Traffic Advisory: Intown 10K Road Race

Be advised the Intown 10K Road Race will be held this Sunday March 2.

The race will start at 9 AM on Virginia Circle just east of Barnett. Runners will wind through the streets of Virginia-Highland and finish on Barnett Street, just south of Virginia Circle. No full road closures are expected; however, police will block cross streets along the course as runners pass.

Click here for a diagram of the course route. If you prefer a turn-by-turn description of the course, scroll down.

Intown 10K Race Course

  1. START- 936 Virginia Circle ATL 30306 ( Virginia Circle westbound)
  2. Go west on Virginia Circle ( PASS BARNETT STREET)
  3. Turn right on Arcadia
  4. Turn RIGHT on Virginia Avenue
  5. Turn Right on Barnett
  6. Turn RIGHT on Greenwood Avenue
  7. Turn RIGHT on Ponce de Leon Place
  8. Turn LEFT on Virginia Avenue
  9. Turn Right on Kanuga
  10. Turn RIGHT on Monroe Drive
  11. PASS Cresthill, PASS Elmwood, PASS Park Drive, PASS Amsterdam , PASS Hillpine, PASS Cumberland
  12. Turn Right on Sherwood Road
  13. Turn RIGHT on N. Morningside Drive
  14. Turn RIGHT on N. Highland
  15. Turn RIGHT on Courtenay
  16. Courtenay merges to Amsterdam
  17. Turn Right on Brookridge Drive
  18. Bear Right across the Orme Park bridge
  19. Turn LEFT at Elkmont/Brookridge / Orme Circle (signs are confusing as far as name of street)
  20. Bear or turn Right on Elkmont
  22. Park Drive becomes Ponce de Leon Place
  23. PASS Greenwood Avenue
  24. Turn Left on St. Charles Avenue
  25. Turn Left on Barnett Street
  26. Finish on the right side of Barnett Street—just north of Adair but before Virginia Circle

Traffic Alert: Atlanta Christmas 5K Road Race Coming to VaHi December 21

DSC03397Residents should be advised that the Atlanta Christmas 5K Road Race returns to Virginia-Highland on Saturday December 21.

The race will start at 8 AM. Runners will gather for the start across from the YWCA at the intersection of N. Highland and Adair avenues, wind their way through VaHi and wrap things up in the parking lot of Morningside Presbyterian Church. A turn-by-turn course route can be found below.

Morning-of-the race packet pick-up is available at the YWCA for runners who did not pick up their packets at Phidippides. There will be no full road closures for this event – just the usual partial closures and roadblocks at crossing intersections.

For more information, click here.

Turn-By-Turn Course Route

  1. Start—North Highland & Adair (line up on Adair) across from YWCA
  2. Turn RIGHT on North Highland
  3. Turn right on Greenwood Avenue
  4. Turn RIGHT on Ponce de Leon Place
  5. CROSS Virginia Avenue
  6. Turn right on Elkmont
  7. Bear LEFT at Elkmont/ Brookridge Drive
  8. Turn right on Brookridge, crossing the Orme Park bridge (water stop on the right)
  9. Bear left to Amsterdam Avenue
  10. Turn LEFT on Amsterdam
  11. Amsterdam merges to Courtenay
  12. Turn left on Greenland
  13. Greenland merges to Hillpine
  14. Turn right on Wayne Avenue
  15. Turn LEFT on Courtenay
  16. Turn LEFT on North Highland
  17. Turn LEFT on North Morningside Drive
  18. Turn right into the lot at Morningside Presbyterian Church

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K Road Race Set for December 7

BLP_Runningseries_logo (2)Passing this along from our friends at the Atlanta BeltLine:

Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Announces Eastside 10K on Saturday, Dec. 7

Peachtree Qualifier Event Also Features Alumni Tailgate and Neighborhood Challenges

ATLANTA (Oct. 8, 2013) The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series(R) announced today its third annual Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. A Peachtree Qualifier, the race will kick off at Stoveworks at 112 Krog Street Northeast  Atlanta, GA 30307 at 10 a.m. Race day activities include the highly-popular College Alumni Tailgate Challenge and the Neighborhood Challenge.

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Photo credit: Christopher T. Martin

“As a Peachtree Qualifier, the demand for the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K has been enormous, and even sold out last year,” said Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Race Director Dan Popovic. “Since the Peachtree Road Race began assigning start positions based on performance in qualifier races, this ups the ante on the value of participation to the running community.”

This run/walk on the Eastside Trail winds through the Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey Highland, and Virginia Highland neighborhoods.  Participants will pass by the new Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skate Park, take in beautiful vistas of downtown and midtown Atlanta, travel an off-road stretch of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, and enjoy a jaunt through Piedmont Park.

“The Eastside Trail is the hottest thing to happen to Atlanta in years. Every week, thousands of Atlantans use the Eastside Trail for fitness, fun, access and connectivity,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director Valarie Wilson.  “We hope to see participants of all fitness levels running and walking the Eastside 10K.”

Race Day Activities

  • Alumni Tailgate Challenge – Coinciding with the day of the SEC Championship and Championship Saturday, the Eastside 10K features an exciting Tailgate Challenge that encourages college football fans to represent their schools and enjoy a rigorous run before heading into the evening’s football programming.
  • Neighborhood Challenge – Atlanta neighborhood associations will compete for a $500 cash purse to be divided among the fastest, largest, and most spirited neighborhood teams.  “Atlanta’s neighborhood associations are rallying at the opportunity to compete for BeltLine bragging rights and potentially win some cash to support their community,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Program Director, Rob Brawner.
Running by Ponce City Market

Photo credit: Christopher T. Martin

More details about the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series – including the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K, challenges and other races, can be found at Participants are encouraged to register by December 4, when registration will increase from $38 to $45. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.

About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to achieve the positive social impacts of the Atlanta BeltLine vision. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit


Atlanta Bar Association Legal RunAround 5K Coming to VaHi October 5

DSC03397Race director Ed Williams has advised that the ABA’s Legal RunAround 5K road race will be held in Virginia-Highland on Saturday October 5. Following are the event particulars from the website. Scroll down for a turn-by-turn course route for the race which begins and ends in John Howell Park.

DATE: Saturday, October 5, 2013 @ 8:30 AM (EDT)

ADDRESS: John Howell Park, 841 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta , GA 30306

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 @ 3:00 PM (EDT)


Join us for the 13th Annual Legal Runaround in John Howell Park. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Bar Foundation Police Scholarship Fund which provides college scholarships to the children of Atlanta police officers who are killed or disabled in the line of duty. For those who cannot participate but would still like to support the cause, “Phantom Runners” can make donations and will be mailed a t-shirt. Strollers and dogs on leashes welcome.

AGE GROUPS: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

T-SHIRT: Short sleeved 100% cotton t-shirt to 5k participants.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE: Race Day registration and packet pick-up 7:30-8:15 am at race start – John Howell Park.

TOT TROT: Tot Trot is open to kids ages 5 & under. There is no charge and should register by mail or on Race Day. Finisher ribbons given. No Tot Trot t-shirts.

PARKING: Parking available in pay lots on N Highland, along side streets (please do not block driveways) and MARTA.

Rain or Shine. No refunds.

5K @ 8:30 am; Tot Trot @ 9:15am

FEES: $25 until Sept 10, $35 thereafter

Turn-by-Turn Course Route:

1. Starts at Virginia Avenue and Greencove

2. Right on Greencove

3. Left on Clemont

4. Right on Park Drive

5. Right on Elkmont

6. Bear left on Elkmont/ Brookridge

7. Right on Brookridge and cross the Orme Park bridge

8. Bear left to Amsterdam

9. Left on Amsterdam

10. Amsterdam merges to Courtenay

11. Left on Greenland ( Water stop on the left)

12. Greenland merges to Hillpine———–Hillpine merges to Northview

13. Stay south on Northview

14. Right on Courtenay

15. Courtenay merges back to Amsterdam

16. Right on Brookridge——–bear right across the Orme Park bridge

17. Turn left at Elkmont/ Orme Circle

18. Turn or bear right on Elkmont

19. Go left on Park Drive

20. Left on Clemont

21. Right on Greencove

22. Finish on right curb on Greencove


Traffic Alert: Summerfest 5K Road Race

For those who want to cheer on the runners – or if you simply want to avoid the traffic disruption – here’s the course description and map for the Summerfest 5K Road Race.

Runners will gather at the Yeah Burger parking lot beginning around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday June 1. The race will start at 8:00 a.m. at the corner of Lanier Blvd. and Virginia Ave. The finish line is on Barnett, near Adair, and runners will file from there to the Inman Middle School ball field for refreshments, awards and the running of the Tot Trot.

Course Description

1. START-Virginia Ave and Lanier Blvd
2. Go North on Lanier Blvd
3. Turn left on N. Morningside Drive
4. Turn right on Avalon
5. Turn LEFT on Lanier Blvd (staying on left side of island)
6. Make a clockwise loop just at University Drive and cross to the other side of the island
7. Go south on Lanier Blvd on the east side of the island
8. Turn left on McLynn
9. Cross Amsterdam/ Hancock at the island— McLynn changes to Rosedale Road (water stop at 1158 Rosedale)
10. Turn right on Stillwood
12. Turn left on Los Angeles
13. Turn right on N. Virginia
14. Stay straight – North Virginia changes to Virginia Ave
15. Turn right on Hudson
16. Turn right on Lanier Blvd
17. Turn left on Virginia Avenue
19. Turn left on Todd
20. Turn immediately left on Rupley
21. Turn right on Adair
22. Turn left on Todd
23. Turn right on Highland View
24. Turn right on Barnett
25. Finish chutes and clocks on Barnett near Adair
26. Runners proceed north, getting water along the way and cross Virginia Ave onto Inman School fields for refreshments and awards ceremony

Course Map



Intown Ten Road Race Returns to the Streets of VaHi

The second annual Intown Ten Road Race will take place on the streets of Virginia-Highland this Sunday March 3. Race start time is 8 AM. Streets should be clear of runners by 9:30 AM. There will be no road closures for the event, but traffic will be stopped at intersections as runners pass.

Race organizer Rob Glancy says around 700 racers have pre-registered and that ‘limited race day registration’ will be available for those who want to participate but missed the pre-registration cut-off.

More information is available at

Here’s a turn-by-turn description of the race course:

Race starts at 8 AM
Start is at near 935 Virginia Circle (Todd & Virginia Circle )
Go west on Virginia Circle
Turn RIGHT on Arcadia
Turn RIGHT on Virginia Avenue
Turn RIGHT on Barnett
Turn RIGHT on Greenwood Ave
Turn RIGHT Ponce de Leon Place
Turn LEFT on Virginia Avenue
Turn RIGHT on Kanuga
Turn RIGHT on Monroe Drive
PASS Amsterdam at the light
Turn RIGHT on Sherwood Road
Turn RIGHT on North Morningside
Turn RIGHT on North Highland
Turn RIGHT on Courtenay – Courtenay merges to Amsterdam
Turn right on Brookridge Drive – bear right across the Orme Park bridge
Turn LEFT at Brookridge/Orme Circle/Elkmont (signs are confusing)
Turn or bear RIGHT on Elkmont
Turn LEFT on Park Drive
Turn LEFT on St. Charles
Turn LEFT on Barnett Street
Finish on Barnett just past Adair and proceed past clocks and chutes.