Win a Weekend Beach Retreat with Olympic Runner Jeff Galloway!

Decatur Active Living invites you to the Get Active! Atlanta Kickoff hosted by Team Decatur on Tuesday, July 24th from 6-8pm in Harmony Park. The event kicks off the eight week training program to prepare runners and walkers for the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk 5K to be held on September 13th in downtown Atlanta. Team Decatur is proud to host the Kickoff Event and enter a team for the third year in a row.

One lucky attendee will win a Beach Retreat with Olympic Runner Jeff Galloway. The winner will spend a weekend with a small group of walkers and runners in Santa Rose Beach on the Florida Panhandle, near Destin. The gift certificate covers tuition and a room (Value $425).

Subjects the retreat covers include fat-burning, staying motivated, increasing speed and endurance, training for a variety of race lengths, injury prevention and more. All retreat participants receive personalized running/walking evaluation from Mr. Galloway, a running book, individual attention and some meals.

How to win? Come to the Get Active! Atlanta Kickoff hosted and enter the FREE drawing.  The winning name will be drawn during the event. In order to enter the drawing you must have registered for Team Decatur.

 Harmony Park is located in the heart of Oakhurst at the corner of East Lake and Oakview Roads.

See you on Tuesday at the Get Active! Kickoff.

For more information on Team Decatur and to register for the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk 5k, visit www.decaturga.com/teamdecatur.

Team Decatur and Get Active Atlanta Kickoff Next Tuesday!

Join Decatur Active Living for the Team Decatur and Get Active Atlanta Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24 from 6-8pm in Harmony Park. Mayor Bill Floyd will give the official welcome and Olympian Jeff Galloway will be on hand to talk about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. Doc Broc will be there too!

Visit the Health and Fitness Expo and learn about leading a healthy lifestyle from local businesses. There will be drawings throughout the evening for chances to win prizes such as gift certificates for fitness and swim classes. Join in as instructors demonstrate Jazzercise, African Dance and more.

New this year! Ride your bicycle to the event and have it registerd by the Decatur Police Department. This will aid in its safe return if it is recovered after being lost or stolen.

Learn about Team Decatur and meet your team mates.

Be sure to stop by one of the great restaurants in Oakhurst before or after the Kickoff Event to enjoy a tasty dinner.

Team Decatur is sponsored by the City of Decatur, the Decatur Business Association, Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program, DeKalb Medical Center, Dynamo Swim Club, Adams Realtors, CORE Body Decatur, UJoint, Vision Properties, One Step At A Time and the Courtyard Marriott.

For more information visit www.decaturga.com/teamdecatur or contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or call 678-553-6541.

Team Decatur News

Congratulations to Team Decatur member Pat Godbee who ran the Peachtree Road Race on the 4th of July. Pat joined Team Decatur last year to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk held in downtown Decatur. She was one of 143 members. This year our goal is to have at least 250 on the team. Have you signed up yet?

You do not have to be a runner to join-we have many members who are just starting out with their walking and/or running programs. We will begin our training walks and runs on July 18 as part of the eight week training program offered to those who register for the event. Runs and walks are held in various places in Decatur thanks to our local running stores and Decatur Active Living, who will schedule and lead them.

I got an email the other day from Team Decatur member, Al Natanagara who wanted us to know how much participating in the program has helped him:

“I plan on completing all six Team Decatur Challenge races this year. I only began running last June, and when I read about the challenge, it became a major motivation to develop a routine. Since then, I’ve lost 65 pounds, my blood pressure has dropped to healthy levels, and I feel 20 years younger. My two young daughters are proud Decatur-ites who cheer me on at every finish line–that’s a sight worth working hard for. ”

Whether you want to get fit, improve your fitness level, or just have fun and get to know new Decaturites,  join us for the training and the September Kaiser Permanente Run/Walk and Fitness Program. To get more information on the KP and to register, click here. Be sure to select Team Deatur as your team.

Team Members receive a Team Decatur t-shirt to wear to the event and gather before and after the “race” in our team tent.

Do you have a photo or yourself in your TD shirt from the Peachtree? Send it to cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com and we will post it.