ATLANTA–The world’s biggest 10k footrace is held right here in Atlanta, Georgia every year on the 4th of July, drawing a handful of elite athletes, some more or less ambulatory human beings, and a multitude of walkers. Many of the latter group don’t even bother walking the whole six miles, sidling into the stream of runners somewhere in Midtown.
Why does anyone bother? Simple. The coveted Peachtree Road Race tee shirt is the answer. Though no one knows why the shirt is so prized, no one can dispute that it is.
Even so, Atlanta’s “runners” agree that even the best tee shirt isn’t worth being out in the rain.
“I have been training harder than usual this year,” said Steve Harbschdt, CPA. “I’ve been taking the stairs at the Chick-fil-a entrance instead of walking up the wheelchair ramp.”
Though no one can predict the weather, except for the lowly earthworm who strategically dies on sidewalks at the end of each storm, meteorologists agree that we will certainly have or not have weather Thursday morning.