2024 IN-TRAINING FOR PEACHTREE

Registration for 2024 In-Training for Peachtree opens Friday, March 1, 2024

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race is called Atlanta's greatest day by many and known as the world's largest 10K road race by all. July 4, 2024 is the 55th Running of the iconic race and there's no better way to prepare than by training with Atlanta Track Club. Whether this is your first Peachtree, you're aiming for a top 1,000 finisher mug, or you're focusing on maintaining your fitness through the spring and summer, Atlanta Track Club's In-Training for Peachtree program will prepare you for your best Peachtree. The 11-week science-based training program combines structured long workouts with additional midweek workouts to help you reach your goals, either with the support of a group or without having to leave your neighborhood.

The 2024 In-Training for Peachtree program will feature:

  • Options for both in-person and remote/virtual athletes
  • Atlanta Track Club In-Training Certified Coaches and Run Leads to guide you while keeping you accountable
  • Weekly educational opportunities led by doctors, nutritionists, physical therapists, professional coaches, specialists, and other running and walking experts
  • Small group workouts throughout the city during the week and larger long run workouts on Saturdays at multiple locations
  • Customized training levels to meet your fitness, experience, and goals
  • Workouts to prepare you for The Peachtree or any summer 5K or 10K event
  • Daily text/email reminders of workouts powered by Final Surge
  • Online platforms to build community and camaraderie

While event course limit paces will not be applied to the training program, we recommend that training participants be able to maintain 18-20 min/mile for at least one mile at the start of training.

Note: This training program does not include guaranteed entry into or registration for the 2024 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. The best way to guarantee your spot in the 2024 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race is by being or becoming an Atlanta Track Club Member. Atlanta Track Club Members are guaranteed the lowest price to register for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2024. Atlanta Track Club members are also guaranteed placement in Waves A through M. Not a member? JOIN TODAY!

Training Program Policies

Date & Time

  • April 15, 2024

Location

  • Anywhere

Distances

  • 10K

Cost

  • In-Person: $125.00 | Remote/Virtual: $95.00

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

March 1

Registration opens

April 14

Orientation - online at 1:00 p.m.

April 15

In-Training workouts begin

April 17

In-person midweek workouts begin

April 20

In-person, Saturday, long workouts begin

May 6

Registration closes

May 11

ARMOUR DAY!

May 25

No in-person practice (Memorial Day Weekend)

May 27

OPTIONAL BOLDERBoulder 10K Takeover and Tune-up Race!

June 29

RACE READY CELEBRATION!

July 4

55th Running of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race!

LOCATIONS

  • Saturday Workout Locations: In-person participants select one location during registration.
  • Atlanta Track Club, 201 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 - 7:15 a.m.
  • Fleet Feet - Decatur, 431 W Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030 - 7:15 a.m.
  • REI Alpharetta, 7531 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022 - 7:15 a.m.
  • REI Kennesaw, 740 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144 - 7:15 a.m.
  • South Atlanta , Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail at Lee + White, 1000 White Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 - 7:15 a.m.

  • Wednesday Midweek Workout Locations: In-person participants select one location during registration.

EARLY MORNING

  • Azalea Park, 203 Azalea Drive, Roswell, GA 30075 - 6:15 a.m.
  • Cheney Stadium with Coach Bob, 741 Connally Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 - 6:15 a.m.

LATE AFTERNOON

  • Agnes Scott College Track, South McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Peachtree Middle School Track, 4664 North Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30338 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Piedmont Park with Coach Bob, Dockside (or Active Oval), Atlanta, GA 30309 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Locations subject to change based on demand and participation.

COST

In-person athlete - $125.00
Remote/virtual athlete - $95.00

IN-TRAINING REFUND POLICY

In-Training registration is non-refundable unless you purchase Refundable Protection when you register for In-Training. If purchased and you're unable to start the training program for one of the covered reasons, Refundable Protection enables you to receive a 100% refund of your registration fee (minus processing fees and donations) within 10 business days of submitting a claim. Please read and learn what specific events are covered by Refundable Protection here.

Note: Refundable Protection is only applicable if the qualifying event (illness, injury, etc.) occurs before the first day of training. If the qualifying event happens on or after the first day of training, the athlete is not eligible for a refund. The first day of training is the Training begins date under Program Schedule above; not the first in-person practice.

  • This training program does not include entry into the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. You must register for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race separately.

ORIENTATION

We kick off the program with a 60-minute online orientation in which Coach Bob will explain the training program's schedule, set expectations, provide an overview of Final Surge and its benefits, and answer your training questions. Sunday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

COACHES

Bob Wells, Manager & Coach - In-Training, Atlanta Track Club
In-Training Certified Coaches and Run Leads
Eric Heintz, Director - Performance Programming, Atlanta Track Club

BECOME A MEMBER

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Frequently Asked Questions

Technology

I am not technologically savvy. Will I be trained on how to use all of the digital tools in the program?

Yes! Orientation, online videos, downloadable documents, and more will take you through the process step-by-step to maximize your experience.

Do I have to type my workouts into Final Surge?

No, the platform will sync with your watch to allow for a seamless experience.

Customization and Coaching

What do you mean by customized or individualized coaching?

The program offers a variety of training levels based on mileage, experience, and goals. The program also provides the tools to customize your paces for easy runs and walks in addition to harder workouts such as tempo runs and speedwork. Participants have the ability to move training days based on their work and life schedules. While a certified coach will look after your training and keep you accountable, it is not a one-on-one coaching program with unlimited access to the coach.

Are there opportunities for interactions with coaches?

Yes! Athletes have multiple opportunities to interact with Coach Bob, In-Training Certified Coaches, and Run Leads. Opportunties include in-person workouts on Wednesdays and Saturdays and In-Training Office Hours provides athletes with the opportunity to schedule 15-20 minute 1:1 meetings with Coach Bob to review and discuss their training.

Will I be able to schedule weekly one-on-one calls with my coach?

Yes! In-Training Office Hours provides both in-person and remote/virtual athletes with the opportunity to schedule 15-20 minute 1:1 meetings with Coach Bob to review and discuss their training.

Group Training

Are group interval/speedwork sessions included with this program?

Yes! The in-person program features group workouts at various locations throughout the city.

Are supported, group long runs sponsored by Atlanta Track Club included with this program?

Yes! The in-person program features two Atlanta locations and two north of the city locations for long runs and workouts.

General

Once I sign up for In-Training how long does it take before I receive my plan?

Your training plan is added to your Final Surge training calendar a few days before your first day of training. This process is initiated with a Coaching Invitation. The Coaching Invitation email is sent the week before your training begins and will come from Notifications@FinalSurge.com. Once an athlete accepts the Coaching Invitation, their training plan is added to their training calendar within 24-48 hours.

How do I determine my paces for workouts, training runs or walks?
There is a two step process. First, In-Training utilizes an Indicator Run or recent race result to determine your current fitness. An Indicator Run is a race effort that acts as a starting point for the program. In-Training then uses a proprietary pace calculator to derive your training paces in order to maximize your benefits from the program.

Where should I run?

Runner and walkers have individual likes and dislikes for training locations. While Atlanta Track Club can recommend popular locations throughout the metro Atlanta area, it is important to find safe routes near your neighborhood to maintain consistent training. Shaded streets with sidewalks and few intersections are best or dedicated paths devoted to pedestrian traffic. Using tools such a RunGo, MapMyRun, and gmap-pedometer can be useful in determining good routes. We also encourage talking with Run Leads and other participants for local recommendations.

I did not reach the prescribed mileage for a day or week. Should I adjust my paces or workouts?

You do not. Most of your workouts are for a specific amount of time and the mileage is an estimate. If you are over or under by a small amount it is okay. Consistency of effort and training are more important. Some days, specifically your longer workouts, the total mileage is the priority. These are typically your Saturday workouts.

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