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Course

Official Times

Race Bibs

Start Waves

Course Time Limits

Wheeled Conveyances

Pets

Personal Hydration

Prohibited & Discouraged Items

Sportsmanship

Age Limits

Cancellations & Refunds

Emergency Alert System

Race Number Pick-Up

Bib Transfer

Emergency Contact Information

Switching Race Distances

Grounds for Disqualification

Bandits

Drug Testing

Course

Participants must follow the directions of course monitors and on-course signage and stay within the course boundaries at all times as designated by fence, traffic cones or other marking.

Official Times

Net time is used to determine finish order for age-group award winners. Overall finishers times are based on gun time. Official finisher times are the net times recorded by the electronic timing system and corresponding with the B-Tag attached to a bib when the runner crosses the starting line and the finish line.Results are unofficial until 14 days following the event. All corrections and/or disputes regarding results should be directed to [email protected].

Results for the AJC Peachtree Road Race are official 30 days after the event. Participants will be directed to fill out a form for results and corrections after the completion of the event. 

Race Bibs

Race number bibs must be worn on the outermost layer of clothing at all times on the race course. Removing or damaging a bib may result in the B-Tag becoming in operable and the participant may not appear in the results.

Start Wave Placement

Several Atlanta Track Club events assign participants into start waves based on estimated finish time during registration. The letter at the beginning of the race number will correspond with the participant’s start wave. Participants must line up in their assigned start wave on race day, and volunteers will enforce start wave placement.

If participants would like to run with someone assigned to a different start wave, they may do so by starting in the wave that is farthest back. For example, if your number is in start wave A and your friend’s number is in start wave C, you may both run in C. Your friend may not move from wave C to wave A.

 

Many of Atlanta Track Club’s events offer self-seeding into waves. For the safety and enjoyment of participants, at these events we ask that participants themselves based on estimated pace per mile:

Wave A - 7:30 min/mile or faster

Wave B - 8:30 min/mile or faster

Wave C - 9:30 min/mile or faster

Wave D - All remaining participants

 

Atlanta Track Club posts the closing time for the starting line on the website for each event. Participants crossing the starting line after it has officially closed may not receive official results. 

Course Time Limits

Course limits are set based on permits obtained by Atlanta Track Club from the jurisdictions in which its events are held. The course time limit clock begins once the last runner crosses the starting line. Once the course limit expires, the roads are no longer closed to traffic and race services cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be asked to move onto the sidewalk or offered transportation back to the start/finish area if applicable.

 

Distance

Course Time Limit

Pace Per Mile

5K

1hr 15mins

25:00

4 Mile

1hr  20mins

20:00

8K

1hr 30mins

18:00

5M

1hr 30mins

18:00

10K

1hr 45mins

17:00

15K

2hrs 30mins

16:00

10M

2hrs 30mins

15:00

Half Marathon

3hrs 30mins

16:00

Marathon

6hrs 30mins

15:00

Wheeled Conveyances

Wheeled conveyances of any kind (including but not limited to strollers, bicycles and roller skates) are prohibited from all events in order to ensure the safety of all participants.

Handcranks, Wheelchair and Push Assist Races

Handcranks and wheelchairs are permitted on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in participating with a wheelchair or hand crank device, please contact Lisa Tanner by emailing [email protected]. The Wheelchair and Push Assist Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race is organized in conjunction with the Shepherd Center. Interested athletes should contact Rebecca Washburn by emailing [email protected]

Pets

For the safety of our participants, pets are not permitted at Atlanta Track Club events.

Personal Hydration

Water and Powerade are available to participants before, during and after each Atlanta Track Club event with the number of fluid stations determined by the length of the race. Personal hydration systems (Camelbak, Thor, etc.) or any device that conceals the liquid are not permitted. Liquid must be stored in visible non-glass containers smaller than one liter. See below for some examples:

Permitted:

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Not Permitted:

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Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited at Atlanta Track Club events:

  • Glass containers

  • Wheeled conveyances

  • Pets

  • Containers holding more than one liter of liquid

  • Backpacks

  • Camelbaks (fuel belts and hand held water bottles are allowed)

  • Rolling bags and other luggage

  • Masks and costumes that are not form fitting

  • Weight vests

  • Military equipment

  • Firefighter equipment

  • Drones

Discouraged Items

  • Earbuds

 

  • Firearms

 

Sportsmanship

Offensive, violent or otherwise unsportsmanlike conduct toward race officials, volunteers and fellow participants may result in disqualification and removal from the event venue. It may also impact  a participant’s eligibility to participate in future Atlanta Track Club events and programs. Observation of unsportsmanlike conduct should be reported to a race official, an Atlanta Track Club employee or by emailing [email protected]

Age Limits

Age limits at Atlanta Track Club events are based on the best practice recommendations of USA Track & Field, the sanctioning body of running and field events in the United States. They are as follows:

 

Race Distance

Age Range

One Mile

6+

3K

7+

5K

8+

4M

9+

8K

9+

5M

9+

10K

10+

15K

14+

10M

14+

Half Marathon

14+

Marathon

18+

Cancellation & Refunds

Atlanta Track Club events are held rain or shine. However, the occurrence of lightning or other severe weather in the vicinity of the event may result in a delay or cancellation.

Atlanta Track Club closely follows weather forecast and other outside factors that may result in a cancellation or delay. Participants and volunteers will be alerted via email, social media and Atlanta Track Club’s website at the first sign an event may be canceled or delayed.

When possible, Atlanta Track Club will make decisions concerning the cancellation or delay of an event no later than two hours before the scheduled start. This will immediately be emailed to all registered participants and volunteers, posted on Atlanta Track Club’s social media pages and on Atlanta Track Club’s website.

Please understand some outside factors that cause a delay or cancellation are unpredictable and may not allow for advanced warning. Atlanta Track Club’s will always ensure and even err on the safety of its participants and volunteers as a matter of policy.

Refund Policy

Atlanta Track Club does not offer refunds for its membership, events and programs for any reason, which is stated during the event registration process. The policy is in place to cover operational costs incurred well before the event takes place.

An exception to its no refund policy exists for In-Training program participants if they become sick or injured before the training program begins. Participants must provide a note from a doctor and request the refund before online registration closes for that particular training program.

Emergency Alert System

Atlanta Track Club’s Event Alert System (EAS) will be used to communicate the condition of the race course and other event related locations to participants, volunteers, and staff. Colored signage will be located at the start line, along the course, and in the finish area indicating the levels which range from Low (Green) to Moderate (Yellow) to High (Red) to Event Cancelled (Black). The colored signs will also include short messages. Pre-race, all event staff, volunteers, and participants should familiarize themselves with the anticipated event conditions, safety procedures, and the Event Alert System. Alert updates will be communicated via email and social media. On race day, everyone should stay tuned to PA announcements and the sign warning system at the start, finish, and water stations along the course for the most accurate, up-to-date event conditions.

Event Alert System

 

Race Number Pick-Up

Information about race number pick-up times and locations can be found on individual event pages at atlantatrackclub.org and in participant instruction emails. Most of our events offer race number pick-up on the day of the event, but events such as the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, AJC Peachtree Road Race, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K require participants to pick up their number prior to race day.

Participants who are unable to pick up their race numbers may send a third party to pick it up for them. They will need to provide the third party with their bib number. For the AJC Peachtree Road Race, we also require a copy of the participant’s photo ID.

 

Race day number pick up is available for the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K and the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K. Participants must register for will call and pay a fee prior to the event to be able to pick up their race number on race day. Only will call race numbers will be available on the morning of the event.

Bib Transfer

Bib transfers are only available for the AJC Peachtree Road Race through the official race number transfer system. You can find information about transferring your AJC Peachtree Road Race number prior to the event here.

Bib numbers may not be transferred for any other Atlanta Track Club event. Participants who use another person’s bib number are subject to disqualification.

 

Emergency Contact Information 

Atlanta Track Club requires participants to provide emergency contact information both during registration and on the back of race numbers. Please be sure to fill out the requested information on the back of your race number so we can quickly identify you and contact family members in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Switching Race Distances 

You may switch race distances at our events provided the distance has not reached capacity. You must contact Atlanta Track Club prior to race day to switch distances either by emailing [email protected] or visiting the Race Solutions table at race number pick-up. Failure to notify the Club will result in disqualification and the participant will be removed from the results.

There will be no refunds if you are switching from the longer distance to the shorter distance, and additional fees will apply for those switching from the shorter distance to the longer distance. Participant shirts will be provided based on availability to those switching races.

Grounds for Disqualification

Atlanta Track Club reserves the right to disqualify participants and remove them from the results for failure to follow any of the previously listed policies as well as for the following reasons:

  • Using someone else’s race number. Race numbers cannot be transferred to another participant except for the AJC Peachtree Road Race and bib transfers for the AJC Peachtree Road Race must be done through the official race number transfer system. Atlanta Track Club reserves the right to disqualify this person and remove them from the results.

  • Missed checkpoints. Depending on the distance, there are various checkpoints on the course where a participant’s timing chip is recorded. If a participant’s chip misses checkpoints, they will be disqualified and removed from the results. If a participant feels this decision has been made in error, they must contact Atlanta Track Club at [email protected].

  • Switching race distances on race day. Participants who would like to switch race distances must do so prior to race day. They may contact Atlanta Track Club at [email protected] or visit the Race Solutions table at race number pick-up to do so. Failure to notify the Club will result in disqualification and the participant will be removed from the results.

 

Bandits

Bandits are strictly prohibited at Atlanta Track Club events. A bandit is anyone who participates in an event without registering and without a race number. This is not only a safety issue as race officials are unable to identify bandits in the case of an emergency, but also a drain on course resources for paying participants. If caught, bandits will be asked to leave the race course immediately.  It may also impact  a participant’s eligibility to participate in future Atlanta Track Club events and programs.

Drug Testing

Atlanta Track Club reserves the right to conduct drug tests at any event where prize money is awarded. Drug testing is conducted by or under the authority of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. At events where drug testing is conducted, no prize money will be awarded until results of drug testing are received from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.