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 information: Charity Name, Contact Information, Charity’s Mission, Commitment to use CrowdRise as a fundraising platform.

– Doug Roberson, AJC

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