ATLANTA – July 1, 2015 – If you aren’t one of the 200,000 spectators lining the course for the AJC Peachtree Road Race and its inaugural Peachtree Cup elite international competition on Saturday, there are plenty of other options for watching the race.
11Alive (WXIA-TV) in Atlanta will kick off its race coverage at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, with a live stream at on.11alive.com/streaming of the pre-race press conference from Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park. Featuring Peachtree Cup captains Shalane Flanagan (Team USA), Gebre Gebremariam (Team Africa), Daniele Meucci (Team Europe), and Yusuke Hasegawa (Team Asia), as well as top wheelchair athletes Tatyana McFadden and Krige Schabort, the press conference will include the unveiling of the first-ever Peachtree Cup trophy.
On race day, 11Alive will broadcast and stream the race live at on.11alive.com/streaming from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with a prime-time, one-hour highlight show beginning at 8 p.m.
Focusing on the Peachtree Cup competition among the four elite international teams, USATF.TV will stream the race live beginning at 7:15 a.m. And for the first time, beginning at 11 p.m. on July 6, NBC Sports Network will broadcast a one-hour highlight show of the race.
The 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race will have a total prize purse of $98,500, with $81,000 of that amount set aside for the team competition. The remaining prize money will be awarded to individuals in the men’s and women’s open and masters races.
The 46th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is the world’s largest 10K, with 60,000 participants.
Additional details about the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race are available at peachtreeroadrace.org.
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 21,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
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 finishers. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is now the largest 10K running event in the world with 60,000 participants. The AJC 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 AJC Peachtree Road Race visit peachtreeroadrace.org or AJC.com/peachtree.
About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The 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 1.5 million people each week. Every month, nearly 4.1 million unique visitors access the newspaper’s websites, 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.