Sunday October 21st, 2018
Distance: 10 Miles · 5K
The PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K is one of Atlanta's most popular running and walking events. Starting and ending at Atlantic Station, runners and walkers wind through Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood and are encouraged by cheer zones at every mile. Challenge yourself to Conquer Cardiac Hill by running as fast as you can up the famous hill at mile 7. Celebrate your finish with family and friends at one of Atlantic Station's many restaurants. This event will sell out, so sign up today!
|Male||56:57||Evan Park||20||Alpharetta, Georgia|
|2nd Male||57:01||Cody Moore||21||Durango, CO|
|3rd Male||57:50||Evan Beauchamp||29||Atlanta, GA|
|4th Male||58:56||Aaron Wilkinson||23||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Female||59:54||Lauren Woodring||29||Bethel Park, PA|
|2nd Female||1:04:05||Allyson McGinty||26||Suwanee, Georgia|
|3rd Female||1:05:41||Gracie Griffith||19||Atlanta, GA|
|4th Female||1:06:39||Kathy Wiegand||43||Tucker, GA|
|M 40-49||1:04:03||Chance Regina||45||Peachtree Corners, GA|
|M 50-59||1:01:57||Kenyrik Alexis||50||Grayson, GA|
|M 60-69||1:16:55||Jon Ludwig||63||Decatur, GA|
|M 70+||1:31:06||Sam Benedict||70||Atlanta, GA|
|F 40-49||1:07:30||Kim Hakes||45||Marietta, GA|
|F 50-59||1:18:50||Jan Rempe Tilinski||55||Roswell, GA|
|F 60-69||1:22:23||CJ Williams||61||Roswell, GA|
|F 70+||1:51:02||Laura Lee||72||Marietta, GA|
ATLANTA, October 22, 2017 –With a new course, plentiful crowd support and pleasant fall weather, runners and walkers enjoyed the fifth annual PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K this morning. More than 5,000 participated in the event, which starts and finishes at Atlantic Station and runs through West Midtown, Buckhead and Midtown.
Evan Park of Alpharetta, Georgia, broke the tape for the men in the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler with a 56:57 finish. Park finished fifth last year and developed a strategy going into this year’s race. “I had a game plan that if there were three miles to go, I’d hit the gas a little bit. Then with a mile and a half left, I saw a guy right behind me and thought it would be a good time to go,” said Park, who enjoyed the new course. “Going down Cardiac Hill [instead of up] was nice but if you’re going to go down hills, you’re going to go up them, too.”
Back to defend her title for the women was Lauren Woodring. The PNC employee once again dominated the women’s field, finishing in 59:54 – more than four minutes ahead of second place finisher Allyson McGinty of Suwanee, Georgia (1:04:05). “I thought maybe we’d luck out and the new course would be flatter,” laughed Woodring, who is from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. “It’s still challenging, but it was good to come down and enjoy Atlanta since it’s such a beautiful city.”
In the Atlanta 5K, it was a sprint to the finish for the men. Atlanta Track Club Elite’s Jeremy Greenwald outkicked his competition, winning in 15:16 and just one second ahead of second place finisher Sean Stetler of Atlanta (15:17). Greenwald recently returned to Atlanta for graduate school. He says he’s already seeing the benefits of running for Atlanta Track Club Elite. “By this point, I know my teammates’ strengths and weaknesses and they know mine. It’s helpful to have them in the race during the tough spots.”
The top female finisher for the Atlanta 5K was Carmen Graves (17:38), who also runs for Atlanta Track Club Elite. She also worked with her teammates on the course today as she pushed for the win. “My plan was to go out really easy, and we ended up working together for the first mile. After the second mile, we started breaking up, so I just tried to keep my cadence going into the finish.”
The 2017 PNC Atlanta 10 Miler featured a new twist on its a “race within a race,” Conquer Cardiac Hill presented by Mizuno. Instead of racing uphill as in previous years, splits were timed for participants as they ran from the top of the hill to the bottom. Roger Schmidt and Courtney Strosnider were crowned King and Queen of Cardiac Hill for finishing the challenge the fastest in 5:12 and 5:47 respectively. Found approximately two miles into the new 10-mile course, Cardiac Hill is the name given to the stretch of Peachtree Road that rises more than 12 stories in elevation in less than a mile. The top 100 fastest particpants down the hill received a commemorative mug.
Participants of the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler enjoyed cheer zones created by 10 local nonprofits selected for Atlanta Track Club’s Adopt a Mile program.The Club chose the organizations 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 nonprofit organizations depending on the level of assistance, participation and enthusiasm from each group. Additionally, the organization voted “Best of the Best” by event participants will earn a $500 prize. For a list of participating organizations, visitatlantatrackclub.org.
For complete results for the 2017 PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K, visitatlantatrackclub.org.