Atlanta, GA,
02
July
2015
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08:00 PM
America/New_York

34th Annual Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race Set for July 4

The 34th annual Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race kicks off at 6:43 a.m. July 4. Sixty-eight world-class wheelchair racers – 57 men and 11 women – are expected to compete.

The race – founded and sponsored by Shepherd Center – draws athletes from eight countries, including the United States, Australia, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria and Spain.

This year, Shepherd Center will share results, photos and video via the hospital's social media channels during and after the race. Follow us on Facebook, via Twitter at @ShepherdCenter and on Instagram at “shepherdcenter.”

The Wheelchair Division follows the course set for the 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.

If you are near Shepherd Center, be sure to join our staff, patients and their families as they line the race route along Peachtree Road in front of the center to cheer on the runners. If you can't make it to Peachtree Road on July 4, tune in to 11Alive/WXIA-TV for live race coverage beginning at 6 a.m.

The full roster of athletes and a "Fast Facts" sheet are available by clicking here.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.