Peachtree Road Race back to normal after pandemic precautions

Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 10:34 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - An Atlanta tradition continues: the Peachtree Road Race is back to normal after two years of pandemic precautions.

“We’re super excited. 2019 was the last time we had a normal Peachtree weekend and that was our 50th running, so it’s a little bit of a ‘Back to the Future’ type feel for us,” said Rich Kenah, the CEO of the Atlanta Track Club.

After a virtual race in 2020 and a split-up race in 2021, the race is back to its old self, seeing some 55,000 runners.

“Start hydrating really well tonight, and then tomorrow when the sun is shining, pace yourself and then every water station you don’t have to drink the water, just pour it over your head,” said Sam Chelanga.

A lot of that planning goes into the race’s route from Lenox Square to Piedmont Park.