Saturday, April 4, 2009

Clayton State Track Club Peachtree Road Race Training Program Starts April 7

Starting on Tuesday, Apr. 7, and continuing for 13 Tuesdays through the end of June, the Clayton State Track Club (CSTC) and Clayton State University Head Track and Cross Coach Mike Mead will be holding a special training program for the Peachtree Road Race.

At a cost of just $25 per person, the CSTC/Peachtree Training Program will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday night, starting on Apr. 7 and running through June 30. Runners of all skill and interest levels are invited to take part, even if they’re not entered in the July 4 event.

Although the training program does not include an entry into the Peachtree Road Race, it does include a Clayton State Track Club t-shirt, one year’s membership in the Clayton State Track Club, and coaching from one of the state’s top collegiate coaches. The holder of nine “Coach of the Year” awards, and a member of the Atlanta Track Club’s masters team (his 10K PR is 30:54), Mead has led Clayton State’s men’s and women’s track and cross country programs to national prominence in the past 14 years, coaching three All-Americans in cross country and an even dozen in track and field.

Assisting Mead in coaching the CSTC/Peachtree Training Program will be Clayton State Assistant Cross County and Track Coach Hugh Toro, who has 17 years of coaching at the secondary school level, plus 11 years at Clayton State, and who has earned the title of “Mr. Peachtree” by running in every Peachtree Road Race since 1973.

The CSTC/Peachtree Training Program will meet at Clayton State’s new Student Activity Center. Individuals can sign up on the first evening. Checks should be made payable to: Clayton State Track Club. For more information, call Mead at (678) 466-4697 or email at

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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