Archive for February, 2012

Peachtree Road Race names two charity partners

Operation Homefront Georgia and Kilometer Kids were named today as the official charity partners for the AJC Peachtree Road Race. This is the first year that the Atlanta Track Club, which organizes the July 4 race, has named charity partners.

Operation Homefront, based in East Cobb, provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded veterans in Georgia.

Kilometer Kids, an Atlanta Track Club group, is an incentive-based youth running program. It was started in 2007 and now helps more than 2,800 kids from 53 schools in at-risk neighborhoods in Atlanta.

The money raised through the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest 10K, will benefit both charities.

Those interested in raising money for the charities, or a charity of their choice, can do so through the online site CrowdRise.com, according to the Atlanta Track Club.

Charities interested in raising funds  through the AJC Peachtree Road Race should email Peachtree@CrowdRise.com by March 15 with this …

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AJC Peachtree T-shirt designs accepted until Feb. 28

Organizers of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will accept submissions for the T-shirt contest until Feb. 28. For more information on how to enter, go to www.peachtreeroadrace.org/event-information/t-shirt-contest.

The five finalists, selected by judges from the Atlanta Track Club, the AJC and local graphic artists, will be revealed on www.ajc.com/peachtree on March 15.

The public has until April 30 to vote on their favorite design. The winning design will be unveiled on the Fourth of July, race day.

“The unveiling of the T-shirt design at the finish of the AJC Peachtree Road Race has become a cherished tradition at the Fourth of July event, and it’s always wonderful to be able to showcase the work of talented artists through the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest,” said Tracey Russell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club, said in a statement. “The contest also provides a fun way for event participants and Peachtree fans to have a say in what’s …

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