Twelve Local Nonprofit Organizations Selected for PNC Atlanta 10 Miler’s Adopt a Mile Program
ATLANTA, September 9, 2016 - Atlanta Track Club has selected its Adopt a Mile program participants for the 2016 PNC Atlanta 10 Miler. Twelve organizations will receive a donation from Atlanta Track Club for “adopting” a mile along the race course on Sunday, October 23.The organizations were selected based on their work to improve health and fitness in the metro Atlanta community through walking and running, with a special emphasis on those serving youth. Participating groups will bring at least 30 people on race day for course support, cheer zones and entertainment.Up to $5,000 can be earned by organizations that offer extra course support through the Adopt a Mile bonus points system. Points will be given based on categories including the number of volunteers, number of participants in the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler or 5K, creativity of the cheer zone, level of enthusiasm and cleanup efforts. Additionally, the organization voted “Best of the Best” by event participants will earn a $500 prize. The 2016 Adopt a Mile program participants are:Adaptive Running – Blaze SportsAtlanta RollergirlsBack on My Feet AtlantaBriarlake Elementary Track ClubDecatur Bulldog BoostersEvansdale Elementary FoundationGirls on the Run AtlantaInternational Community SchoolMiles for Cystic Fibrosis (65 Roses)Piedmont Park ConservancyPeachtree Ridge Cross CountryWalton High School Cinder ClubThe PNC Atlanta 10 Miler, now in its fourth year, features an exciting course that starts and finishes at Atlantic Station and leads runners through Buckhead.For more information on the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler or the Adopt a Mile program, visit atlantatrackclub.org.About the PNC Atlanta 10 MilerIn its fourth year, the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler features a scenic but challenging course that starts and finishes inside Atlantic Station and takes participants on a tour of unbeatable skyline views and tree-lined Buckhead streets. As the featured second stop for participants in the Triple Peach Race Series presented by Mizuno, this event is a perfect next step after the AJC Peachtree Road Race and a great final tune-up for the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon. Held along with the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler is the Atlanta 5K. For more information, visit atlantatrackclub.org.About Atlanta Track ClubAtlanta 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 26,000 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.