Event to be held on May 6 at Centennial Olympic Park
ATLANTA – March 22, 2023 – Three American record holders have joined what will be a star-studded lineup at the inaugural adidas Atlanta City Games. The organizers of the meeting announced today that the sprinter aleia hobbsheptathlete anna hall and middle distance runner ajee wilson have committed to the event to be held at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, May 6.
“I’m very excited to come and compete in the adidas Atlanta City Games,” said Hobbs, whose 6.94 last month is the second fastest time in world history. “I’ve run and won in street matches before and there’s nothing like how close they get to the side of the fans.”
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Organized by Atlanta Track Club and Global Athletics & Marketing,The competition will feature sprints, hurdles, a pole vault competition, as well as 600 meters and a mile on the streets of downtown Atlanta. That’s where fans get to see Wilson, one of the most dominant middle-distance running backs in American history.
“I always enjoy running at the adidas City Games,” said Wilson, the 2022 world indoor champion in the 800m. “I’m looking forward to racing the streets of Atlanta this year!”
Hall, a bronze medalist at the 2022 world championships in the heptathlon, is also looking forward to competing in this unique setting.
“I’m very excited to compete in my first street meet,” said Hall, whose US record in the pentathlon last month is also second on the world all-time list. “I’ve only seen street encounters on TV before and I’ve been blown away by the setup. I have a lot of friends in the Atlanta area and I look forward to having them support me.”
Whether you’re friends of the athletes, track fans, or curious newcomers to the sport, the adidas Atlanta City Games are free and open to spectators. The match will also be broadcast live on the adidas YouTube channel.
May 6 will kick off with the Run with Maud 5K at 8am, a fundraiser for the Ahmaud Arbery Foundation to celebrate the life of Arbery, who died while running in 2020. The Games will take place in the early afternoon. Youth City, featuring the fastest young athletes in the state of Georgia. In the evening, runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to the Running City Mile, a mile race in which runners can compete against their own age group. The event will culminate in a professional race, kicking off the adidas Atlanta City Games, which will take place from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST. Registration for the Run with Maud 5K and Running City Mile is now open.
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a non-profit organization committed to creating a healthy and active Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
With more than 30,000 members, the Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org), the world’s largest 10K running event, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler, and the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, the Atlanta Track Club runs more than 30 events per year. . . Through the support of its members and volunteers, the Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program among the youth of the Atlanta metropolitan area, honoring cross country athletes and high school athletics through All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. To learn more about the Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.