AJC Peachtree Road Race Doubles its Course Entertainment

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, the world's largest 10K, will live up to its billing as the "Party of the Summer" by more than doubling the number of bands, dancers, DJs and musicians along the course from the 2023 race, organizers announced today.

Adding to the day's exuberance, six stations will be set up along the course where spectators can grab cheer items such as hand clappers, thunder sticks, and bells to amplify their support for the 50,000 participants.

Participants and spectators alike will be entertained by:

Mile 0.9 (3235 Peachtree Rd NE):
- DJ Baptiste
- Komansé Dance Theater

Mile 1.2 (Sardis Way NE - In front of Bank of America):
- Forrest Isn't Dead

Mile 1.5 (2964 Peachtree Rd):
- Proper Frequency
- Rayn, The Soulful Poetic Harpist

Mile 2.3 (2744 Peachtree Rd - Near Cathedral of St Philip):
- DJ Unruely
- Bankhead Violinist Mile

Mile 2.5 (2723 Peachtree Rd NW - In front of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church):
- Atlanta Show Band

Mile 3.0 (2274 Peachtree Rd - In front of Peachtree Square):

Mile 3.5 (2020 Peachtree Rd - Shepherd Center):
- DJ Jarian Rich

Mile 4.0 (1750 Peachtree St NW - Opposite side of the road of Engel & Volkers):
- Butter.ATL Tent

Mile 4.3 (2 Deering Rd NW - In front of Amtrak Station):
- Delta sponsored DJ Exeqtive

Mile 4.5 (Spring St & Peachtree Rd - In front of Peachtree Pointe):
- Beyond Berry Tent with Carolina Costa

Mile 4.9 (15th and Peachtree - In front of Woodruff Arts Center):
- Naach Bollywood Dancers

Mile 5.3 (12th & Peachtree):
- DJ Champagne Trap

Mile 5.5 (Peachtree St NE & 10th St NE):
- ATL Hawks Cheerleaders with DJ Jay

The party doesn't stop at the finish line, where a festival featuring four hours of entertainment will keep the celebration going.

  • 7:30-8:45 a.m. Atlanta Show Band & Ballet Itzamatu Dancers
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Hip Hop Artist - Deante Hitchcock
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Country Artist - Diner

Another vibrant addition to the race is the Fun Zone in the Meadow of Piedmont Park at the finish line, which will feature games and activities including Jumbo Yard Pong, Human Foosball, a 360 Camera, Giant Jenga and Connect Four, and carnival games such as Ring Toss, Dice Wrecking Ball, Alien Cornhole, and Snack Pinball.

"We're excited to bring an elevated level of entertainment to the Peachtree this year," said Rich Kenah, CEO of Atlanta Track Club and race director of the Peachtree. "We wanted to do everything we could to make this the true party of the summer, a celebration of community and fitness."

Race registration is on track to sell out at 50,000 participants, the most since 2019 and evidence of a solid rebound in the post-pandemic era.. Atlanta Track Club expects capacity to be reached before this Saturday, June 15 when registration is scheduled to close.

The current registration cost for non-members of Atlanta Track Club is $75. Atlanta Track Club members are guaranteed entry until the race's capacity is reached and placement in Wave M or earlier and will pay $45 throughout the registration period.

For more information on Atlanta Track Club and to register for the race, please visit www.atlantatrackclub.org.