Whether you’re a runner, a volunteer handing out water, or a cheering spectator, the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race always makes July 4th a fun and memorable day in Atlanta! What began with a meager 110 runners all the way back in 1970 has grown over the years to the 60,000 it has today. Such a big race—one of the world’s largest 10k races, in fact—requires extra security, and the city of Atlanta has you covered.
Peachtree Road Race security has been increased by adding 30 new SWAT officers and bringing in bomb-sniffing dogs who will walk the route. With the Peachtree Road Race security increased, you can run the race with some peace of mind.
You can also run the race for a cause this year. The Atlanta Track Club has made a limited number of entries available to benefit some great charity partners, one of which is Kilometer Kids. Kilometer Kids is a fun and supportive running program that works to inspire youth to be healthy and fit. The special entries are $250 each, $215 of which will go directly to the charity of your choice—anything from Kilometer Kids to Ahimsa House to Cystic Fibrosis.
Don’t forget, leading up to the main event is the 2013 Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo which will include informational seminars on running and plenty of activities for the kids in the Family Fun Zone. The expo takes place from July 2-3 at the Georgia Wellness Congress Center.