Check the Atlanta Track Club's Web site (www.atlantatrackclub.org) for weekly Atlanta-area group runs.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Crisscrossed by 70 mi of trails, this rec area contains different parcels of land that lie in 16 separate units spread along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Much of it has been protected from development. Visitor Center, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy., Atlanta, GA, 30350. PHONE: 678/538-1200. www.nps.gov/chat. OPEN: Visitors Center: daily 9-5.
Piedmont Park. The longest running path in Piedmont Park is the Park Loop, which circles the park in 1.68 mi. 10th St. between Piedmont Ave. and Monroe Ave., Midtown, Atlanta, GA, 30309. PHONE: 404/875-7275. www.piedmontpark.org.