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AJC Peachtree Road Race 

For Immediate Release

25 June 2010

 

For more information contact: 
Tracy Lott
            Atlanta Track Club
            Office – 404.231.9064 x 13
            Cell – 404.358.7834
            tlott@atlantatrackclub.org

Overseas AJC Peachtree Road Race Remote Starts Scheduled for Saturday, July 3



What:               Overseas AJC Peachtree Road Race Remote Starts
Hours before runners in Atlanta start heading to the start line at Lenox Square Mall to take part in the 41st running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, US military personal in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait will participate in the overseas editions of Peachtree.  Since 2004, the Atlanta Track Club has helped Coalition Forces stage their own version of the big event at different military bases throughout the Middle East.  Four of the overseas races will be started remotely from the Peachtree start line in Atlanta, GA on the evening of July 3.
 
When:              Saturday, July 3, 2010
10:00 p.m. EDT – Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan Race Start (6:30 a.m. July 4 in Kabul)
10:00 p.m. EDT – Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq Race Start (5:00 a.m. July 4 in Baghdad)
10:00 p.m. EDT – Camp Arifjan, Kuwait City Race Start (5:00 a.m. July 4 in Kuwait)
10:30 p.m. EDT – US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq Race Start (5:30 a.m. July 4 in Baghdad)
            
Where:             AJC Peachtree Road Race Start Line
Peachtree Road in front of entrance to Lenox Square Mall
 
Highlights:      Major General William Johnson, organizer of the first overseas AJC Peachtree Road Race in 2004, Tim Singleton, founder of the Peachtree, and Tracey Russell, Race Director for the AJC Peachtree Road Race, will be conducting the ceremonial starts for the overseas editions of the Peachtree at the official start line in Atlanta, GA.  Along with some former race directors of overseas editions of Peachtree, the family of Captain William Halicks, race director for event that will be taking place at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, will be on hand for the start of that race.  Capt. Halicks’ two daughters will both be running in the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta on July 4.  All of the remote starts will be conducted via cell phone to each base at the designated times.
 
A total of four overseas races will take place on July 4 in the Middle East (July 3 in Atlanta).  Each organizer of the overseas AJC Peachtree Road Races receives an official Peachtree start banner along with numbers for all the runners, and in the same tradition as the Atlanta event, all finishers will receive the coveted Peachtree T-shirt.
 
Contact:           Tracy Lott
Atlanta Track Club
Office - 404.231.9064 x 13
Cell – 404.358.7834
tlott@atlantatrackclub.org

                       
For video or photographs, please contact Kris Drees at kdrees@dvidshub.net or call 678.421.6612.
 
 
2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race Overseas Locations and Contact Information
 
Place
Local Date/Time
Atlanta Date/Time
Contacts
Email
Race Info
Camp Phoenix
Kabul, Afghanistan
July 4
th
6:30 a.m.
July 3rd 10:00 p.m.
Capt. Mathew Rodeck
mathew.w.rodeck@afghan.swa.army.mil
350 runners

Camp Victory Baghdad, Iraq
July 4th 5:00 a.m.
July 3
rd
10:00 p.m.
CPO. Samuel Kramer
samuel.kramer@iraq.centcom.mil

2500+ runners

Camp Arifjan
Near Kuwait City, Kuwait
July 4th 5:00 a.m.
July 3rd 10:00 p.m.
Sheryl
Van Landingham
sheryl.vanlandingham@csakuwait.org 
1100 runners

US Embassy Complex Baghdad, Iraq
July 4th 5:30 a.m.
July 3rd 10:30 p.m.
Capt. William Halicks
halicksswg@state.gov

350 runners
 
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About the AJC Peachtree Road Race
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a 10K event that takes place every Fourth of July in Atlanta, Georgia.  The first Peachtree was held in 1970 and featured 110 runners.  The AJC Peachtree Road Race is the largest 10K running event in the world with 55,000 participants.  The AJC Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted Peachtree T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers.  For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race visit atlantatrackclub.org or ajc.com/peachtree .   
 
About the Atlanta Track Club
The Atlanta Track Club is a non-profit organization established to inspire and engage the community to achieve health and fitness through running. With close to 10,000 members, the ATC is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race – the largest running event in the US – and the Atlanta Half Marathon, the Atlanta Track Club directs more than 25 running events per year.  For more information on the Atlanta Track Club, please visit atlantatrackclub.org.
 
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