World’s largest 10K set for July 4th
ATLANTA – March 1, 2018 – Over the course of the next three weeks, 60,000 runners and walkers will sign up to take part in the 49th AJC Peachtree Road Race. Atlanta Track Club announced the opening of registration today for the world’s largest 10K. Registration is currently available to Atlanta Track Club members who activated their membership by February 1, 2018. They will receive guaranteed entry into the Peachtree as part of their membership benefits if they complete the registration process by Wednesday March 14 at 11:59 p.m. A lottery will be held from March 15 to March 22 to select the remaining participants.
Held annually on July 4, the AJC Peachtree Road Race is an Atlanta tradition. Participants make their way from Lenox Mall down Peachtree St. and onto 10th St., finishing at the gates of Piedmont Park. This year’s event will also serve as the USATF 10 km Championships featuring America’s top endurance athletes.
Lottery registration will open Thursday, March 15. Regardless of the day or time of registration, all individuals who enter the lottery during the registration period will have an equal chance of being selected for the 2018 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 22. All lottery entrants will receive an email by Sunday, March 25 notifying them if they were selected for the 2018 event. See grid below for a full list of key dates for registration.
“The AJC Peachtree Road Race is not just Atlanta’s biggest Fourth of July celebration, but also its biggest celebration of health and fitness,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director. “Whether this is your first time running the race or your 49th time, we look forward to welcoming you across the finish line and motivating and inspiring you to continue your running and walking journey.”
The 49th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Wednesday, July 4. Entry into the 10K event remains $35 for Atlanta Track Club members and $38 for the non-members, plus applicable online processing fees. There is no charge to enter the lottery.
Additional details regarding the 2018 AJC Peachtree Road Race including registration information, start wave placement details and specifics on the Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo, held July 2 and 3, are available at peachtreeroadrace.org.
Key Dates for AJC Peachtree Road Race Registration
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 28,000 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, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 40 events and programs 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 visit peachtreeroadrace.org or AJC.com/peachtree.
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