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Hundreds From Suwanee To Run in Peachtree Road Race

The city's participation increases in the Atlanta tradition on Monday.

In case you want to know where about 6 percent of the Suwanee population will be on July 4, think Buckhead.

Peachtree Road Race officials say that 951 people from Suwanee have registered to run in the annual 10-kilometer run through the streets of Buckhead. That number is up from 2010, but that may be because the nation's largest 10k run increased its limit to 60,000 runners.

Suwanee City Hall will be well represented. Council Member Dan Foster and Public Information Officer Lynne DeWilde will be running in the race.

Foster runs three days a week for three to six miles. This will be his sixth Peachtree Race.

His best time is 48 minutes. He injured his knee in the 2009 race and had knee surgery in 2010. His goal this year is to finish in less than an hour.

An avid athlete, he also joined thousands of cyclists in the Georgia Rides To The Capitol event in March.

Start times begin at 7:30 a.m. The race begins near Lenox Square and ends at Piedmont Park. WXIA-TV will have live coverage beginning at 7 a.m.

For more information on the race, go to www.peachtreeroadrace.org.

Bob Williams July 02, 2011 at 01:56 AM
What a great showing for Suwanee. We do have a great community! My streak of 16 consecutive Peachtree Road Races ends this year. I'm in Cooperstown on a baseball fantasy trip. Best wishes to all the runners.

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