Overseas AJC Peachtree Road Race Remote Starts Scheduled for Saturday, July 3
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
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
10:00 p.m. EDT Camp Arifjan, Kuwait City Race Start (5:00 a.m. July 4 in
10:30 p.m. EDT US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq Race Start (5:30 a.m. July 4 in
Where: AJC Peachtree Road Race Start
Peachtree Road in front of entrance to Lenox
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.
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Race Overseas Locations and Contact Information
July 3rd 10:00 p.m.
Capt. Mathew Rodeck
Camp Victory Baghdad, Iraq
July 4th 5:00 a.m.
CPO. Samuel Kramer
Near Kuwait City, Kuwait
July 4th 5:00 a.m.
July 3rd 10:00 p.m.
US Embassy Complex Baghdad, Iraq
July 4th 5:30 a.m.
July 3rd 10:30 p.m.
Capt. William Halicks
About the AJC
Peachtree Road Race
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
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
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