Physical Wellness

As physicians we know that eating right and exercising are good for our bodies. Sometimes we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we don’t prioritize taking care of ourselves. That’s why we’ve developed activities such as our annual Physician Steps Challenge and provide healthy, tasty snacks in the physician lounges. Let’s help each other jump-start healthy habits.

Medical Staff Steps Challenge

In the 2018 challenge, Team Allis pulled ahead meeting their steps goal an average of 19 times during the month-long challenge.

Team Olaf was not far behind, meeting their goal an average of 15 times.

Love to run (or walk)? Children's physician Mark Wulkan shares why Atlanta is the best place to get out and move!

Additional resources

Register Now for the Inaugural Speedway Spin Benefiting Children’s

2019 Strong4Life's Superhero Sprint

From the Stair Gyms to the Streets: One Physician’s 5K Adventure

2017 Children’s Physician Steps Challenge

Physician Finishes Strong at 2018 Boston Marathon

This Father's Day, Children's Physician Takes Wellness Cues from his Family

Doctors Tie Up First Place in Unconventional Race

Summer Road Trip Survival Guide

Children's Doctors Shine in Summer Race

Races and Training Programs

Each year Children's employees participate in the Publix Half Marathon, Autism Speaks Walk, Superhero Sprint, Kaiser Permanente 5K and Associated Credit Union All-Star Run.

We’re lucky that Atlanta has such a strong race community and we want to make it easier for you to plug into the exciting race events around town.

Below you’ll find a list of races and triathlon events in the metro Atlanta area and resources for finding other events throughout Georgia.

Races benefiting Children's

Want to do even more to support Children’s? Add these races to your calendar—they support Children’s and are a great way to spend time with your coworkers being active.

Saturday, March 23
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival 5K

Sunday, April 28
Austim Speaks Walk (in partnership with Marcus Austism Center)

Saturday, June 1
Strong4Life Superhero Sprint

Friday, Sept. 13
Marathon by Midnight at SunTrust Park

Atlanta Track Club Events

The following events are sponsored by the Atlanta Track Club (ATC). If you’re an ATC member, many races are FREE to register.

Tuesday, Jan. 1
Resolution Run 5K and 1 Mile

Saturday, Jan. 12
Southside 12K*

Saturday, Feb. 2
Hearts & Soles 5K*

Saturday, Feb. 9
Atlanta Hawks Fast Break 5K

Saturday, March 2
Road to Gold

Sunday, March 17
Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday, April 27
Singleton 4 Miler*

Saturday, Aug. 3
Decatur Dekalb 4 Miler*

Saturday, Aug. 17
Atlanta’s Finest 5K

Saturday, Sep. 21
Wingfoot XC Classic*

Sunday, Oct. 20
PNC 10 Miler

*Races marked with an asterisk are FREE to register for ATC members

Atlanta Triathlon Club Events

The following events are sponsored by the Atlanta Triathlon Club.

Saturday, April 27
Tri the Parks, Carrollton

Sunday, April 28
West Point Triathlon, West Point

Saturday, May 4
Peachtree SuperSprint, Peachtree City

Sunday, May 19
CrawlMan Swim/Run, Winder

Saturday, June 8
Tri the Parks, Gainesville

Sunday, July 21
Crow's Lake Duathlon/Sprint, Jefferson

Saturday, July 27
Tri the Parks, Elberton

Saturday, Aug. 3
GA Veterans Sprint, Cordele

Sunday, Aug. 11
GA Peach Women’s Sprint, Buford

Sunday, Aug. 18
Tri to Beat Cancer, Athens

Saturday, Aug. 24
Tri the Parks, Carrollton

Saturday, Sep. 7
Peachtree City Sprint

Saturday, Sep. 14
Tri the Parks, Gainesville

Sunday, Sep. 29
Lake Lanier Islands Sprint

Sunday, Oct. 6
Sprint on the Flint, Bainbridge

Saturday, Oct. 19
Rockin' My Mini, Macon

Additional Races in Georgia

To find more races in the metro Atlanta area, and throughout the state of Georgia, run a search on RunGeorgia.com.

If you or a team of coworkers would like to complete any community race, such as a 5K, a 10K or marathon, Strong4Life offers beginner training plans. Contact Strong4Life@choa.org if you have a team ready to train.

Additional training resources:

Tools for healthy living

Physicians, use the tools below to move more and make healthier food choices.