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 2014 event will open on Saturday, March 15 through an online lottery at ajc.com/peachtree. 2014 will mark the 45th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Those wishing to be one of the 60,000 participants selected can register for the event lottery online anytime during the eight day period beginning Saturday, March 15 until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.
Regardless of the day or time of registration, all individuals and groups who enter the lottery during the eight day period will have an equal chance of being selected for the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes on March 22. All lottery entrants will receive an email by Tuesday, March 25 informing them of whether or not they were selected for the 2014 event. Searchable results of the selection process will also be posted on peachtreeroadrace.org and ajc.com/peachtree on March 25.
"The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a Fourth of July tradition that inspires thousands of runners and walkers to work towards an attainable fitness goal," said Sue Payne, Atlanta Track Club's interim executive director. "The opening of the registration lottery is always an exciting time for the Atlanta Track Club since the event attracts participants from the metro Atlanta community as well as people from across the U.S. and around the world."
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, 2014. The early registration window for Atlanta Track Club members will take place Saturday, March 1 through Friday, March 14.
The 45th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Friday, July 4. Entry into the 10K event is $35 for Atlanta Track Club members and $38 for the public, plus applicable online processing fees. The increase in price for the public is due to the costs associated with the enhanced safety and security measures implemented in 2013.
New this year, entrants will have the opportunity to sign up for the Triple Peach at the time of registration. The Triple Peach is a package created by the Atlanta Track Club which rewards participants for completing three of Atlanta's top running events; the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the Atlanta Marathon/ Atlanta Marathon 10-Miler and the Atlanta Half Marathon.
Additional details regarding the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race including registration information, start wave placement details and specifics on the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo, held July 2 and 3, are available at peachtreeroadrace.org.