Despite the rain, volunteers with the Atlanta Track Club have been working around the clock to prepare for 44th running of the Peachtree Road Race. Organizers have added extra security to the event in the wake of April's Boston Marathon bombings.
Savannah officials are expecting a tourism windfall from thousands of runners as the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon returns to the Georgia coast. Savannah officials have made changes to encourage runners to spend more time and money downtown this year after complaints from retailers last year.
For many who participate, the Peachtree Road Race is a tradition they wouldn’t think of skipping. And for others, it may become a new personal tradition. Race organizers say more than 30 percent of this year’s field will be first-timers.