Publix Super Markets Named Presenting Sponsor of the 2012 In-Training for Peachtree Program
In-Training for Peachtree Presented by Publix is one of three sponsorship deals the company has with the Atlanta Track Club
ATLANTA – April 24, 2012 – The Atlanta Track Club today announced a partnership with Publix Super Markets, naming Publix as the presenting sponsor of its In-Training for Peachtree program. In-Training for Peachtree Presented by Publix is the official training program of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
The 11-week, 10K training program begins April 28 and is designed for novice and intermediate runners training for the2012 AJC Peachtree RoadRace. Along with a customized training plan, the program features Saturday group runs at various Publix locations throughout the metro area. The program also includes informational running seminars, weekly training emails and a short-sleeve Reebok training team shirt for all participants. The 12 Publix training locations include:
- Acworth –BrookstoneVillage,1727 Mars Hill Rd.
- Alpharetta -1800 Haynes Bridge Rd., Suite B
- Atlantic Station –1380 Atlantic Dr.
- Atlanta / Decatur –TocoHillsShopping Center, 2969 N. Druid Hills
- Brookhaven – Town Brookhaven,104 Town Blvd., Suite A100
- Buckhead/Chastain – The Prado,5630 Roswell Rd.
- Lawrenceville - The Shops at Huntcrest,1030 Old Peachtree Rd.
- Marietta –WoodlawnPointShopping Center,1100 Johnson Ferry Rd.
- Midtown – Ansley Mall,1544 Piedmont Rd.
- Peachtree City -PeachtreeEastShopping Center, 130 Peachtree East Shopping Center
- Sandy Springs –AbernathySquareShopping Center,6615 Roswell Rd.
- Suwanee – McGinnis Crossing,1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Publix to include In-Training for Peachtree,” said Tracey Russell, executive director of the Atlanta Track Club. “Publix focus on health and wellness as well as giving back to the community is aligned with our mission, and we look forward to continuing the partnership.”
Publix has sponsored the AJC Peachtree Road Race since 2009 and recently signed on as a sponsor of the 2012 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay, held Sunday, October 28, 2012.
“Nutrition and fitness go hand-in-hand when it comes to living a healthy life,” said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manger for Publix Super Markets. “Publix supports the AJC Peachtree Road Race and the ‘In-Training’ program because it gives us an opportunity to encourage others to eat better and train smarter so that they can not only run the race but improve the quality of the life they live.”
For more information regarding In-Training for Peachtree Presented by Publix, visit peachtreeroadrace.org/training.
About the Atlanta Track Club
The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) is a nonprofit organization established to inspire and engage the community to achieve health and fitness through running. With more than 16,000 members, the ATC 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 Marathon and Marathon Relay (atlantamarathon.org), and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K (atlantahalfmarathon.org), the Atlanta Track Club directs more than 25 running events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, the 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 the ATC’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on the Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
About Publix Super Markets Inc.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 151,000 employees, with 2011 sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,051 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, www.publix.com.
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