The Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race that takes place each year on the Fourth of July, announced today that registration for the 2013 event will open on Friday, March 15 through the online lottery at ajc.com/peachtree. 2013 will mark the 44th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, and those wishing to be one of the 60,000 participants selected can register for the event lottery online anytime during the eight day period from Friday, March 15, 2013 to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013. Regardless of the day or time one enters, all individuals and groups who enter the lottery during the eight day period will have an equal chance of being selected for the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes on March 22. All lottery entrants will receive an email by Monday, March 25, 2013 informing them of whether or not they were selected for the 2013 event. Searchable results of the selection process will also be posted on peachtreeroadrace.org and ajc.com/peachtree on March 25.
“Each year, the AJC Peachtree Road Race gives thousands of individuals throughout metro Atlanta and beyond a reason to take their first steps to becoming healthier and fit individuals, and the Atlanta Track Club is so proud to provide the community with this Fourth of July tradition,” said Tracey Russell, executive director of the Atlanta Track Club and race director of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. “We’re certainly looking forward to the opening of the lottery and are already counting down the days until July 4.”
For those wishing to participate in the AJC Peachtree Road Race with family and friends, the online lottery will allow up to 10 people to enter as a “Group”. During the selection process, if a “Group” is selected, everyone in the group will receive entry into the event with each individual within the “Group” being placed in the appropriate start wave based on their finish time submitted during registration. On the contrary, if a “Group” is not selected, no one in the group will receive an entry. Those entering the lottery as a “Group” will have an equal opportunity of getting into the event as those who enter as individuals. Those who enter the lottery and are not selected for the event two years in a row will receive guaranteed entry into Peachtree the following year.
Atlanta Track Club members will continue to receive an early and guaranteed entry opportunity into the AJC Peachtree Road Race provided their memberships are current as of February 1, 2013. The early registration window for Atlanta Track Club members will take place Friday, March 1 through Thursday, March 14. Special consideration will also be given to “streakers” – those who have participated in 10 or more Peachtrees – if they register through the lottery and don’t get selected.
The 44th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Entry into the 10K event is $35 plus applicable online processing fees. Entrants will have the opportunity to pick up their number on Tuesday, July 2 or Wednesday, July 3 at the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center or pay a $10.00 convenience fee to have it mailed. New for 2013, registrants will also have the opportunity to purchase a Reebok Peachtree performance shirt to train in as well as a commemorative medal. Additional details regarding the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race including registration information, start wave placement details and specifics on the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo are available at peachtreeroadrace.org.