A wild-eyed step away from the stagnant Atlanta defaults. See the city anew through cobble alleys, cut-throughs, abandoned roads, disused staircases, fence tears, hedge holes, quad-squashing hills, and secrets open solely to runners. Five miles at gossip pace (~10 minute miles): long enough to thrill, yet accessible to most levels. We want to get you lost, not leave you behind. Incidentally, remember to get a regular tetanus booster every few years.
A.M. trail run in our collective back yard! Atlanta boasts 8 miles of purpose-built ITP singletrack at Southside Park, courtesy of the dirt-wizards at MTB Atlanta. They're packed with twists, turns, rock trials, moderate climbs and sweet, swooping descents. A great place to forage seasonally for mushrooms, and rife with deer and box turtles. Choose your own distance and hang out for snacks afterward. We usually bake something to share, and you’re welcome to bring something, too.
Our weekly butt-wrenching hill repeats! Thursday evenings during Daylight Saving Time mid-March through October, clambering the slopes of splendid 60-acre Perkerson Park. Social hour after: grab something from the Community Beverage Trust (or bring a contribution), then gossip and raconteur. We might be party to an owl war, enrobed in a Nilla Wafer fog, receive a storm coyote’s benediction, or maybe watch Joe barf. The season wraps with Casserole Night!
Atlanta's only intown trail race! A 15K dashed along sinuous purpose-built singletrack, over rock hazards, over creek culverts and along marshes, through shade-cooled hardwood and pine forests, all benefiting trailbuilders MTB Atlanta. Get to know it better and scope out registration here.
One-offs & specials
Our wild hares race friends and raise funds for community aid groups. A sampling: Mary George's Revenge; the Second Helpings Half Marathon; Tales of Terror w/Archive Atlanta; beer & seltzer miles; winter solstice celebrations; and more. Newsletter devotées get the advance info on all the funky shit.