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Preserving Atlanta's Olympic History
It all started with two treadmills. They ran continuously for 48 Hours at the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo covering nearly 800 combined miles to raise money to resurface Cheney Track at Phoenix Park in Atlanta. The site of the track and field warm up facilities during the 1996 Olympic Games has not been updated in more than 20 years and is in desperate need of a new surface. Our goal is to restore it to a state-of-the-art facility for the community to run, jump and throw and at which to host future Kilometer Kids programs. The treadmills have stopped running, but we are still accepting donations from people who want to help us making running and walking universally accessible in the Atlanta community.
Currently, Cheney Stadium hosts Atlanta Public Schools Track & Field Meets. Your donation will help pay for a brand new facility once used by gold medalists like Dan O'Brien, Gail Devers and Michael Johnson to be used by the gold medalists of the future.
To donate, fill out the form to the right or text "KKCC" to 444-999 and follow the instructions.
Team up with Kilometer Kids
Atlanta Track Club's Kilometer Kids is a free, game oriented running program designed to get kids (ages 7 to 14) in the community active! The mission of Kilometer Kids is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to area youth through a running-based program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices.
The program launched in 2007 with one location serving 38 kids. Kilometer Kids has grown significantly and now impacts more than 8,000 children each year in the Atlanta region and beyond. The program is funded by Atlanta Track Club, private donations, grants and community partners. Kilometer Kids is an official charity of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Kilometer Kids Youth Running Series
As Kilometer Kids celebrates 10 years, Atlanta Track Club is introducing a free race series designed to provide children with more access to its events. See upcoming events and learn more here!