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Posted: January 29, 2013  

Athletics: Atlanta Beltline Running Series Opens 2013 Registration

Program Expands to Include Fourth Race and Active Lifestyle

Challenge Kicks off with Northside 5K on April 27th

ATLANTA (Jan. 29, 2013) Registration is open for the 2013 Atlanta BeltLine Running Series. Building on the success of several sold-out races last year, a fourth event - the Atlanta BeltLine Southeast 8K - is being added to the lineup, along with a new Atlanta BeltLine Active Lifestyles Challenge.

"One of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership's goals is to engage the community in becoming active and leading healthier lifestyles," said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director Valarie Wilson. "We are excited to expand our program and offer even greater opportunities to motivate people to get moving on the Atlanta BeltLine."

The year kicks off with Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5K on Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m. Beginning and ending in the scenic Tanyard Creek Park, the Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5K is a run/walk on the Atlanta BeltLine Northside Trail through Tanyard Creek, Howard, and Ardmore Parks and along streets in the beautiful Collier Hills, Collier Hills North, and Ardmore Park neighborhoods. The event will kick off at 8 a.m. and will feature post-race activities to include exciting prizes and more.

In addition to the return of the Southwest 5K in July and the Eastside 10K in December - both of which sold out in 2012 - the new Southeast 8K offers Atlanta residents another opportunity to get active. This event features a run/walk in September that will showcase new and existing parks along the Atlanta BeltLine in Southeast Atlanta.

Also new in 2013 is the Atlanta BeltLine Active Lifestyle Challenge, which rewards participants for their fitness accomplishments. Runners and walkers earn points for participating in Atlanta BeltLine Running Series events and partner events, and they can challenge themselves to earn additional points redeemable for exciting prizes from some of Atlanta's favorite venues.

"We are overwhelmed with the response we have received from the community to the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series," said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Program Director Rob Brawner. "With two sold out events in just our second year, and as we expand the program in 2013 with a fourth race and the Active Lifestyle Challenge, this is becoming one of the premier running communities in Atlanta."

Registration and information is available at Run.BeltLine.org.

About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit BeltLine.org.


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