World’s Largest 10K to Celebrate Milestone Year on July 4, 2019
ATLANTA – No summer event in Atlanta is as anticipated as the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4. Starting Friday, March 15 runners and walkers will get their chance to be part of the historical event when registration opens for the world’s largest and greatest 10K.
60,000 entries are available for the Peachtree. Members of Atlanta Track Club who activated their membership by February 1, 2019 will receive guaranteed entry as part of their membership benefits. The remaining entries will be filled through a lottery or by those who purchase charity entries benefitting Kilometer Kids, Atlanta Track Club’s free youth running initiative. Member and lottery registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on March 31. Charity registrations remain available until June 15 or until they sell out. With interest in the 50th running building, Atlanta Track Club reached record membership numbers this year. See the grid below for a list of dates and registration links.
“Potential participants from across the country and around the globe are excited about the 50th Peachtree,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director and Race Director of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. “This race has been producing unforgettable moments since the original 110 runners stood on the first start line in 1970. This year, we look forward to making memories that will last a lifetime as we plan what will certainly be an epic celebration here in Running City USA.”
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. A post-race celebration featuring music, snacks and the coveted finisher’s shirt will be held in the park’s meadow.
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 2019 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 31. All lottery entrants will receive an email by Tuesday, April 2 notifying them if they were selected for the 2019 event. There is no charge to enter the lottery. Registrations will only be charged once their entry is accepted.
The 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Thursday, July 4. Entry into the 10K event is $38 for Atlanta Track Club members who receive guaranteed entry and $42 for those accepted via the lottery, plus applicable online processing fees. Charity entries are $200 and include guaranteed entry into the event, a commemorative medal, a limited edition performance shirt, a MARTA Breeze card for race day, a 10K training plan and entry into the post-race party at Park Tavern.
Additional details regarding the 2019 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 atlantatrackclub.org/peachtree.
Key Dates for AJC Peachtree Road Race Registration
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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 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Invesco QQQ 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 visit peachtreeroadrace.org or AJC.com/peachtree.