ATLANTA - November 18, 2022 - Running City USA, meet Pete the Peach! Atlanta Track Club
introduced its first ever mascot today - a cool, friendly and Atlanta-loving
peach. Runners, walkers, volunteers and fans will have the opportunity to meet
Pete at next week's Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile and
Dash as well as at the race number pickup and pop up shop leading up to the
Pete comes to Atlanta from a peach farm in South Georgia after
being harvested this past summer - on July 4 to be exact - and chose to come to
Atlanta to take part in as many running and walking events as possible.
"Running City USA has everything you could ever
want: running, running and more running," said Pete. "And if there's anything
you could know about me, I love to go on runs and walks…especially with
Since arriving in Atlanta, Pete has met with
fellow mascots like Blooper, Freddie Falcon and Harry T. Hawk to learn more
about what it's like to be a mascot in Atlanta, Georgia. Pete has also worked
with Atlanta Track Club's staff to learn all about the Club's mission and
vision of a healthier Atlanta through running and walking.
"Pete's enthusiasm for health and fitness is
contagious," said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club's CEO. "We look forward to
seeing Pete motivate, inspire and encourage Atlantans to get out and go for a
run or a walk."
Pete's first public appearance will be
number pickup for the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon events
Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and then again on
Wednesday November 23 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Fanplex at 768 Hank Aaron
Blvd. Pete will be starting the races and meeting participants at the Invesco
QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile & Dash on Thanksgiving
morning. Registration is still available.
can read more about Pete and learn how to invite Pete to your upcoming event here.