Shepherd Center's Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 51st running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will be held across the country and around the world as the race moves to a completely virtual event on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020. Learn more on the Atlanta Track Club's website here.
Every July 4, Shepherd Center sponsors the Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. More than 60 world-class athletes from around the globe compete in this annual 10K event.
Some changes coming in 2020 are:
- The AJC Peachtree Road Race Wheelchair Division will award up to $60,000 in bonus prize money to wheelchair athletes who break an event record at the race’s 51st running on November 26, 2020. Any male or female winner of Shepherd Center's Wheelchair Division who tops the best times in the Elite Open Men and Elite Open Women divisions will be awarded – on top of prize money – a $10,000 bonus in honor of the 51st running.
- The Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race has been designated as the official Adaptive Track and Field USA (ATFUSA) national 10K event.
The Wheelchair Division follows the course set for the AJC Peachtree Road Race foot racers – 6.2 miles down Peachtree Road, starting at Lenox Road and ending on 10th Street at Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta. Learn more about the race and the new changes for 2020 at news.shepherd.org.
Shepherd Center staff members, patients and their families always line the race route along Peachtree Road in front of the hospital to cheer on the wheelchair and foot racers. The event is covered live by WXIA-TV 11 Alive News in Atlanta.
Race results are reported via Shepherd Center's social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and at news.shepherd.org. Results from previous year's races are available at the links below.
Wheelchair Division of AJC Peachtree Road Race
Event Sponsors 2020
- Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division of AJC Peachtree Road Race