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Walk-Up Registrations Fri/Sat at Jeff Galloway Race Expo

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12/12/2017 - 15:20

ATLANTA, GA — Although online registration has closed for the JG13.1, walk-up registrations will be accepted at the Jeff Galloway Race Expo on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. The half marathon will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The weekend schedule:

In addition to the coveted HALF MARATHON course, the premier race weekend includes “Barb’s 5K”, named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Now in its' fourth year, the Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, HALF MARATHON and Barb’s 5K have quickly become must-attend staples in the running world. The scenic 13.1 mile HALF MARATHON course highlights some of Atlanta’s most historical landmarks. Runners start in Midtown Atlanta, traveling parallel to the M.L.K. historical site, and wind through the Freedom Parkway Trail by the Carter Center along the Beltline.

Last year, more than 3,500 men, women and children from around the world participated in the Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend. Hosted by Phidippides, the oldest specialty running store in the country with two Atlanta locations, and sponsored by Northside Hospital. Training programs to help families get fit together before, during and after the race weekend are a hallmark of this event that helps sustain the positive message of healthy lifestyle behaviors throughout the year.

The weekend’s featured guest speaker will be Olympic gold medalist, Billy Mills. Mills won the Olympic Gold Medal as a virtual unknown in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in a dramatic, come-from-behind sprint as the first American to win the Olympic 10,000 meters. The JG13.1 half marathon race weekend is produced by Galloway Productions and benefits the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and the Elliot Galloway Scholarship Fund.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, December 15
• 11 am – 5 pm: Comprehensive two-day Race Expo at the Westin Peachtree Plaza featuring new vendors, a wide variety of merchandise, running gear novelties, athletic apparel, free samples from sponsors and tastings compliments of Orpheus Brewery. Location: Westin Peachtree Plaza

Saturday, December 16
• 8 am – Barb’s 5K event followed by a unique VIP craft beer tasting experience at Orpheus Brewery and a signature co-branded tasting glass;
• 9 am - Fit Kids Fun/Run event followed by cookie decorating and holiday crafts at Phidippides Running Store;
• 10 am – 4 pm: Comprehensive two-day Race Expo at the Westin Peachtree Plaza featuring new vendors, a wide variety of merchandise, running gear novelties, athletic apparel, free samples, from sponsors and free craft beer tastings compliments of Orpheus Brewery. Location: Westin Peachtree Plaza
• 12 Noon - Keynote Speech featuring Olympic Gold Medalist, Billy Mills. Location: Westin Peachtree Plaza

Sunday, December 17
• 8 am - Jeff Galloway’s HALF MARATHON steps off in Midtown Atlanta.

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