January 12, 2018 – ATLANTA - Proudly based in the last American city to host a Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta Track Club announced Thursday its intention to bring the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon to Atlanta.
The nation’s second largest running and walking organization notified USA Track & Field that it will bid to organize the race, which will determine the three men and women who will represent the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“Atlanta is a city with an Olympic legacy and an Olympic future,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director. “This is a place where national champions are crowned. From the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship to the 2019 Super Bowl and now possibly the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon, sports fans know they can count on Atlanta to host world-class events for our country’s best athletes.”
The 2020 Olympic Trials will be held between January and March of 2020. The winner of the bid will be announced by USA Track & Field at the end of March 2018. Atlanta is one of four cities to announce their intention to bid for the event. Austin, TX, Chattanooga, TN and Orlando, FL have also notified USA Track & Field of their intention to submit a bid for the race.
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 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.