Be sure to watch the Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race July 4!
This year Shepherd Center will share instant results, photos and video via our social media channels from the Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race July 4. Be sure to connect with us via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Race time is 6:45 a.m. and 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.
Also, 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.
61 wheelchair racers are scheduled to compete this year – 48 men and 13 women. This year, the Wheelchair Division draws racers from eight countries, including: U.S., Columbia, Canada, Mexico, Spain, South Korea, Australia, and Switzerland.
The full roster of athletes is available at www.shepherd.org/resources/sports/peachtree-road-race
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 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.