The Annual Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta, Georgia

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The Peachtree Road Race 10K is one of the biggest athletic events in the South (Atlanta, Ga.) each year on July 4. It’s also the USA 10K National Championship Road Race, so all the big dogs will be toeing the line.

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.

The event began on July 4, 1970, with 110 runners now known as the “Original 110,” running 6.2 miles through Atlanta to Central City Park.

Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezghi will be starting dead last at Peachtree as part of a charity chase fundraiser to see if he can catch the entire 22,000-runner field. At least seven Olympians have also been confirmed for the event.

It’s more of a street party and social event than a race, with far more spectators and revelers than runners, so everyone is welcome! All the bars along Peachtree open up at 6 a.m.

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Supporters can help Keflezighi reach his goal by donating to Kilometer Kids. All proceeds will go toward expanding the reach and accessibility of the program in the Atlanta metro area as part of a continued effort to encourage young people to achieve health and fitness through running. Keflezighi is the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, and is the only person ever to win the Boston Marathon (2014), the TCS New York City Marathon (2009) and an Olympic medal (2004).


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