Every 4th of July in Atlanta Georgia the Atlanta Journal Constitution holds the Peachtree Road Race (AJCPRR, or just PRR). The PRR is a 10K run down one of the many Peachtree streets, from Lenox Mall to Piedmont Park. It’s been going on for quite a while, find out more about the cool history and tradition here.
One of the things that makes the race a pretty spectacular event is the number of people! Up to 60 thousand participants run each year, making it pretty massive (the largest in the world). There are 26+ waves, with professional (really fast) runners at the start, people who walk it, and everyone in between. People dress up in fun costumes, too, and it’s a great atmosphere.
It’s also a great chance to plot some medium(ish)-sized data and see some pretty pictures!