About 6 miles east of Atlanta, there are some good running options around Emory University and the Decatur suburb.
Emory University: Large and impressive campus with some lovely green spaces for running. The highlight is the 185-acre reserve around Lullwater Park. This running map shows three different loop options. Can also link to the S. Peachtree Creek Trail from here. Other good running options include the Quad area (trail map), and trails around the health care area (trail map), and a nice track at Woodruff Soccer Field. At
South Peachtree Creek Trail. Nice, paved trail along a creek just east of Emory University, with some pretty, elevated boardwalk sections. Starting at Emory University near Chandler Lake, one spur goes for 1.5 miles north to Mason Mill Park, ending at N. Druid Hills Rd. NE. ROUTE MAP. Another spur goes 1.6 miles east to Medlock Park. ROUTE MAP