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35th Annual Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race Set for July 4

Sixty-two wheelchair racers are scheduled to compete in one of nation's largest and fastest wheelchair 10Ks.

The 35th annual Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race kicks off at 6:43 a.m. July 4. Sixty-two world-class wheelchair racers – 54 men and eight women ranging in age from 12 to 59 – are expected to compete.

This year, the race – founded and sponsored by Shepherd Center – draws athletes from six countries, including Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain and the United States.

Shepherd Center will share race results, photos and video via the hospital's social media channels during and after the event. 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 hospital to cheer on the wheelers and 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 here.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.