For immediate release
May 16, 2016
The City of Lilburn announces a new race for runners who did not receive a Peachtree Road Race bib. Ruppert Landscape's Peachtree Reject 10K/5K will be held July 2, 2016 on the Camp Creek Greenway.
This race caters to a crowd who appreciates the one-of-a-kind Peachtree experience but will not be running the world's largest 10K. Rejects will enjoy doughnuts at the finish line, an appropriate award for top finishers, and a party in Lilburn City Park. Though "Absolutely no qualifications necessary" is the race tagline, the courses are U.S. Track and Field certified to appeal to serious runners.
Visit www.peachtreereject.com for registration information.
As the title sponsor for the event, Ruppert Landscape will return proceeds from race entries back to the community. Registration fees will benefit Lilburn Terrace Apartments, which is an award-winning “independent living” facility for mobility-challenged adults, and Lilburn Community Partnership, which works to unite and strengthen the diverse Lilburn community.
"Ruppert Landscape is proud to sponsor the Peachtree Reject race. This is a fun way for us to get involved and give back to the community," said Steve Faber, Ruppert's Lilburn branch manager and partner.
Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, provides commercial landscape construction and management with 18 branches serving seven primary markets in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Atlanta. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community.
The Peachtree Reject kicks off the Independence Day long weekend, which will conclude with fireworks in Lilburn City Park on July 4. This is the sixth year the City of Lilburn has hosted Sparkle in the Park, including a concert, kids activities, food, and fireworks. What won't you find at Sparkle? A long wait in traffic after the show. The Lilburn Police Department efficiently clears all 12,000 people out of Old Town within 30 minutes.
Potential sponsors for both events may contact city Event Coordinator Rozalyn Schmitt at 770-638-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.