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A Pair of Father’s Day–Appropriate Races

94482b03df525f61961decf250382841Father’s Day is nearing. And good news, we’ve found the perfect thing for you and Pops to bond over. Heat exhaustion. Sorry, we mean multi-mile races. There are two of them coming up: the Father’s Day 4-Miler and the Firebreather Challenge. Below, a guide to picking the right one to run with Dad. Go ahead, let the old man win.

The Race
4-Miler: The route circles Grant Park. And finishes... in the Braves dugout.
Firebreather: Six and a half miles of rugged mountain trails. Also, multiple river crossings (no, you can’t use an inner tube).
Edge: Father’s Day 4-Miler. Just keep Pop and Fredi González separated.

The Obstacles
4-Miler: You’ll be running almost strictly on city streets. So, you know, potholes.
Firebreather: Twelve-foot walls. Balance beams. And 20-pound sandbags. That you’ll carry.
Edge: Firebreather. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. What doesn’t kill Dad throws his back out.

The Competition
4-Miler: Braves fans. People who take speed-walking really seriously.
Firebreather: World-class athletes. Guys who own lots of tank tops.
Edge: Firebreather. Your father was a world-class athlete once. The year: 1972. The sport: bowling.

The Postrace Festivities
4-Miler: Admission to the Braves game. Nachos. Cold ones.
Firebreather: An after-party with live music... from a band that Dad has almost certainly never heard of.
Edge: Father’s Day 4-Miler. Foul balls make great gifts.

Vitals

Father’s Day 4-Miler
at Turner Field
755 Hank Aaron Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-522-7630
official website

Firebreather Challenge
at Old Rope Mill Park
Old Rope Mill Rd
Woodstock, GA 30189
official website

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