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4. 2 in 1: Atlanta Marathon & Sightseeing March 21

Picture 15On March 21, the best long distance runners in the nation will flock to Atlanta to showcase their skill in the ING Georgia Marathon. The marathon is a two for one for visitors of the city: a great event as well as an excuse to see all of Atlanta.

The staging area for the start and finish is in Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Participants will then run downtown through Georgia State University, over the Jackson Street bridge, and then onto the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District by the house where Dr. King was born. The course continues weaving its way through the Poncey-Highland, the Agnes Scott College campus, by quaint Decatur Square. Runners will then tear through the Emory University campus, and through the Druid Hills and Virginia-Highland neighborhoods. The race finishes with a run through Midtown across to the Georgia Tech campus, and the runners will return downtown via Marietta Street to cross the finish line in the park!

After a champion is crowned the real fun begins in Centennial Olympic Park where there will be plenty of food and fun to go around for the whole afternoon.

4. Rock ‘n Roll Dallas Half Marathon March 14

Picture 22Who says a marathon is all work and no play? Okay, most marathons are only fun after you’ve finished (and survived!), but the Rock ‘n Roll Dallas Half-Marathon is completely the opposite. Dotted along the 13.1 mile course, there are 20 local bands who will be rocking it out and giving the gifted runners a unique playlist to their marathon running. More than that, there will also be Spirited Cheer Squads if runners need an extra boost. After it’s all done, runners and spectators alike will be able to cool down with a post-marathon concert at the Finish Line Village’s main stage. If this race doesn’t sound cool enough, the run is all for a good cause: The Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the Official National Charity.