Wednesday, April 17, 2013
What the "additional measures" entail has not been released.
Following Monday's bombings at The Boston Marathon, which killed three and injured dozens, Atlantans looked ahead to the upcoming Peachtree Road Race. When asked if Atlanta's police and first responders will increase security or change its protocols at the big race in light of Monday's tragedy, Atlanta Police told Buckhead Patch that a statement would be issued from the Mayor's Office. At 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Mayor's Office issued the following statement: "My thoughts and prayers are with the City of Boston today and all those who have been affected by today's tragic events. I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life and injuries suffered by so many people. Here at home, the City of Atlanta's First Responders are currently taking …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Donation will help support of the Bicycle EMT Program
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the the AJC Peachtree Road Race, presented Grady Health Foundation with a $15,000 donation to continue its support of the Grady Bicycle EMT program. The bicycle team includes Grady Health System EMTs and paramedics who provide various levels of emergency medical care to runners participating in the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4. The Atlanta Track Club has sponsored the Grady Bicycle EMT program since its inception in 2003 and to date has donated more than $135,000 to the program. “We would not have a successful AJC Peachtree Road Race without the support of the Grady Bicycle EMT program,” said Tracey Russell, executive director of the Atlanta Track Club. “We are extremely grateful for …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Shops provided music and refreshments for the 4th of July event.
- Sam Colt
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
If you thought you heard the unmistakable songs of Michael Jackson in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning, you weren’t hallucinating. Each year many local stores set up shop on Peachtree Road for the race, providing music, refreshments and encouragement for runners and onlookers alike. Jose Suarez, 41, is a DJ who set up his speakers in front of Imperial Fez in Buckhead. “We do this every year,” he said. Suarez said this was his fifth year playing for the race. He usually plays a mix of hip-hop as well as Arabic and Spanish songs. Further south, Newton Running, an athletic footwear store, set up a couple of tents in front of Varasano’s Pizzeria, providing beer for runners instead of water. Jim Whitlow, owner of Newton affiliate DEKA…
Thousands pour into Piedmont Park Wednesday morning after completing the 43rd annual 10K event
After record-breaking temperatures last weekend, runners were greeted to milder conditions for Wednesday’s running of the 43rd annual Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Watch the accompanying video to see the winners and who finished behind them. Official race results can be found at http://peachtreeroadrace.org/
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Did you attend the AJC 2012 Peachtree Road Race? If so, be sure to share your pictures and video clips with Patch!
The Peachtree Road Race is about much more than just running, it is an event that brings the whole community together in a variety of ways. We want to see photos and videos of how you spent your time at the road race this year with your family, friends and others in the community to give a unique look at the impact the race really has. Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the AJC 2012 Peachtree Road Race is expected to attract 60,000 runners of all ages eager to take part in the world's largest 10K. A July 4 tradition, the race will start at Lenox Square in Buckhead at 7:30 a.m. and finish at Piedmont Park in Midtown. Here is a rundown of recent articles related to the road race for a little inspiration: How is Buckhead Represented in the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Here is a look at the biggest events and best ways to celebrate July 4 around Buckhead.
Buckhead will be alive with events and celebrations on July 4. Here is a list of the biggest events, along with some select businesses offering extra special deals in relation to the the two main events that day - the AJC 2012 Peachtree Road Race and Lenox Square's 53rd annual fireworks celebration. Read on to find all the details and extra info for the Fourth of July in Buckhead that you'll need! Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the Peachtree Road Race is expected to attract 60,000 runners of all ages eager to take part in the world's largest 10K. A July 4 tradition, the race will start at Lenox Square at 7:30 a.m. and finish at Piedmont Park. Market's Annual Fourth Fest Spend the day on Market's patio to enjoy drink specials and …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Atlanta Track Club offers up ways to to stay safe while running or simply being active in high temperatures.
With temperatures in Atlanta surging past 100-degrees, many people in the Atlanta area and Buckhead are trying to find ways to beat the heat. Runners participating in the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race may be concerned that these high temperatures will be too much to deal if they continue through race day, July 4. The good news is while temperatures will hover around the 105-degree mark all weekend in Atlanta, weather on the day of the big race is, as of now, expected to be slightly cooler with a chance of showers, according to The Weather Channel. Even so, the temperature will be a sweltering 92-degrees on July 4. Whether you are running or simply spectating on race day, finding ways to beat the heat will still be important. The Atlanta …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tell us how you spent your time at the AJC Peachtree Road Race and you could win vouchers for McDonald's newest drink.
Did you run in the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race? Did you volunteer or cheer on a loved one? Maybe you just attended? If you participated in any way, this contest is for you. You can win a summer's worth of voucher's for McDonald's new Cherry Berry Chiller drink. To enter, all you have to do is let us know how you spent race day in the comments area below this article. Here is what you could win: First place: A summer’s worth (30) free Cherry Berry Chiller beverage vouchers Second place: 15 Cherry Berry Chiller vouchers Third place: 5 Cherry Berry Chiller vouchers Winners will be selected by Buckhead Patch in a random drawing to be conducted on Monday, July 9. We've attached the legal rules in case you're the sort who likes to read all the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
About 300-400 people will be given the chance to run the same course being utilized on July 4 for the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race.
As you drive through Buckhead tomorrow, you will see a familiar sight — a swarm of people running down Peachtree Road hoping to be the first to finish the big race. Don't worry, though, you didn't write the date of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Roadrace wrong in your calendar. The event taking place tomorrow will be the In-Training Peachtree Program presented by Publix. Approximately 300-400 members and coaches of the Atlanta Track Club's In-Training team began training for the for the road race in late April and will culminate the day of the July 4 road race. Tomorrow, June 23, beginning at 7:30 a.m., members of the program will have the opportunity to test their training skills as they run a "pre-Peachtree" along the same race day course. The…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
A new map released by the AJC shows the top participating zips in Metro Atlanta, including Buckhead.
As we draw closer to the July 4 Peachtree Road Race, the biggest 10K in the world, the number of runners that can be seen along roads like W. Paces Ferry and Peachtree Road itself seems to increase with each weekend leading up to the big event. This begs the question: Just how many Buckhead residents will be participating among the estimated 60,000 runners in this year's big race? The Atlanta Journal Constitution, sponsor of the Peachtree Road Race, recently released a map showing the top participating zip codes in the metro-Atlana area. According to the AJC's map, the top Buckhead zip codes participating are 30309, accounting for 1.77-percent and 30305, accounting for 1.48-percent of this year's participants. The 30327 zip code is …