Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Hosts Successful Seventh Annual Eastside 10K

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) would like to thank everyone who came out to Stove Works on Saturday, December 2 for an incredible 2017 Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K, presented by Delta Air Lines! The weather couldn’t have been much better for an early December race. Close to 1,300 runners/walkers/strollers (close to 1,400 registered) were part of a historic group that ended this year’s race on the newly-opened Eastside Trail extension. Thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who came out in force to help make our final Run.Walk. Go! Race Series event of the year a huge success. Thanks also to the Atlanta Music Project youth choir for performing the Star Spangled Banner for us again this year, and special thanks to Big Peach Running Co. for their support of this year’s race. We really appreciate our partnership with Big Peach.

We would also like to thank our sponsors for this year’s event: Delta Air Lines, Ponce City Market, Whole Foods Market, Astra, Big Peach Running Co., Clif Bar & Company, Jason’s Deli, Skyline Park, VeinInnovations, Atlanta United FC, The Icebox, AJC/Living Intown & Living Northside, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters and The Coca-Cola Company.

Here are the top three male/female finishers and their gun times. These top performers took home Eastside 10K race medals and gift cards from Big Peach Running Co.

1. Holly Ballenger (39:08.1) – at left below with ABP Exec. Dir. Rob Brawner
2. Veronica Amele (40:32.4) – at right below with ABP Exec. Dir. Rob Brawner
3. Katherine Stewart (41:05.9) – picture unavailable


1. James Moore (35:16.2)
2. Matt Auers (36:16.0)
3. Raymond Alexander (37:22.9)

Pictured above, l-r: James Moore, Matt Auers, Raymond Alexander, ABP Executive Director Rob Brawner

Complete results from Saturday’s race can be found here.

Additional winners from Saturday’s race include:

Largest Team – Back on My Feet Atlanta (second year in a row): Members of this team won Atlanta BeltLine Partnership fanny packs and water bottles.

Back on My Feet Atlanta

Fastest Team – East Atlanta Optimist Club (also second year in a row): Members of this team won a Run.Walk.Go!-branded backpack and compression socks from VeinInnovations.

East Atlanta Optimist Club

Top Fundraising Team – RealtorTherapy: Members of this team won Run.Walk.Go!-branded race towels, tour passes to Old Fourth Distillery, and ABP-branded fanny packs.

Top Individual Fundraiser – Stacy Shailendra won a Retrospec Fixie bike from Mountain High Outfitters, an autographed Atlanta United FC jersey and an Atlanta United FC swag bag.

Second Place Individual Fundraiser – Gregory Groms won an Atlanta United FC swag bag.

First-place winners in this year’s Tailgate Challenge were the fans from Georgia College and State University (pictured below). Team members received ABP-branded fanny packs.

Here are links to three online albums of photos from Saturday’s race. There are some fantastic shots from the start/finish line area, from out on the course and as the awards were being given out. Find your favorites and download them for free:

If you were an age group winner (1st, 2nd or 3rd) and did not pick up your race medal on Saturday, here’s a link to a page that provides information about how you can get your medal mailed to you.

Lastly, we encourage you to keep the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership in mind when you do your year-end giving.

Thanks again for participating in this year’s Eastside 10K, everyone! See you in 2018 for more great Run.Walk.Go! Race Series events.

~ The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Run.Walk.Go! Race Team

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    1. Thanks for this great blog post!! Lily’s story is a wonderful one and we will definitely be sharing it with our audience. Thanks for being a part of our free fitness class program, Gauge Fitness! – John Becker, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

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