ATLANTA, Ga - Approximately 5,000 runners and walkers enjoyed the third annual Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K Sunday.
The course started and finished at Atlantic Station and led participants through the hills of Buckhead.
FOX 5 Atlanta’s Investigative Reporter Randy Travis finished the 10-miler in 1:19:48. “It means extra bacon for breakfast,” said Travis.
Andrew McLain, who just last month relocated from Indiana to Atlanta join Atlanta Track Club’s elite team, won the Atlanta 10 Miler with a commanding lead. McLain finished in 51:17, more than four minutes ahead of second place finisher Jay Stephenson of Rome, Georgia. Lauren Philbrook of Auburn, Alabama, was the top female finisher with a time of 58:10.
In the Atlanta 5K, Blake Jorgensen of Atlanta finished first for the men in 15:02. Hannah Stefanoff, also of Atlanta, broke the tape first on the women’s side in 18:48.
“As this event continues to grow, and with the 10-mile distance selling out for the first time, it’s clear that the Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K is becoming a must-run event in Atlanta,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. “Our staff and volunteers were proud to offer an exciting race-day experience with more course support than ever before, thanks to our expanded Adopt a Mile cheer zones and Conquer Cardiac Hill presented by Mizuno.”
Atlanta 10 Miler participants were treated to cheer zone support from 13 local nonprofits that were selected to be part of Atlanta Track Club’s Adopt a Mile program. The organizations were chosen based on their work to improve health and fitness in the metro Atlanta community through walking and running, with a special emphasis on those serving youth. Atlanta Track Club will donate up to $5,000 to each of the organizations for “adopting” a mile along the course, depending on the level of assistance and participation from each group. Additionally, the organization voted “Best of the Best” by event participants will earn a $500 prize.