we need your support.

most of you have seen the pole sings all over town now. you’ve read me post about it over and over. well the ing georgia marathon is finally upon us. last night, my training partner and i were running our final run and we ran next to one of the guys who designed the course.

he told us the race has been two years in the making as they planned it to showcase some of atlanta’s most amazing sights. and they have. it’s an awesome course and going to be an awesome race.

we need you though. if you have never run a marathon, just trust me, that one of the best things any runner can experience is complete strangers cheering him or her on for mile after mile. and great crowd support is one of the things that will keep people traveling here, year in, year out and help us build a marathon like new york’s or chicago’s.

so please consider coming on out. the race starts at seven am on sunday and goes through downtown, sweet auburn, inman park, candler park, decatur, emory hills, druid hills, virginia-highland, midtown, sono and finished in downtown again. there is a full map on this page so you can stake out a spot.

seriously. i know there are a few of you out there who have no desire to cheer on yours-truly, but there are 14,999 other runners you can’t have anything against.

7 Comments so far

  1. Jonathan (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 7:49 am

    Yo, I got your back. I was going to run it but sprained my ankle sadly and had to stop training. I’ll be in the highlands with my cowbell. I think we need more cowbell. Good luck.

  2. james (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 9:04 am

    bummer, jonathan, but thanks for the support. i’ll be on the look out for you and your cowbell.

    we always need more cowbell.

  3. abby (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 9:18 am

    George Burdell and I’ll be supporting our friends in our hood – I believe we’ll make a showing on both the ponce/freedom and virginia sides of the highlands. I’d say we’ll look for you, james . . . but I have no idea what you look like. guess we’ll have to cheer for everyone. ;)

  4. james (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 11:26 am

    awww thanks abby. i’ll probably have ‘james’ painted on the front of my shirt.

    you can always look here for an example of what i look like geared up for a race.

  5. robin (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

    Just got my number – you might want to let people know to bring their bib number with them since it will save waiting in line (you pick up your chip/packet based on bib number). The line was pretty long when I got there (around noon) but it moved pretty quickly (I had my stuff, walked through the expo and was back in my office (downtown) by 1:15.)

  6. Annie (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    James, I’m going to try and drag the husband and kids out and cheer you guys on at some point. Not sure where yet – guess I should look into that. good luck!

  7. james (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 5:31 pm

    thanks to everyone. marta services a lot of the route including the deactur square which might be a good place to see us.


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