Atlanta Track Club Annual Social to Benefit Kilometer Kids

ATLANTA – December 31, 2014 -- Atlanta Track Club will hold its 2015 Annual Social on Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks, desserts and a live and silent auction to benefit Atlanta Track Club’s youth running program, Kilometer Kids. Launched in 2007, with a focus on inspiring Atlanta youth to achieve health and fitness through a fun and supportive running program, Kilometer Kids is designed to empower children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyles choices, and now impacts more than 5,000 children each year in the Atlanta region and beyond.

Olympic Medalist and American Record Holder Deena Kastor will serve as the guest speaker for the event. Kastor won a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic Games Marathon. She also holds the U.S. record in the marathon and half marathon, as well as the world masters half marathon record. Her other accomplishments include competing in the 10,000 meter race at the 2000 Olympic finals and qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Marathon.

A limited number of tickets for the event are available online at through 11:59 PM EST on January 6, 2015.

A partial listing of auction items is below, and more information will be available at the Annual Social.

Live Auction items include:

Atlanta Track Club Lifetime Membership & AJC Peachtree Road Race entry for two (opening bid $500) 

VIP Peachtree Package for Two (opening bid $750), comprised of:

- Two nights at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead hotel across from the AJC Peachtree Road Race Start

- Entry to professional athlete dinner

- Race day perks including a wave bump up to Wave A, warm-up with the elite athletes in the pre-race area, ride on the athlete bus from racefinish back to the Ritz, entry to the awards stage area

- Invitations to the post-race sponsor celebratory event

Triple Peach Training with Personal Coach (opening bid $1250), which includes:

- Speed workout and training log review with Olympic Athlete, Amy Begley

- Entry into AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Half Marathon

- VIP Training package for all events with a pair of Mizuno shoes

World’s Best 10K in San Juan (opening bid $2000), consisting of:

- Two entries into the World’s Best 10K in San Juan Puerto Rico, March 1, 2015

- Delta roundtrip airfare for two

- Three nights’ hotel accommodations at beach front resort 

Boston Bound for Kilometer Kids (Opening bid $1000 with commitment to fundraise an additional $6000 between Jan-April 2015)

- Entry for one into the 2015 Boston Marathon

- Delta roundtrip airfare for one

- Three nights’ hotel accommodations at the Lenox Hotel, steps from the finish line


Silent Auction items include: 

Meb Keflezighi-autographed Peachtree t-shirt and bib number (10 available) - goes to first ten $150 donations to Kilometer Kids

Painting of favorite AJC Peachtree Road Race t-shirt

Specialty Running Store Packages: Fleet Feet Decatur, Phidippides, West Stride

Sports Authority - $250 gift card

2 "runners" kits (one women’s and one men’s) of items that include a duffel bag, running shirt, water bottle and sweatshirt

RacePak pine crate full of nutritional treats for a runner: items ranging from massagers to whole fruit bars and indulgent chocolate

Georgia Aquarium: VIP Behind the Scenes tour and 4 entries

Delta Airlines Flight Simulator and museum entry for up to 4 participants

Kaiser Permanente Challenge: 20 entries into the KP Corporate Run/Walk in September 2015. The entries will also include tent space for the group

All-Star Race Entry: includes one 5K entry into the Hawks, Braves and Falcons races and associated game tickets for two

Triple Peach Race Series entry

Mizuno Women's 5K package: Women’s 5K VIP Training and Women’s 5K race entry, a pair of Mizuno shoes, long sleeve performance top and headband

Run Around the Park (Ekiden) - Team Package for 5 participants with tent, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages

RunSafer workshop with Todd Williams for running group (max of 20 participants), the week of January 14, 2015

A month of speed workouts (4 sessions) with local coach, K. Graham

Running Camp tickets (ZAP fitness) for 2 people

Sports Massage (multi session): 2 X 1/2 hour sports massage and 2 X 1 hour sports massage at Sports Massage and Integrated Therapies

High School track/Cross Country camp scholarship - Asheville, NC: Smoky Mountain Running Camp Gift Certificate for one week at SMRC Middle School Session (one middle school athlete), July 12-17, 2015