2023 ATC Singleton 20k Relay (Non-)Race Report

I had fun running the ATC Singleton 20k Relay with friends this morning.

5 folks smiling in front of a dirt path marked with cones.
Before the start

A contingent of my Saturday running group, the Saturday Run Family, ran the ATC (Atlanta Track Club) Singleton 20k Relay this morning.

The Singleton 20k Relay was the final event of the Grand Prix series, though it doesn’t count for points so it’s more of a celebration than anything else. It is four 5k laps, and teams can be 2–4 people.

We had 5 people to split between two teams, so we had a team of 3 and a team of 2. (We had a 6th person run on a third, unaffiliated team, too.) I was on the team of 3, and we ran Runner 1, Runner 2 for two laps, and then I ran the final lap. Our other team alternated laps instead of doubling up. I’m still building back fitness from my overuse injuries, so I ran my lap at an easy effort.

The race is a lot of fun; there's a lot of energy around the transition zone as teams hand off their baton. The course is a simple out-and-back on the BeltLine, so you see lots of other runners.

Afterwards we all enjoyed food and drinks at Monday Night Garage.

I enjoy the ATC Grand Prix series every year, and this is a fun way to cap it off.