World’s largest 10K set for July 4th
ATLANTA – February 16, 2017 – Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, announced today that registration for the 2017 event will open on Wednesday, March 15 through an online lottery at AJC.com/peachtree. July 4, 2017 will mark the 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Those wishing to be selected as one of the 60,000 participants can register for the event lottery online anytime during the eight-day period beginning Wednesday, March 15 until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.
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 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes on March 22. All lottery entrants will receive an email by Saturday, March 25 informing them of whether or not they were selected for the 2017 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.
“Atlanta Track Club annually looks forward to the world’s largest running celebration,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. “As Atlanta Track Club prepares for the 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, we encourage newcomers and veterans, runners and walkers, Georgians and the world to join the fun.”
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, 2017. The early registration window for Atlanta Track Club members will take place Wednesday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 14.
The 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Tuesday, July 4. Entry into the 10K event remains $35 for Atlanta Track Club members and $38 for the public, plus applicable online processing fees. There is no charge to enter the lottery.
Entrants will have the opportunity to sign up for the Triple Peach Race Series presented by Mizuno during registration. Returning for its fifth 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 PNC 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 2017 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
Early registration for Atlanta Track Club members
Lottery registration for the general public open at 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 27,000 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 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.
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