ATLANTA – March 25, 2014 – Atlanta Track Club announced today that special charity entries for the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race are now available. Those who did not register in the online lottery or who were not selected for the 2014 event can purchase a charity number to benefit Kilometer Kids, Atlanta Track Club's youth running program.
"The AJC Peachtree Road Race charity entries provide a unique opportunity to participate in one of Atlanta's most beloved traditions while giving back to the community through which we run," said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club's executive director. "Money raised from these entries will help more children learn healthy habits through Atlanta Track Club's Kilometer Kids program."
A limited number of 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race charity numbers will be available through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 20. The special entries are $150 each, $115 of which is tax deductible and will go directly to the Kilometer Kids program. Kilometer Kids is a youth running program that inspires children to achieve health and fitness through a fun and supportive running program, empowering them to make smart lifestyle choices. The special charity entries are only available to those who are not already registered for the event. Those who purchase these entries will automatically be placed in start wave E unless a finish time that qualifies for an earlier start wave is provided.
About the AJC Peachtree Road Race
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a 10K event that takes place every Fourth of July in Atlanta, Georgia. The first Peachtree was held in 1970 and featured 110 runners. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is now the largest 10K running event in the world with 60,000 participants. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers. For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race visit peachtreeroadrace.org or ajc.com/peachtree.
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 19,000 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 Atlanta Marathon (atlantamarathon.org), and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K (atlantahalfmarathon.org), 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.
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