On the evening of May 29, the Atlanta Track Club and the Atlanta History Center co-hosted an event to celebrate the upcoming 50th annual Peachtree Road Race. The race, which takes place in the heart of Buckhead, has been a staple of the Atlanta fitness community since its inception half a century ago.
We wrote about the AJC Peachtree Road Race exhibit when it was on display at Lenox Square, near where the race begins and ends, and it has since been installed at the Atlanta History Center where it will remain until June 21. This event was centered around the exhibition and featured several notable names in attendance including Hawks owner Jesse Itzler and Olympic gold medalists Gail Devers and Edwin Moses, among others.
While the exhibition focuses on the history of the Road Race leading up to this point, the event also served as the launch of a new initiative called the Next 110 that is dedicated to expanding the availability and accessibility of racing for potential runners. The program will encourage new participants through funding youth programs and public facilities including a new indoor/outdoor track and field facility.
Check out these photos from the May 29 event shot by Paul Ward.