Five Carter Associates to Run in AJC Peachtree Road Race for Independence Day
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) Peachtree Road Race is a long-standing Atlanta tradition. With an estimated 60,000 participants, it is the largest 10 kilometer race in the world — and it’s held right here in Carter’s hometown every Independence Day.
On July 4, 1970, 110 runners gathered at the old Sears parking lot on the corner of Peachtree and Roswell Roads. The group ran 6.2 miles through Atlanta to Central City Park in what would go down in history as the inaugural Peachtree Road Race.
Today, more than 150,000 spectators line the sides of Peachtree Road to enjoy the world’s largest 10K, a title the race has held since the late 1970s.
Carter has five associates participating in the event this year:
• Chelsea Holmes, Marketing Coordinator – This is Chelsea’s third time running the Peachtree Road Race. Her dad, who has completed the race 26 times, started a family tradition. She will run with her parents and three brothers.
• Marisa Winsky, Director of Marketing – This is Marisa’s first Peachtree Road Race and second 10K. She won entry for two participants for the road race from the AJC. Marisa will be running with her friend and running partner this year.
• John Carpenter, Senior Accountant – John will run the Peachtree Road Race for the third time today with his wife, father and twin brother.
• Cathy Brice, Accountant – Cathy and her husband have a tradition of running together every year.
• Rufus Chambers, Senior Vice President – This will be Rufus’s fifth year participating in the event.
We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July, from your friends at Carter.