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Atlanta Track Club Acquires Georgia Marathon/Half

Atlanta Track Club Acquires Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

The Club is proud to continue the event‰Ûªs tradition in its 10th year

 

ATLANTA ‰ÛÒ December 15, 2015 ‰ÛÒ Atlanta Track Club today announced its acquisition of the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon from Life TimeSM,
The Healthy Way of Life Company. Ownership of the event transitioned to
Atlanta Track Club in a deal that was finalized in early December ahead
of the event‰Ûªs 10th anniversary, scheduled for Sunday, March
20, 2016. Included in the deal, Life Time‰Ûªs Athlinks, the world‰Ûªs
largest database connecting athletes and events, will stay on as a
sponsor of the event for the next five years.

 

‰ÛÏThe
Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon has become a tradition for
runners and walkers in the Southeast, and we are proud to continue that
tradition as we celebrate its 10th year,‰Û said Rich Kenah,
Atlanta Track Club‰Ûªs executive director. ‰ÛÏWe will work with Publix to
build on the event‰Ûªs strong heritage and continue the world-class
experience participants have come to expect from Atlanta Track Club.‰Û

Kimo
Seymour, senior vice president of Life Time Events, is pleased to
transition the marathon to such an esteemed organization. He says,
‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªre excited for the continued growth and success of the Publix
Georgia Marathon and look forward to supporting the race through our
Athlinks portfolio of services, including registration, timing and
results hosting.‰Û

While
the marathon and half marathon distances will take place as planned,
Atlanta Track Club has cancelled the Luckie 5K. All registrants of the
2016 Luckie 5K will be offered a full refund or an alternative race
registration. Atlanta Track Club is currently evaluating the marathon
and half marathon courses, and will announce any changes soon.

 

The
Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon began in 2007 with more
than 17,000 registered participants, making it one of the largest
inaugural marathon combo races in history. The event has since become a
‰ÛÏTrue Southern Tradition‰Û, appealing to beginner, committed and local
elite runners alike.

Online registration and more information for the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon is available now at atlantatrackclub.org or georgiamarathon.com.

 

 

About Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta
Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy
Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates,
inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With
more than 24,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest
running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC
Peachtree Road Race (
peachtreeroadrace.org)
‰ÛÒ the largest 10K running event in the world, the Atlanta 10 Miler and
Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30
events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers,
Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives
including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running
program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and
track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club‰Ûªs All-Metro Banquets
and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on
Atlanta Track Club, visit
atlantatrackclub.org.

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