Buford Highway International Half Marathon May 14, 2016
There is more, and more focus on the Buford Highway Cooridor and the Gold Line of MARTA that ends in Doraville. From new housing construction, to new shopping centers...all this, coupled with the International flair that IS BuHi (one of it's new idenities!) is making for the area to be quite popular!
Another event that will bring people to the area and experience some of the flair will be the Buford Highway International Half Marathon, Saturday, May 14, 2016! This will be the inaugural event, and I'm sure this will be an annual event with no problem! As the marketing says, "a half marathon created for the adventurous foodie with a running problem!"
Where/What Is Buford Highway?
Buford Highway ( GA State Route 23) was the primary travel route before I-85 was constructed. After much todo, the current location of I-85 from Suwanee, GA to Greenville, SC was approved in late 1959, and completed in 1965. I-85 inside Atlanta (which became the new route and GA 23 an alternate) The remainder was completed in 1987 and 1988. When leaving Midtown Atlanta, via Peahtree or W. Peachtree Streets, you will enter the Buford Highway Connector....which takes you to the start of Buford Highway at Lenox Road and onto GA 400 and I-85 North.
From this point, Buford Highway runs...well all the way to Buford, GA! But we will just focus on Buford Highway in Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville, taking us to I-285.
This commercial cooridor is dotted with apartments, townhomes, restaurants, gas stations, shopping centers and more! We'll focus more on Buford Highway in another post!
What is the Route of the Half Marathon?
The headquarters for the Marathon is at Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Highway. From this map below, it looks like you will start at the Plaza Fiesta, and go either North or South on Buford Highway, ending back at the Plaza.
But we hope to see YOU at the Inaugural Buford Highway International Half Marathon May 14, 2016!