A 4th of July tradition, the annual Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta was held Wednesday morning -- 60,000 runners took part in the event.
So now we ask: How many people from Peachtree Corners ran in the world's largest 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race?
If you made the trip to mid-town today and have a Peachtree Road Race T-shirt to prove it, upload your photos to this story and share the good news with your neighbors.
A few fast facts about the race:
- It takes 3,400 volunteers to make the Peachtree possible.
- The 60,000 runners burn approximately 36 million calories running the 6.2 mile course.
- The coolest starting temperature on race day was 62 degrees in 1986 and 1989. The warmest was 80 degrees in 1970, ’73, ’77, ‘80, ’83 and ’91.
- Participants in the 2012 event represent 48 states and the District of Colum- bia. (North Dakota and Wyoming are not represented.)
- The states outside of Georgia with the most participants in the 2012 Peachtree are Florida with 800, Alabama with 643 and Tennessee with 590.
- 6% of the 2012 participants have run Peachtree 20+ times. 26% of participants in the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race will be running it for
the first time.
- 198 participants in the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race will be celebrating
their birthday on the Fourth of July.
- With just over 13% of this year’s participants, the 40-44 age group is the larg- est age group.