General Registration for AJC Peachtree Road Race Opens March 15

ATLANTA — March 13, 2024 — Now everyone can RSVP to "The Party of the Summer," because general registration for the 55th Running of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on July 4 opens on Friday, March 15.

Registration for the iconic event will also remain open for Atlanta Track Club members, as will the ongoing "invite-only" initiative in which any registrants can issue a special invitation to others. Instructions are included in the registration confirmation email for the race. A real-time leaderboard here will keep track of which participants have successfully invited the most registrants with prizes awarded. All those who invite at least 15 friends or family will receive a certificate for a free pair of adidas Supernova Rise shoes, to be redeemed at the Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo presented by Publix.

The initial cost of registration for non-members of Atlanta Track Club is $55. That price will increase as race day nears, with entry granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Members are guaranteed entry until the race's capacity of 50,000 is reached, are guaranteed placement in Wave M or earlier, and will pay $45 throughout the registration period. Several recent Atlanta Track Club races, including February's Publix Atlanta Marathon and last October's PNC Atlanta 10 Miler, have sold out, so early registration is advised.

Atlanta Track Club membership is available here. Registration for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race will be available at beginning at 7 a.m. on March 15.

Among the many A-list guests at the 2024 party up Peachtree Street will be Atlanta's favorite host and emcee; a former Georgia high school star now competing for Georgia Tech; and 99-year-old Betty Lindberg, who began running at the age of 64 and has missed only one Peachtree ever since.

  • "It's a celebration of togetherness, love and support for each other no matter who you are or what you do," said Ronnel Blackmon, who as emcee at the Peachtree start line gets the party started each year.
  • "I've told so many of my friends to do it because the atmosphere of the race is unlike anything else," said Sarah Burwell, an Atlanta Track Club All-Metro honoree and the 2021 Wingfoot Night of Champions winner at 3200 meters while competing for Walton High School. "The streets are lined with people cheering you on and everyone is there to have a good time. I ran the race before I ever was a runner, just because it looked like so much fun and it was something I wanted to be a part of."
  • "When I first heard of the Peachtree, I wondered why all those people would get up at the crack of dawn on a holiday to run a road race. But the next year I tried it and found out, and this Fourth of July will be my 35th," said Betty Lindberg, an Atlanta legend. "I'm registered again for this year and am already looking forward to a little sip of that mimosa my family always has waiting for me at their cheer station."

Not to mention the leader of the city. "The Peachtree Road Race is not only the world's largest 10K but also a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July on one of the most famous thoroughfares in Atlanta," said Mayor Andre Dickens. "Whether you are a runner, a walker, a wheelchair athlete or just enjoying the event from the sidelines, we hope everyone can come together for a great day of safe, family-friendly fun."

In addition to registration, voting in the annual T-Shirt Design Contest is also open. Five finalists were chosen from the 333 submissions received for the design that will appear on the front of the coveted Peachtree finisher's shirt, with the public choosing the winner. As is tradition, the winning design will remain top secret until the first runner crosses the finish line on July 4. Voting is available here.

Registration for the 55th Running of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race is now open to the public!

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