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AJC Peachtree Road Race 

For Immediate Release

28 June 2010

 

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

2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 30                Last Day for Media Credential Sign-Up

Information on media credential sign-up is available at www.atlantatrackclub.org/peachtree/Press_Center.

Friday, July 2

10 a.m.                         Peachtree Press Conference (at Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo)
Join Tracey Russell, Race Director of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, along with members of the 2010 Peachtree Invited Athlete and Wheelchair Division fields as they discuss highlights of 2010 event.
 
AmericasMart
230 Spring St.
Building 2, West Wing
Atlanta, Georgia
 
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.            Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo
The Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo has moved venues to the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta.  Along with featuring more vendors than ever before and hourly 2010 Peachtree number giveaways, for the first time in the event’s history, Peachtree participants will be able to pick up their numbers at the Expo.
 
AmericasMart
230 Spring St.
Building 2, West Wing
Atlanta, Georgia
 
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.          Media Credential Pick-Up (at Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo)
AmericasMart
230 Spring St.
Building 2, West Wing
Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, July 3

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.             Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo
The Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo has moved venues to the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta.  Along with featuring more vendors than ever before and hourly 2010 Peachtree number giveaways, for the first time in the event’s history, Peachtree participants will be able to pick up their numbers at the Expo.
 
AmericasMart
230 Spring St.
Building 2, West Wing
Atlanta, Georgia
 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.            Media Credential Pick-Up
Ritz-Carlton Hotel - Buckhead
Invited Athlete Suite (Envoy Room)
 
10 p.m. - 11 p.m.          Remote Start for Overseas Races
Tim Singleton, founder of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, and Major General William Johnson, founder of the Kuwait Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, will remotely start the Peachtree overseas divisions which are taking place in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.  Over 4,000 military personnel are expected to participate in the overseas edition of the 2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race.
 
AJC Peachtree Road Race Start Line
Peachtree Road near the entrance to Lenox Square Mall

Sunday, July 4

6:45 a.m.                      AJC Peachtree Road Race - Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division Start
 
7:30 a.m.                      AJC Peachtree Road Race - Footrace Start
                                   
Mayor Kasim Reed is the Honorary Starter for the 2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race.
 
7:57 a.m.                      Approximate Time First Male Runner will Cross Finish
 
8:01 a.m.                     
Approximate Time First Female will Cross Finish
 
8:30 a.m.                       Yacht Rock Revue Performs
2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race finishers can celebrate their accomplishment with Yacht Rock Revue, one of Atlanta’s favorite bands.  Yacht Rock Revue will perform their favorite summer jams of the 70s on the awards stage beginning at 8:30 a.m.
 
                                    Awards Stage (Piedmont Park Meadow)
 
9:00 a.m.                       Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division Awards Presentation
Awards Stage (Piedmont Park Meadow)
 
9:30 a.m.                      Unofficial Race Results Available
 
9:30 a.m.                      Footrace Awards Presentation
Awards Stage (Piedmont Park Meadow)
 
10:00 a.m.                    Delta Runway to the World Winner Announcement
Two hundred and fifty lucky Peachtree participants will receive a silver race number automatically qualifying them for the Delta Runway to the World Contest.  The winner of the contest receives airfare for two to Rome, Italy along with four nights hotel stay in Rome. The winner will be randomly selected on race morning and must be present to win.
 
Awards Stage (Piedmont Park Meadow)
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About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 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 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers.  For more information on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 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 Atlanta Journal-Constitution 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.
 
About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
T
he Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the leading source ­ both in print and online ­ of news, information and advertising for metropolitan Atlanta, reaching a total print and online audience of nearly 2.2 million people each week. Every month, nearly 2.3 million unique visitors access the newspaper's Web sites, including ajc.com and accessAtlanta.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is part of Cox Media Group, a publishing, digital media and broadcasting subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises.


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