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Atlanta Track Club has been in constant communication with meteorologists at The National Weather Service who have warned of the threat for unpredictable pop-up thunderstorms in the area of Piedmont Park for the next three to four hours. Because the safety of our participants is our number one priority, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior has been cancelled. No refunds will be issued but participant T-shirts and medals will be delivered to all schools that have groups registered for the event. Children who are not registered as part of a school group will receive their shirt and medal in the mail. There are currently no plans to reschedule the event. We are disappointed that weather forced this cancellation as Peachtree Junior is one of the Club's longest running events. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us at a future Atlanta Track Club event.
"We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm and interest shown by everyone towards the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior Road Race. To ensure the safety of all participants, we support the Atlanta Track Clubs decision to cancel this exciting event. We would like to thank all of you for your understanding and support towards improving the health and well-being of our children."
- Jeff Fusile, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia at Anthem
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 to offer kids the experience, excitement and prestige 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.
Piedmont Park, Atlanta
- 3K (ages 7-14)
- 1/2K (ages 5-9)
- 50m Dash (6 & under)
- Short-sleeve Mizuno T-shirt
- Post-race snacks
- $15 through 5/10/17
- $25 race number pick-up & race morning
- $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
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.
For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, parents are not allowed on the 3K or 1/2K courses. In addition, no headphones, pets, or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates, and bicycles, are permitted on the course.
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.
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
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.*
Atlanta Track Club Office - 201 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
*Due to the I-85 collapse, early number pick-up hours have been limited to mid-day hours only to avoid peak congestion times.
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.
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.
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
- Turbo Javelin
- Standing Broad Jump
- Shuttle Relay
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].
If you have additional questions regarding the event, then please email [email protected].
Become A Member
Did you know as a member of Atlanta Track Club you receive a discount on all events (except AJC Peachtree Road Race). Join today to begin receiving discounts and the many other benefits of membership!