The 43rd Annual AJC Peachtree Road Race will go on as scheduled for the Fourth of July, but with additional security measures in mind following the Boston Marathon bombings Monday that killed three people and injured 140 plus.
Tracey Russell, the Atlanta race director, told WXIA that she was returning from Boston when the two explosions occurred.
Russell plans on preparing for the world’s largest 10K run by working closely with the City of Atlanta to guarantee the safety of participants and volunteers during the event.
The Atlanta race attracts an average of 55,000 runners each year, with a number of 60,000 participating as recently as 2011.
Russell says that any new measures made will be announced as soon as the organization completes preparations with a number of other agencies.