The announcement comes as registrants of the AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery learn their status for the 2017 event. Registrants will be notified by Saturday, March 25 via email whether or not they were selected as one of this year’s 60,000 participants. Searchable results of registration status will also be posted on peachtreeroadrace.org and AJC.com/peachtree. Those who were not selected for the 2017 event or who did not enter the lottery can purchase a charity number.
“Atlanta Track Club wants to make running and walking available to as many people as possible,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. “Each Kilometer Kids charity entry gives someone a chance to run the world’s largest 10K while providing a year’s worth of Kilometer Kids programming to a child in the metro area.”
The charity entries are $150 each, $115 of which is tax deductible and will go directly to the Kilometer Kids program. These entries are only available to those not already registered for the 2017 event. Those who purchase the charity numbers will receive perks such as a Mizuno performance T-shirt, MARTA Breeze card, automatic placement in start wave E or higher and access to a separate VIP post-race appreciation area at Park Tavern.
Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids is a free, incentive-based running program designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to area youth ages 7 to 14. Launched in 2007, Kilometer Kids now impacts more than 8,000 children each year in metro Atlanta and beyond. The program is funded by Atlanta Track Club, private donations and partners.
The 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race is capped at 60,000 entrants and is the world’s largest 10K.
To register for a Kilometer Kids charity number or to learn more about the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race, visit 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 27,000 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 Publix Georgia Marathon, PNC 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.
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