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Calendar Pick: AthHalf Half Marathon & 5K

AthFest Educates’ 13th annual AthHalf is once again here, snaking 13.1 miles through all of the most iconic areas of the Classic City. Beginning downtown, runners of the now sold-out event will enjoy viewing the colorful, eclectic neighborhoods of Cobbham, Boulevard and Normaltown from a speedy, bipedal perspective. This is around the area in which I would pass out, not seeing much of Normaltown at all, with about 12 more miles to go. But, braver folks than I will continue on, traveling the length of Milledge Avenue, through Five Points and past the pumpkin patch church before heading through campus and finishing at Sanford Stadium with a celebration open to all. There will also be live music along the course to encourage the runners, and non-runners are invited to cheer them on along the way. Everyone can stop by the Health and Fitness Expo held at The Classic Center pavilion on Saturday from 12–6 p.m. Proceeds will support AthFest Educates—which just announced Mary-Eleanor Joyce as its new director—in its mission of funding music and arts education programming to local K-12 youth.

WHO: AthHalf Half Marathon & 5K
WHEN: Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. (5K) & Oct. 23, 7:30 a.m. (half marathon)
WHERE: Multiple Locations
HOW MUCH: Registration is sold out, but this event is free to watch