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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Hosts Sixth Annual Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K

Run/Walk Presented by Delta Air Lines to Showcase Eastside Trail, Neighborhoods

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Presenting Sponsor Delta Air Lines invite runners of all fitness levels to participate in the sixth annual Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K on Saturday, December 3rd beginning at 9:30 a.m. The race starts and ends at Stoveworks at the corner of Krog and Irwin Streets and showcases the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Participants will pass through the historic neighborhoods of Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey Highland, Virginia-Highland and Midtown during the race.

Medals will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers. There will also be awards for the top three male and female finishers in each age category. Participants are encouraged to join or register as a team, as awards will be presented to the largest, fastest and top fundraising teams and to the top individual fundraiser. The Eastside 10K is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.

Additional race day activities include a pet adoption event co-sponsored by the Atlanta Humane Society and Merial Pharmaceuticals, and a Tailgate Challenge in which local college alumni clubs will compete for prizes to see which group is the most spirited. If your alumni club would like to participate in the Tailgate Challenge, contact John Becker at john@atlblp.org.

The Eastside 10K will start and end at Stoveworks on Krog Street near Irwin Street

The Eastside 10K will start and end at Stoveworks on Krog Street near Irwin Street

“The Eastside 10K has become one of our premier events for engaging the public, showcasing the Atlanta BeltLine and its surrounding neighborhoods, and maintaining a focus on fitness and health,” said Rob Brawner, Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. “We want to thank Delta Air Lines and all of this year’s sponsors for their generous support of the Run.Walk.Go! Race Series and the Eastside 10K.”

The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K is part of the 2016 Run.Walk.Go! Race Series, which provides opportunities for people to explore different Atlanta BeltLine trail segments while staying active. Race proceeds benefit the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the nonprofit organization charged with raising funds and building broad-based support for the Atlanta BeltLine project. Joining Presenting Sponsor Delta Air Lines in supporting the race are major Run.Walk.Go! Race Series sponsors REI, Astra, Big Peach Running Co., CLIF Bar & Company, Jeff Galloway, Kaiser Permanente, AJC/Living Intown, and Kroger.

What:                  Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K

When:                  Saturday, December 3rd; race starts at 9:30 a.m.

Where:                Stoveworks, 112 Krog. St., Atlanta, GA 30307

Cost:                     $45 (early bird registration of $40 available through November 1)

Learn more and register online at beltline.org/races. Race registration is also available at any Big Peach Running Co. location in metro Atlanta.

For race sponsorship inquiries, contact Salisha Evans at salisha@atlblp.org.

About the Atlanta BeltLine and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that is among the largest, most wide-ranging urban revitalization programs currently underway in the United States. The project is creating a 22-mile loop of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a set of historic railroad corridors.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership enables the Atlanta BeltLine project by raising funds from the private sector and philanthropic community, engages the public through programming and outreach, and empowers the residents of the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods through targeted partnerships in the areas of health, housing and economic opportunity. For more information, visit beltline.org.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.

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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Office of Communications and Media Relations

John Becker
Communications Coordinator
(404) 446-4409, john@atlblp.org

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