Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race Set for July 4
The 32nd annual Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race kicks off at 6:45 a.m. July 4. Sixty world-class wheelchair racers -- 49 men and 11 women -- will compete.
The race -- founded and sponsored by Shepherd Center -- draws athletes from nine countries, including the United States, Costa Rica, Columbia, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Spain, South Korea and Switzerland.
This year, Shepherd Center will share results, photos and video via the hospital's social media channels during and after the race. Follow us via Twitter at @ShepherdCenter, Facebook and 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 and hand out Shepherd Center sweatbands to racers.
The full roster of athletes is available by clicking here.
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.