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2009-11-07 4:04 PM

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Subject: Question About the Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon...
It is a point-to-point race -- How do you get from the finish line back to the parking at the starting line?
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2009-11-07 4:09 PM
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It's a point to point, from Chamblee to Turner Field.  Best plan is to get to turner field early and take Marta to the Chamblee station.  Follow the crowds to the start.  It was my first Half and the PR lastest for quite a while.  Running to your car is pretty motivating, especially if it's cold.
2009-11-07 4:16 PM
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Thanksgiving is the Atlanta Half Marathon that Atlanta Track Club...ING does the Half in March!

2009-11-07 4:20 PM
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krisko - 2009-11-07 5:09 PM It's a point to point, from Chamblee to Turner Field.  Best plan is to get to turner field early and take Marta to the Chamblee station.  Follow the crowds to the start.  It was my first Half and the PR lastest for quite a while.  Running to your car is pretty motivating, especially if it's cold.


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2009-11-07 10:46 PM
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OR - what I do is park at the beginning and find a (pre planned) ride back to my car at the start.  You can also take the Marta back to your car but it's kind of miserable cause it's a long walk, you have to switch trains at 5 points and the trains are on holiday schedule which means you could stand around for a LONG (ie cold miserable) time.
2009-11-08 4:34 PM
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Or, you could just switch to the full and enjoy parking at the start/finish, later start time and heated tent with doughnuts(gag) while you wait for the start. Having done the half 7 times and the full twice I really think these little perks make the extra 13.1 worthwhile.

But best bet is to have someone drop you at the start and pick you up at the finish.  MARTA sucks. It made me late for the start one year.



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or do what I do, sign up, drink to much the night before, and bail all together.
2009-11-09 10:27 AM
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steventrihard - 2009-11-08 8:30 PM or do what I do, sign up, drink to much the night before, and bail all together.


That's always an option too...especially when it's cold/rainy and you've got a ton of family in town for the holiday.

I'm already out for this one since I'm working 'til 3.

2009-11-09 12:35 PM
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NatNegativeSplit - 2009-11-08 5:34 PM

Or, you could just switch to the full and enjoy parking at the start/finish, later start time and heated tent with doughnuts(gag) while you wait for the start. Having done the half 7 times and the full twice I really think these little perks make the extra 13.1 worthwhile.

This tent is for volunteers to check in and for folks to drop off their finish bags with warm clothes.  I got there really early becasue my wife was volunteering.  I huddled in the back and tried to look like I belonged and they let me stay.  About 30 minutes before the race you managed to sneak in.  How I have no idea.  When we headed to the start I realized you left your husband and two darling children out in the cold.   I'm sure they will send you the therapy bills.

btw, I liked the donuts.

2009-11-09 5:36 PM
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NatNegativeSplit - 2009-11-08 5:34 PM

Or, you could just switch to the full and enjoy parking at the start/finish, later start time and heated tent with doughnuts(gag) while you wait for the start. Having done the half 7 times and the full twice I really think these little perks make the extra 13.1 worthwhile.

This tent is for volunteers to check in and for folks to drop off their finish bags with warm clothes.  I got there really early becasue my wife was volunteering.  I huddled in the back and tried to look like I belonged and they let me stay.  About 30 minutes before the race you managed to sneak in.  How I have no idea.  When we headed to the start I realized you left your husband and two darling children out in the cold.   I'm sure they will send you the therapy bills.

btw, I liked the donuts.

Whatever. I've run this one twice and both times I've hung out in the tent. It really never occurred to me that it was not for the runners.

2009-11-10 5:17 AM
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My post was more about your ability to talk your way into the tent.  I saw tons of folks get turned away.

It was meant as one more example of how you are amazing.



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brown_dog_us - 2009-11-10 6:17 AM

My post was more about your ability to talk your way into the tent.  I saw tons of folks get turned away.

It was meant as one more example of how you are amazing.

Ah, see, that is why I was confused. The flattery. I can tell your brain must still be soggy from the swim. 

 

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