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2012 Peachtree Road Race Kicks Off July 4th

On Wednesday, July 4th the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race will kick off its annual festivities. Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the event attracts runners of all ages from around Georgia to enjoy the scenic city course and festive atmosphere. The road race was originated in 1970 and has been a Fourth of July tradition ever since.

The famed road race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park. The wheelchair race begins at 6:45 a.m. while the footrace begins at 7:30 a.m.

Registration for the event is closed, and organizers suggest that all event participants and spectators take MARTA, which will begin running at 5 a.m. on race day.

The course starts at Lenox Square and travels down Peachtree to 10th Street in Midtown and finishes on 10th Street just outside of Piedmont Park.

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