Atlanta Marathon CroppedAtlanta boasts some of the best fall running weather. Temperatures are cool, humidity is low, and the sunshine dancing on the changing leaves is BEAUTIFUL. If you’re visiting Atlanta – or if you live in the metro area – it’s the perfect time to lace up your shoes and head out for a run. There are countless races to choose from that offer different distances, cater to a variety of fitness levels, and are perfect for family fun.

Here are 5 fall races every weekend in October to get you started:

Six Flags Fright Fest The Escape Run
Fun Run
October 4, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
theescaperun.com

Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race
10K, 5K and Adventure Kids Race
October 13, 2013, 7 a.m.
www.downanddirtymudrun.com/event-cities/atlanta/

Superheroes vs Villains
5K
October 19, 2013, 8 a.m.
Superheroes-in-Training Fun Run (Children under 12)
200 meters, at 9 a.m.
superheroesvsvillains5k.com

13th Annual Silver Comet Half Marathon
13.1 miles
October 26, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
silvercometraces.com/race-events/half-marathons/

Atlanta Marathon, 10K and 5K & Fun Run
October 27, 2013, 7 a.m.
http://www.atlantamarathon.org/

TheEscapeFlyer

Until next time …

Photo credits: Atlanta Half Marathon and The Escape Run websites.