4 quirky Atlanta races to run this summer

Couldn’t get into the Peachtree? Try these offbeat alternatives.
races in Atlanta this summer
Photograph courtesy of Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race

National Beer Mile
July 23
Shotgun your way through this Turner Field race, in which participants down a cold one every quarter-mile. Open-bar bash to follow.

Area 13.1 & Terrestrial 5K
August 13
Headlamps are required for the evening half-marathon or 5K through Riverside Park in—you guessed it—Roswell. Race swag includes an extraterrestrial-shaped medal.

Rugged Maniac 5K
August 20
Tackle 26 American Ninja Warrior–style obstacles—from crawling through muddy drainage pipes to hurtling down a 50-foot waterslide—at this Georgia Horse Park team competition.

Donut Dash
September 25
If you like your motivation in the form of sugary fried dough, the Duluth 5K (and Peachtree qualifier) greets runners with Dunkin’ Donuts at the finish line.

This article originally appeared in our July 2016 issue.