Get ready…get set…GO!!!! The Atlanta Peachtree Road Race is a 10K race which is held annually on July 4th. In 2007, the race was the world’s largest 10 K race with an estimated 55,000 participants and 77,000 applicants, a title the race has held since 1970.
The starting line begins on Peachtree Road at Lenox Square Mall, the race continues down Peachtree Road. Near Piedmont hospital is mile 4, this area is mostly uphill giving it the nickname “Cardiac Hill” (good thing they are next to a hospital!). The race ends next to Piedmont Park, making this race 6.2 miles. After you have finished the race you are given the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race T-shirt.
Some runners have commented about distractions along the way. From the start of the race to the very end there are individuals playing music and cheering the runners a long. Some participants say running the 10 K during the road race is much better than running a 10 K alone; the distractions help the runners forget about how much pain their body is withstanding.
Come out July 4th to see the world’s largest road race!!