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The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior is an event for kids of all ages.   The event, held at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, will feature a 3K timed run for kids ages 7-14, a 1/2K for ages 5-9 and 50m dash for ages 6 & under.   The event is designed ot offer kids the experience, excitement and presitge of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.  

After completing the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior, participants are invited to enjoy a post-race festival on the Active Oval including decathalon events such as  hurdles, long jump, high jump and shot put. 

EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE.

 

  • Date & Time

    May 13, 8:30 a.m.

  • Location

    Piedmont Park, Atlanta

  • Distance

    • 3K (ages 7-14)
    • 1/2K (ages 5-9)
    • 50m Dash (6 & under)
  • Event Swag

    • Short-sleeve Mizuno T-shirt
    • Medal
    • Post-race snacks
  • Cost

    • 3K:
    • $15 through 5/10/17
    • $25 race number pick-up & race morning
    • 1/2K:
    • $12 through 5/10/17
    • $20 race number pick-up & race morning
    • 50m Dash:
    • $10 through 5/10/17
    • $20 race number pick-up & race morning
  • Registration Cut-Off Date

    May 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Event Day Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Number pick-up opens 
  • 8:00 a.m. Deadline to register
  • 8:30 a.m. 3K start
  • 9:15 a.m. 1/2K start
  • 9:30 a.m. 50m Dash start

Race Day Registration

Providing we have not reached race capacity, we will offer registration for this event at number pick-up and on race day.

Cost: 3K/$25, 1/2K/$20, 50m Dash/$20 cash or credit card only

Deadline to register on event day: 8:00 a.m.

T-shirt sizing and availability cannot be guaranteed for those registering on race day.

 

Timing & Results

All 3K (only) registrants will be timed and unofficial results will be posted by race number the afternoon of the event.   No personal race registration information will be included.  

The timing device for this event is the Chronotrack single use B-tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your child's bib is...

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, fuel belts, etc.)

If you do not wish to have your child timed, you may peel off the timing device or simply bend it several times.  

Atlanta Track Club is a member organization of both the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) & USA Track & Field (USATF) and adheres to the guidelines and rules of competition in the events Atlanta Track Club conducts & provides.

 

Event Address

Piedmont Park Active Oval 

Directions to the park and information on acccessing it via foot, car or public transportation can be found here

Peachtree Junior Challenge

Atlanta Track Club wants to encourage fitness in children through the Peachtree Junior Challenge scholarship competition. Three group scholarships will be awarded to the schools or nonprofits with the most children registered for this year’s Peachtree Junior events. Additionally, donations will be awarded to schools and nonprofits that have more than 50 children register for the event. Participants must pre-register online and include the name of the school or organization to be eligible for the competition.

Scholarship amounts:
1st Place - $2,000 Scholarship
2nd Place - $1,500 Scholarship
3rd Place - $1,000 Scholarship

Donation amounts (scholarship recipients not eligible for additional funds):
Groups of 50 or more: $250
Groups of 100 or more: $500

Early Race Number Pick-Up

Friday, May 12, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Atlanta Track Club Office - 201 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

MARTA

Piedmont Park is accessible via both the Midtown MARTA station and the Arts Center MARTA station on the Red & Yellow lines.

For directions to the park via MARTA, click here

Parking

Limited parking is available in the Sage parking deck (standard rates apply) and residential neighborhoods along 12th and 14th Sts. and Park Drive. Please be courteous when parking and traveling through the neighborhoods. Parking on 10th St. is not recommended.; carpooling is encouraged. 

Decathlon 

In addition to a 3K, 1/2K and 50m dash, this year’s Peachtree Junior will also feature a decathlon designed just for kids. Experienced athletes will be on hand to give tips and motivate children through ten different disciplines which include high jump, shot put, javelin and hurdles, to name a few. The decathlon will be open to participants ages fourteen and under. 
Kid-Friendly Decathlon Events at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior:

  • 3K or 1/2K
  • 40yd Dash
  • High Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Long Jump
  • Discus
  • Turbo Javelin
  • Hurdles
  • Standing Broad Jump
  • Shuttle Relay

Safety

Please be sure to complete the emergency contact info on the back of your child's number, using YOUR cell phone number. Please do NOT use a home phone as a contact number. 

Volunteer with Us

Interested in giving back to the sport of running? Come volunteer with us! To learn more, please contact [email protected].

Questions

 If you have additional questions regarding the event, then please email [email protected].

Become A Member

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