Peachtree Press Conference Scheduled for July 1

June 23, 2011

Members of the media are encouraged to attend the 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race Press Conference at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011 at Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park.

WHO:    Tracey Russell, Race Director of the AJC Peachtree Road Race
            Becky Washburn, Athlete Liaison for the Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division
            John Curtin, Professional Athlete Coordinator
            Members of the 2011 Peachtree Wheelchair and Footrace Divisions’ Professional Athlete Field

WHAT:   AJC Peachtree Road Race Press Conference
            Highlights of this year’s race and details on the new race elements for 2011   

WHEN:   Friday, July 1, 2011 
            10 a.m.

WHERE:  Magnolia Hall, Piedmont Park (parking available in deck)
             400 Park Drive
             Atlanta, GA 30306

**Media looking to secure race-day credentials must sign up by June 30 at http://peachtreeroadrace.org/press-center/media-credentials.  Media credentials will be available for pick up at the press conference.**

Highlights: World-class field for 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race
For the third year in a row, the AJC Peachtree Road Race will host the USA Men’s 10 km Championship resulting in a strong American contingent in the men’s field and upping the total Peachtree prize purse to over $110,000. In addition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race will serve as the championship race for the Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) race circuit, a nationwide series of road racing events. A $10,000 PRRO bonus is available to eligible athletes upon winning Peachtree. 

Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division Draws Field From Over 11 Countries
Close to 80 athletes from 12 countries including the U.S., Canada, Ghana, Great Britain, Mexico, Nigeria, New Zealand, South Africa, and Spain are scheduled to compete in the 30th edition of the Shepherd Center's Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. This event is considered one of the largest and fastest wheelchair 10 km races in the country.