You can join our group by registering through Active.com
Every year we have two six month sessions. The first session – the Spring/Summer Session - runs from February to August. This session trains towards the Peachtree Road Race (July 4th), with shorter maximum distances of 6 – 9 miles to accommodate the summer Atlanta heat. The second session – the Fall/Winter session - trains towards the annual Breast Cancer Marathon in Jacksonville, Florida with longer maximum distances of 10 – 15 miles to prepare for walking the half marathon in February.
The focus of our walking program is to improve the overall health of the members while walking consistently. While we encourage training towards these races, there is not a mandatory requirement to train towards either the Peachtree or half marathons. Our training program is flexible enough to accommodate training towards shorter distances in order to meet the individual’s goal. We have found that setting a training goal – either a 5k, 10k, half marathon or a personal goal – is an excellent motivational technique.
Program costs are $75 for a six month session, $135 for a full year session.
To join using Active. There is a link on the important links page to register Active.com is the world’s most popular sports events registration site. You will be required to establish an Active.com account; free accounts are offered.
While participation in local races is encouraged, race registration fees, hotel costs and transportation costs are not included in the Metro Atlanta Walking Program registration fee.