The World's Largest 10K07.08.2010Atlanta has always had a lot to offer with all the attractions, sports events, restaurants, clubs, etc. However something that I was proud to be a part of was the world's largest 10k road race. It's called the Peachtree Road Race and this year 55,000 people ran and walked the 6.2 mile course that goes through downtown Atlanta.
This was the first year I did the race. Though at first I was not really excited about waking up early, I am very glad I did because it was quite an experience.
My dad, brother, and myself ran the race. We had to get to the start line around 6:30 am for a 7:30 am race start. We were all split up into letters because of so many people doing the race. Anyways, you start the race usually in grouos of a couple thousand people at a time. For the entire 6.2 mile race, people line the sides of the streets cheering on the runners. You see some pretty interesting constumes but the American pride that is in the atmosphere made me push myself more. There were many different bands that played on the side of the streets to to give the runners a little music to help distract from some of the agony of running. After finishing the run, there are many different booths and activities set up. Free food of course was what was important to me.
I was glad I got to participate in the world's largetst 10k. Not only was it a proud day to finish the race, but it was a proud day to be an American!
I just wanted to take this time now to thank and remember the men and women who are overseas and here at home protecting our freedom as Americans. It is very much appreciated and without their service we could be in a different situation.
For everybody I hope you have a Happy 4th of July! Be safe and make good choices!