Atlanta, GA,
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February
2018
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Online Registration Now Available for Wheelchair Division of AJC Peachtree Road Race 2018

Registration is now open for Shepherd Center’s 37th annual Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, which is set for July 4, 2018 in Atlanta. This year, participants can register online at Shepherd.org/PeachtreeRoadRace.

Participants must complete an online application and pay a registration fee of $35 per person by June 10, 2018. All athletes must meet a 45-minute qualifying time. A 10K race time, including date and location, are required with the registration form.

Every July 4, more than 60 world-class athletes from around the globe compete in this annual 10K event. 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 Atlanta.

Shepherd Center staff members, patients and their families always line the race route along Peachtree Road in front of the hospital to cheer on the wheelchair and foot racers. The event is covered live by WXIA-TV 11 Alive News in Atlanta.

“It is an amazing event for the athletes and patients to participate in,” said Rebecca Washburn, manager of Shepherd Center’s Beyond Therapy® and wellness programs. “It gives our patients a sense of what each of them can achieve.”

Wheelchair Division participants can download more details about the event in the downloads section above.

Shepherd Center will be hosting a pre-race social for Wheelchair Division athletes and their guests on July 3. Also, a post-race brunch for athletes and their guests will be held at Shepherd Center immediately following the race.

For more information, contact Rebecca Washburn at (404) 350-7787 or rebecca.washburn@shepherd.org.

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.