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This Week's Peachy News
A Soggy Start To The Fall Season
It's Rainy, It's Gray, It's Fall

It's been kind of nasty outside since Saturday, with a few more rainy days ahead. The days are getting shorter. If you run before sunrise or after sunset, it is important to see and be seen. A headlamp is a great tool to add to your running wardrobe whether you run on roads or trails. Check out this short video from Nathan to learn more about the features of these new headlamps.

Store Happenings
Fun Ways To Have Fun With Us

Injury Prevention & Rehab 101
Kennesaw - September 29, 6:30pm

Exodus Health Center is coming to BPRC Kennesaw to help put the hurt behind you and get the healing moving forward!  Learn the causes and solutions for common foot, ankle, knee, and hip problems, and find out how to prevent injuries that will slow you down. This wil be a fun, interactive, and hands on learning experience! 

Register Now!

Group Run & Active Isolated Stretching
Midtown - October 1, 6:60pm

Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Patrick McWhirter is back! Enjoy a casual 2-6 mile run at 6:30, and then at about 7:15 (or so), get ready to stretch!  Patrick will demonstrate how to correctly and efficiently stretch your glutes, including piriformis, to obtain maximum flexibility and speed up recovery time.  As a practitioner of the Mattes Method of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Patrick will show us why so many are calling Active Isolated Stretching their secret weapon for training. Come dressed comfortably for a great run and interactive clinic about a self-stretch method you can apply to your gluteal muscles. Join us for either or both!

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Try On Party
Marietta - October 8, 6:30pm 

Capri weather is here. Check out the capri and crop styles from Lolë at a fun party! We'll have light refreshements, some really cool raffle prizes, and 15% savings on Lolë tops & bottoms. Fill out the feedback "fit" card and receive special gift. Sounds like a fun girls night out!
Register Now! 

Staying Healthy For The Long Run

Decatur - October 9, 6:30pm 

The BPRC Decatur Friday Night Happy Hour series returns! Dr. Lamar Frasier, DPT of Georgia Sports Physical Therapy wants to help you get to the start line, and more importantly, the finish line of your fall half or full marathon healthy and ready to go!  The clinic starts off with a talk about the benefits of strength training, circuit training, and how to train for power.  Dr. Frasier will also discuss good posture (standing and sitting), and then we get up and move! After a dynamic warm up, we'll break into groups and do some foam roller and strength training exercises.

Register Now!

Looking For A Few Good Peaches
Join Our Team! 

If you love to run, racewalk, fitness walk, and/or hike, think about joining our team! We have openings at almost all of our stores for 15-35 hours per week. (We ask that you commit to at least a year with us.) Your friendly, positive personality, and love for the lifestyle are the most important qualifications. Download an application and follow the instructions to send it to us. Be sure to include your resume, the hours you are available, and the store location(s) you prefer. 

Group Run News

 Here are a few highlights of upcoming store group runs. Check out our full group run schedule. There's always fun on the run for everyone.

  • Suwanee: Tues. 9/29 6:30pm - Meet the folks from Jonny & Xena 5K
  • AlpharettaWeds. 9/30 6:30pm - Run from Jekyll Brewery along Alpharetta Greenway, post-run fun back at Jekyll
  • Suwanee: Thurs. 10/16:30 pm - Meet the folks from the Taste of Suwanee 5K
TransFORMed Running
Free 1-hour Preview Clinics:
Marietta - Oct. 3, 8:00am 
Midtown - Oct. 3, 8:00am  
Alpharetta - Oct. 5, 6:30pm
Decatur - Oct. 5, 6:30pm
Kennesaw - Oct. 5 6:30pm
BrookhavenOct. 7, 6:30pm
Suwanee - Oct. 10, 8:00am
4-Hour Workshops:
Delivered in two
2-hour sessions - $60
BrookhavenOct. 10 & 24, 8-10am
Decatur Oct. 10 & 24, 8-10am
Kennesaw: Oct. 10 & 24, 8-10am
MariettaOct. 10 & 24, 8-10am
MidtownOct. 10 & 24, 8-10am
Suwanee: Oct. 14 & 28, 10am-12pm
AlpharettaOct. 17 & 31, 8-10am

To register for the preview clinics or classes, just click on the location of your choice.

The  basic principles of TransFORMed Running are:
  1. Posture
  2. Lean
  3. Landing 
Learning these principles will help transform your running to a more efficient & injury free experience! You'll have fun while you learn in a friendly, relaxed, and non-intimidating atmosphere. Perfect for runners of all paces and abilities.

Join us each week for a free Skills & Drills Workout designed to help you run stronger, run better, and be the best runner you can be.  The workout addresses core strength, balance, flexibility, form drills, and is perfect for all abilities and ages. (Bring the kids!)

Brookhaven 6:30pm
Midtown 6:30pm
Suwanee 6:30pm

Decatur 6:30pm
Marietta 6:30pm
Please note: Our Kennesaw workout is temporarily on hiatus

Alpharetta 6:30pm

Peachy Express
Free Same Day Local Delivery 
Need new running shoes and time is not on your side?  We want fresh kicks on your feet so you can get a good stress buster run in when you need to. 

Peachy Express  is available in 80+ zip codes around Metro Atlanta. Check to see if your zip code is on the list, choose your shoes, and you're good to go! Fresh kicks will reach you in a few hours*, and delivery is on us! If your favorite pair of shoes is not on the list, just call your neighborhood BPRC. If the shoe is in stock, it will be on it's way! (If it isn't, there's always a plan B.)

*Orders must placed by 6:00pm weekdays, and 4:00pm Saturdays. Sorry, this service is not available on Sundays.
31st Annual Strong Legs Run 5K/10K
November 7, Turner Field

This super fun fall favorite gets a big crowd every year. A family friendly event, the Strong Legs Run also includes a 2K Fun Run/Stroller Roll and Mascot Trot for kids 10 and under.  The post-race festivities include music and entertainment, food, give-aways, and a great party atmosphere. Best part? All proceeds benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Register at any BPRC. 

Atlanta Track Club Races

Important Updates:
The Atlanta 10 Miler is almost sold out! If you haven't signed up yet, drop by any BPRC to register before it's too late. Please note that the registration fee for both the 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half goes up at 11:59pm this coming Wednesday, September 30th. 

Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K Oct 25 
Enjoy a scenic run through Buckhead with some hills and lots of thrills. Register at any BPRC to save 10% off race entry. We also have a gift with purchase offer, and the chance for a free entry. More details found here.

Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K Nov. 26
No better way to start the Thanksgiving holiday and earn that extra piece of pie! Register at any BPRC to save 10% off race entry. We also have a gift with purchase offer, and the chance for a free entry. More details found here. 

Race Packet Pick-up
Save Time Race Morning 
Races listed below take place Saturday, October 3
  • Great Locomotive Chase 5K: Packet pick-up at BPRC Kennesaw on September 30th and October 1st  from 4-8pm. 
  • Run Like It Matters 5K: Packet pick-up at BPRC Marietta on October 2nd from 4:00-8:00pm. 

Other Ongoing Race Partnerships: 
  • Various Dates: XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Series - Next up: Ft. Yargo State Park 8.55/5.1Miler Oct. 10
  • Various Dates: Kennesaw Grand Prix Race Series - Next up: Garden Gallop 5K Oct. 31
  • November 1: Anything Is Possible 5K
  • November 7: Moustache Dache 5K Register at all BPRC locations
  • December 5 & 5: Run The Lights of Life 5K
May Your Best Miles Be Those Covered On Foot!

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