, “Where the Party Meets the Pavement”. Take the challenge and run the 13.1 Atlanta Marathon on October 6, 2013.

The National Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® Series Continues in Atlanta– Exciting, Running Peachtree Road

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By Skip Cleaver
Posted Tuesday, 9 July, 2013

This event is a must, an ideal fall race, whether you live in the Atlanta area or want to experience one of the eight iconic cities of the series as a destination. With terrific organization by US Road Sports and Entertainment Group, many amenities, live music, great course support along all 13.1 miles, this is a great opportunity to run and experience Atlanta as never before.
The start and finish for both the 13.1 Marathon and the Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K will be located at Town Brookhaven, 4330 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta 30319.

TOWN/Brookhaven is a state-of-the-art mixed-use development in Atlanta’s Brookhaven community, conveniently situated on Peachtree Road, north of Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza and adjacent to historic Oglethorpe University. It is served by a MARTA transit stop less than a mile away from the race start-finish, making it convenient from anywhere in the region, including Hartsfield International Airport. The MARTA Gold Line runs directly from the Airport to the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe stop where the races take place, just northeast of the city center.

On much of the course tree-lined residential streets will offer early fall comfort, and runners will enjoy going through two parks: Blackburn Park (miles 7 to 8) is located in the heart of Atlanta. It is home to the Blackburn Tennis Center and features softball, soccer, and multi-use fields, as well as a picnic area and trails for hiking and jogging.

Keswick Park (miles 10 to 11) is one of the larger parks in the region, covering more than 45 acres, with a neighborhood focus. The park contains primarily active recreation facilities including: walking trails, dog park, softball field, tee-ball field, soccer field, multi-purpose field, tennis courts, and an outdoor basketball court. Playground facilities are ADA accessible. The newest addition to the park is a walking trail connecting the park to the Mid-City District, a great place to run.

Check out the course maps and wealth of information on the Race Website, including registration, packet pick up, awards, accommodations and travel, news, results, photos, contacts, Group affiliations and charities, sponsors, volunteer opportunities, course support, closures, tracking and more.

Atlanta is not only the capital of Georgia; it is the industrial, commercial and financial center of the Southeast. More than 750 of the Fortune 1000 companies have offices there, and gleaming skyscrapers mix with older attractive buildings and it is a very green city with an emphasis on green spaces and convenience. "Spaces" include 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park, site of the 1996 Olympics. The adjacent Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest and best in the world.

There are over 3,700 manufacturers operating in the area creating a notable dynamism. It is a runners’ magnet and has a strong history of running and racing. It is a great place to explore with a list of remarkable institutions and sites to see—too long for this space.

The 13.1 Marathon Atlanta is the sixth of eight race events in the national 13.1 Marathon series. It began in Los Angeles in January, followed by Miami in early March and New York in late March. Then came 13.1 Chicago Marathon in June, followed in September by 13.1 Boston (September 15), with 13.1 Dallas (October 26) and 13.1 Fort Lauderdale (November 10) to complete the series for the year. These are not HALF of anything; they are eight terrific events that have drawn praise and awe from throughout the running community. Each event includes a 5K in addition to the 13.1 Marathon

You will love this race, and you may want to do them all. But for starters don’t miss this exciting gem, an experience you will totally enjoy for the course, the locale, the amenities, and for just plain rockin’ fun! “It is more than a race—it’s a party!”

And a very rewarding one, with long sleeve Tech T’s for all 13.1 participants as well as a custom finisher’s medal runners can be proud of. They also have a lot of age groups awards in five-year groupings, starting with 12-14, 15-19, and then five year increments through 75 plus, women and men. That’s 84 awards for the 13.1 Marathon and another 84 for the 5K. There are also cash prizes for elite runners.

One very interesting opportunity is for larger groups of 10 or more. Whether for charity fundraising teams, running clubs, school teams, training groups, companies out for team-building or any other group, you can receive special recognition and benefits by signing up as a group. Jennie Olshaske is the Large Group Affiliate Coordinator, and you can contact her at

For the Charity Affiliate Program and charity opportunities, please contact David Scott at .

If you have any other questions please go to
And of course just about all questions are addressed on the race Website at

The courses are USATF-certified, and the 13.1 has 11 aid stations with nearby porto-johns at each. There will be live musical entertainment along the course and a fantastic finish line festival (they even have an entertainment coordinator). The series is known for their very special post race parties. This is World Class, my friends!

A Must Experience—Let’s Do It
Come and run this race, enjoy the party, and leave with exciting memories. You will be entertained and rewarded. The magnificence of the city and of the location is enduring. The race is well planned and organized by true professionals; it’s really special, innovative, and enjoyable. They are well prepared for you! This race is generating excitement and buzz throughout the Atlanta area and well beyond. Bring family, friends, and teammates.

US Road Sports and Entertainment Group
“We make weekends better.” US Road Sports and Entertainment Group is a health and wellness company dedicated to producing world class endurance events. Their mission is to offer an unparalleled participant sports experience that showcases host communities and endures as a deeply valued local asset through events that are part of the city’s culture, identity and brand. US Road Sports strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill and experience levels the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health and accomplish life-altering goals while having fun.

They offer events—hometown and destination races-- that create a memorable racing experience for the novice and the elite athlete. From the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon, ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon®, Chicago Half Marathon, First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Team Relay, New Jersey Marathon, Salt Lake City Marathon and the exciting Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® Series, including 13.1 Atlanta. There is a race for everyone, local and destination events.

Go for It
In Atlanta, as with all US Road Sports events, very detail is covered so you can relax and enjoy the experience. The music and entertainment along the course will keep your pace pumping, and the staff and volunteers are terrific. Please check their race Website for more details on where to stay, what to do, registration, directions, divisions, charities, sponsors, volunteers, spectators, contacts, awards, and more. Mark October 6, 2013 on your calendar for an event you do not want to miss. You will enjoy being part of it. See what this highly regarded series offers. Let’s train; sign up now! Atlanta is for running, and this is one awesome race.

Please consider a further challenge with any of these remaining events—if you run any three of 13.1 Boston on September 15, 13.1 Atlanta on October 6, 13.1 Dallas October 26, or 13.1 Fort Lauderdale, November 10, 2013, you will win a special Challenge Medal. Thinking ahead to 2014, you can win an even greater award medal by completing FIVE events in the series. Those intrepid runners who complete all eight events will receive an amazing prize of free entry to any and all 13.1 Marathon events for life—a little known fact!

US Road Sports is proud to support an event that improves the health and wellbeing of society; they really want to help people to be as healthy as they can be. Enjoy wellness, enjoy life, and enjoy this race and explore Atlanta.



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