Hey Run Commuters,

We just wanted to let you know what’s been going on in the land of run commuting over these past few weeks.

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Run Commuter Marathon Relay

On October 7th, TRC organized a marathon relay along the Streets Alive route (we were #62 on the map).

We had a lot of fun with this.  Many people stopped by and inquired about run commuting, or told us about their own run commutes.  The sports editor of Urban China magazine (who wrote about us in one of their issues) even stopped by!  She’s now pursuing a post-grad degree at Georgia Tech.

BeltLine Multi-modal Race

October 12th

As part of the media coverage of the opening of the Atlanta BeltLine’s new Eastside Trail, someone thought it would be a good idea to hold a race, pitting a car against a bike and a runner from Irwin Street to Piedmont Park.  TRC’s Josh ran against Atlanta Fox 5 reporter, Justin Gray, who biked the 2.25-mile distance (on a single-speed), and the BeltLine’s Director of Communication, Ethan Davidson, who drove during late afternoon traffic.

Check out the video clip

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

It went pretty well overall.  TRC’s runner (11:34, with a pack – Upcoming LatLock review) barely beats the car in, but the cyclist/reporter finishes first in 6:40.

How long would it take someone taking public transit?  23 minutes…

Just goes to show how a nice, level, as-the-crow-flies path can make life easier for alternative commuters.

Have a great weekend!