World’s largest 10K set for July 4th
ATLANTA – February 17, 2016 – Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, announced today that registration for the 2016 event will open on Tuesday, March 15 through an online lottery at AJC.com/peachtree. July 4, 2016 will mark the 47th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Those wishing to be one of the 60,000 participants selected can register for the event lottery online anytime during the eight day period beginning Tuesday, March 15 until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.
Regardless of the day or time of registration, all individuals who enter the lottery during the eight day period will have an equal chance of being selected for the 2016 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes on March 22. All lottery entrants will receive an email by Friday, March 25 informing them of whether or not they were selected for the 2016 event. Searchable results of the selection process will also be posted on peachtreeroadrace.org and AJC.com/peachtree on March 25. See grid below for a full list of key dates for registration.
“As the world’s largest 10K, the AJC Peachtree Road Race has become a tradition that brings people from across the U.S. and around the world to Atlanta to celebrate the Fourth of July,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. “The opening of lottery registration marks the beginning of an exciting Peachtree season for Atlanta Track Club, and plans are already in the works to make this year’s event the best yet.”
For those wishing to participate in the AJC Peachtree Road Race with family and friends, the online lottery will allow up to 10 people to enter as a “Group”. Each member of the group must register during the lottery period. During the selection process, if a “Group” is selected, everyone in the group will receive entry into the event with each individual within the “Group” being placed in the appropriate start wave based on their finish time submitted during registration. If a “Group” is not selected, no one in the group will receive an entry. Those entering the lottery as a “Group” will have an equal opportunity of getting into the event as those who enter as individuals. Those who enter the lottery and are not selected for the event two years in a row will receive guaranteed entry into the AJC Peachtree Road Race the following year.
Atlanta Track Club members will continue to receive an early and guaranteed entry opportunity into the AJC Peachtree Road Race provided their memberships were current as of February 1, 2016. The early registration window for Atlanta Track Club members will take place Tuesday, March 1 through Monday, March 14.
The 47th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Monday, July 4. Entry into the 10K event remains $35 for Atlanta Track Club members and $38 for the public, plus applicable online processing fees.
Entrants will have the opportunity to sign up for the Triple Peach Race Series presented by Mizuno during registration. Returning for its fourth year, the Triple Peach is a package created by Atlanta Track Club that rewards participants for completing three of Atlanta’s most popular running events; the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the Atlanta 10 Miler and the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon. Triple Peach participant benefits include a discounted price for the three events, a Triple Peach finisher’s shirt and a commemorative medal as well as a special celebration at the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon.
Additional details regarding the 2016 AJC Peachtree Road Race including registration information, start wave placement details and specifics on the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo, held July 2 and 3, are available at peachtreeroadrace.org.
Key Dates for AJC Peachtree Road Race Registration:
March 1-14 Early registration for Atlanta Track Club members
March 15-22 Lottery registration for the general public open at AJC.com/peachtree
March 25 Lottery selections emailed and posted on peachtreeroadrace.org and AJC.com/peachtree
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 24,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
About the AJC Peachtree Road Race
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a 10K event that takes place every Fourth of July in Atlanta, Georgia. The first Peachtree was held in 1970 and featured 110 finishers. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is now the largest 10K running event in the world with 60,000 participants. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers. For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race visitpeachtreeroadrace.org or AJC.com/peachtree.
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