Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hometown Tourist - Atlanta Running Tours

So have you heard about Atlanta Running Tours yet?

I was very excited when Kristy put out a call for runners to join her for one of her tours yesterday morning. Carol, Traci, and I were more than happy to help out. Our little adventure was filmed by reporter Julie Wolfe for a segment on 11 Alive News (check it out this upcoming Monday).

Even though I’d be considered somewhat of a “local” now, I got to see the city from a different perspective. Once you get started, you realize just how little you know about the places you pass everyday.

For instance, did you know the building of Centennial Olympic Park cost over $75 million, and almost all of the money came from the sale of the personalized bricks used in the walkways? True story.

You don’t walk away from the experience empty handed either. Along the way Kristy snaps pictures of you with Atlanta landmarks, and hooks you up with goodies like t-shirts, snacks, and water once you’re finished.

Some pics Kristy took

World of Coke at Pemberton Place

Hauling up the “main” Peachtree Street

The Westin Peachtree Plaza

Fun times!

If you want to know more about the tours, head over here.


  1. Very cool. I was bummed when it wasn't on today. I need to remember to set my DVR for Monday.

  2. I had heard about the running tours but wasn't sure if they were all that great. I'll have to check out the segment on Monday!

  3. That looks like so much fun! It's funny ho you can grow up in a city and never know these fun facts (or have visited some of the landmarks = guilty!).

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  5. What an awesome idea! I would love to do a running tour in almost any city!

  6. It was a lot of fun even though I live here, and learned a lot. I think it would be especailly valuable for an out-of-towner since going just a couple blocks in the the wrong direction and can get you in trouble fast.

  7. You could totally use one in Chennai. Kristy was inspired after she did one in Paris, so they are defintely the rage internationally. So much better than a double decker bus tour.