For those not familiar, Adventure Runs are a bit of a scavenger hunt. At 7 p.m., a map is revealed at the start/end point (in this case the Road Runner store) with several “stops”. Participants then try to get to as many of those stops as possible within an hour. At each stop, runners collect tickets which are then drawn in a raffle immediately following the run.
I’ve found that breaking the run into short, attainable distances really helps me go longer than I normally would. For this run, I logged 5.6 miles — two more miles than a “normal” morning run.
I was able to make it to several stops, including a few outliers that I hadn’t attempted on previous Adventure Runs. The Strava map shows the route. I made it to the following checkpoints:
- The North Face Retail Store
- Trader Joes
- Roots Pressed Juices
- ROC House Fitness Spa
- Naan Stop
I collected quite a few raffle tickets, but frustratingly, won nothing. Meanwhile, a guy not far from me took home four prizes. When the luck is going your way…
Despite the lack of prizes, It felt great to log that many miles, on a hot and humid July evening in Atlanta.