The 45th annual AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place tomorrow, July 4th 2014 starting at 6 am. The Gun Shot start will take place at 7:30, some of the participants start at 7:30, some a little later based on wave placement but then they can all gather back together at the finish line area for the celebration. This 10k is America’s largest run and is counting on having 60,000 participants. BlueGrace Marietta, owned by Slade Casey is focusing on being top participant in the run. Casey always participates in any run he can get into to, but he takes great pride in this race as it is one of the biggest events in his hometown. Slade always trains and amps himself up for all of his races, but he is ecstatic to be a part of this world class event. He says he will know most of the runners as they are a part of the local community. Slade also participated in this year’s Boston Marathon finishing in just over 3 hours. After the run, the party will continue in Piedmont Park all day, if you choose.
There is also a Peachtree event for the military oversees that has become very popular with military branches from all over the world starting at 7:30 am, where they are and running a 10k.
“I like the Peachtree Road race because it is a world class event in my hometown, Atlanta on the day we celebrate our independence. Running the streets from Buckhead to Midtown with 60,000 other runners from all over the world is an electric event. The spectators are loud, everyone is in red, white, and blue, the music is patriotic, there are tons of American flags being waved. It is almost like your feet don’t touch the ground for 6.2 miles” – says BlueGrace franchise owner Slade Casey.