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Ten things to do on the Peachtree Road Race course that aren’t running

If attacking a 10K bright and early on the muggy morning of a holiday isn’t quite your patriotic celebration of choice, the Peachtree Road Race course serves up plenty of staples of American culture throughout the rest of the year. So for those who prefer a more air-conditioned trek, here are 10 other ways to tackle the route. Start your engines at Lenox Square, just as the runners do each July 4th.

Fans react to Baton Bob’s “White Lesbian Bitch” fireworks display

There were plenty of fireworks Thursday night on Atlanta street performer Baton Bob’s Facebook page. Following an altercation with a fan at the Peachtree Road Race, the city’s alleged "Ambassador of Mirth" took to his Facebook page and posted this update to fans:

10 reasons I love the Peachtree

Every year I run the Peachtree, I’m filled with all sorts of warm and fuzzies about Atlanta and being an Atlantan—which, if you’ve ever attended a pro sports game when we’re playing Boston or Chicago or New York, you know can be a complicated emotion to pinpoint. Here are ten reasons the city’s greatest athletic tradition is one in which we can all partake:

City: Video surveillance part of beefed-up Peachtree Road Race security

This week, mayor Reed issued a statement heralding Atlanta's “enhanced safety measures” at the world’s largest 10K, which draws 60,000 runners and hundreds of spectators to our city’s foremost thoroughfare. Among the measures mentioned was installation of more video cameras along the race route.

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