“Run the Rails will allow the community the opportunity to have a first look inside the Atlanta Streetcar, which will be displayed at Woodruff Park,” said Ken Cornelius, president of Siemens’ Cities Center of Competence. “The nearly 3,000 Atlanta area Siemens employees are proud to help bring streetcars back the city.”
Participants will have the option to sign up for the timed 5K event or for a fun run called the Streetcar Stroll. Both will follow the same route but those participating in the Streetcar Stroll will have the opportunity to complete the course at their own pace. Starting at 8 a.m., the race will begin and end at Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta.
“We believe this event will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the unique assets that will soon be connected and accessible by the Streetcar,” stated A.J. Robinson, President of CAP.
After the race, participants will be encouraged to stay Downtown to explore all that the city center has to offer, including more than a dozen new pop-up shops. Launching in early June, the pop-up shops will open early, immediately after the race, to give participants a chance to preview and support the merchants selected for the 3-month long retail program. Downtown also features over 300 restaurants and is home to the Southeast’s best attractions.
Additional support for Run the Rails is provided by Cox Media Group Atlanta, B98.5, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, W Atlanta Downtown and Big Peach Running Company.