AJC Peachtree Road Race by the numbers

6:38 PM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA - A day after the 44th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, organizers and participants are crunching the numbers.

55,700 people finished the race, down slightly from last year.

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111,400 feet sloshed through the mud in Piedmont Park past the finish line. Just like in years past, race organizers will pay for any work needed to clean and repair the park.  The amount needed for any restoration will be determined next week.

More than 400 Atlanta police officers worked the race. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, all officers in the department worked 12-hour shifts both Wednesday and Thursday, logging a total of 46,800 man hours. Race organizers say they'll help pay for some of the overtime.

Police won't say how many security cameras were put in place for the race along Peachtree Street, but they're staying.
The Atlanta Track Club will donate $26,200 to Boston victims.

According to Grady Hospital, their medical team worked five medical emergencies during the race, the lowest in more than 20 years. A Grady spokesperson says there was one "heart rescue" and four others transported. There were no fatalities.

MARTA says about 206,000 passengers road their rail lines on the 4th of July, while another 85,000 took the bus. The transportation authority has no way of knowing how many of those people were bound for the Peachtree Road Race, but Independence Day ridership was significantly down from previous years.
A spokesman believes rain was a big factor.

The last runner finished in 4:31:43. April Holbrook suffered a stroke ten years ago and finished her dream of running the Peachtree.

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