We did it! We slogged through 6.2 miles in 100 percent humidity, with the threat of rain looming the whole time (but, thankfully, remaining only a threat until about 11:30 a.m.).
You decided the night before that because the forecast called for rain, you were going to sit this one out. You watched the race on TV and Twitter, kicking yourself because it rained nary a drop as your running brethren hoofed it down Peachtree.
Whether you ran or chickened out, we want you to tell us your race experience in the comments below.
In the meantime, here were some of our highlights:
--There were far fewer costumes spotted than in years past, but there were still a few brave souls who got into the spirit, including a man dressed in full firefighting gear as a tribute to the 19 firefighters who recently died fighting an Arizona wildfire, and two men who ran in full-body red, white and blue spandex suits.
--There were also far fewer live musical acts than normal, but we appreciated the rock band playing under the covered shelter at Moe's and the gypsy punk-sounding band playing in a lot close to Peachtree Battle.
--We were pleasantly surprised by the number of people who still came out to run --and cheer the runners on -- despite the promise of torrential downpour. It was a testament to the popularity of the Peachtree Road Race and the dedication of runners.
--The shirts. For the first time in a long time, we truly loved the shirt design and color choice. We know some people might complain about that black isn't a great color for people running in the heat, but we think they look -- dare we say it? -- stylish. For running shirts, at least.
What were your highlights (or lowlights)? Weigh in below:
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