Even if you’ve never completed a triathlon, you’d probably be hard-pressed to describe it as a “kind” sort of race. But then maybe you’ve never heard of Wanderlust 108, a “mindful triathlon” that comes to Piedmont Park on October 4. The first leg is a 5K run, followed by a 45-minute yoga class and a half hour of guided meditation—all of which “place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength.” Afterward, there’s more fun with music, food trucks, and local vendors. Wondering why they call it “108”? It’s not the average weight of a yogi; in some Eastern traditions, the number signifies the connection between the mind, body, and universe.
This article originally appeared in our October 2015 issue.