Initiative Offers Workouts, Resources and Virtual Experiences to Stay Healthy and Active at Home
April 17, 2020 - ATLANTA - Atlanta Track Club introduced a new initiative today aimed at helping runners and walkers in Atlanta and around the world stay healthy and active while staying at home. Atlanta Track Club's The Distance is a free online resource for running workouts, training programs, live strength classes, challenges, diet and health information and more, all created by the Club's expert staff, coaches and partners.
"We may not be able to run together, but we are all in this together," said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club's executive director. "Atlanta Track Club has been focused on health and safety for 55 years. This pandemic has given that focus a new direction as we explore not just how to stay active, but how to stay active in a time of social distancing. Running City USA is ready for the challenge."
The Distance will feature weekly running and walking workouts for advanced, intermediate and beginners; running games for children, weekly nutrition advice and beginning Monday, April 20, live strength and mobility classes on YouTube weekdays at 8 a.m. In the coming weeks, The Distance will include virtual running, jumping and throwing challenges that will provide a level of friendly competition during a time when races and meets are unable to held.
As the recommendations from health experts around exercising during this pandemic evolve, The Distance will create content for runners and walkers to reflect the changes. "We will truly go the distance with this project," said Kenah. "As you work to understand how to continue to fit running and walking into the rapidly changing world we live; we are here to help."
You can find The Distance at thedistance.atlantatrackclub.org. #TheDistanceATL
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
With more than 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.