Shepherd Center's Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race
AJC Peachtree Road Race Wheelchair Division
Registration for the 2021 race is now closed.
After going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AJC Peachtree Road Race will return in person on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 in 2021. Also returning in person is Shepherd Center’s Wheelchair Division, which will host the best wheelchair racers in the world on July 4.
This year, the AJC Peachtree Road Race will award up to $40,000 in bonus prize money to foot racers and wheelchair athletes who break an event record at the race’s 52nd Running on July 3 or 4, 2021, the Atlanta Track Club has announced. Any male or female winner of the foot race or 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 52nd running.
Every July 4, Shepherd Center sponsors the Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, where world-class athletes compete in this annual 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. While this year’s race will be in-person, special precautions are being implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Club has commissioned a COVID-19 task force lead by AJC Peachtree Road Race co-medical director Jonathan Kim, M.D. The task force will regularly meet to assess the current conditions and adjust event mitigation efforts accordingly. Current mitigation efforts include: extended race time and a limited field; strictly enforcing face coverings for all in attendance when not running or walking; hydration stations along the course will be self-serve; and post-race gatherings in Piedmont Park, such as the Atlanta Track Club Member Party, will be suspended at this time.
The Peachtree has also added a division for push-assist athletes, which is also historically only available to athletes who meet certain qualifying standards.
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 2021
- Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division of AJC Peachtree Road Race