The Peachtree Podcast


Season 6

The Peachtree Podcast 2022: Episode #1 - As we kick off the new season of the Peachtree Podcast, we have some exciting news on how you can still get involved even if you haven't registered and what to expect as we get back to a more traditional Peachtree experience. Atlanta Track Club CEO Rich Kenah details plans for this year's race and gives us a behind-the-scenes perspective on Atlanta's July 4th tradition.

The Peachtree Podcast 2022: Episode #2 - BOOM! This week, we have some inspirational guests to help get you ready for this year's Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Peachtree's In-Training Coach Bob Wells tells us where we should be in our training as we countdown to race day. And if you've never heard the story of Kyle and Brent Pease, you'll want to hear why Peachtree is near and dear to the push-assist team that's changed the game for athletes with disabilities. Find more at

The Peachtree Podcast 2022: Episode #3 - The 2022 Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race has seen quite a few changes over its 50+ years, and Atlanta Track Club's Elizabeth Unislawski has been there for much of it. This week, the club's longest-serving employee shares her experience with the race, some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of elite runners, and what traditions haven't changed. Plus, we'll hear from Paralympian and past Peachtree champ Susannah Scaroni, who's overcome a major accident in order to get back to this year's 10k in the wheelchair division. You won't want to miss her advice on powering through setbacks!

The Peachtree Podcast 2022: Episode #4- If you look forward to seeing what the Peachtree t-shirt looks like at the finish line each year, you're in luck. That tradition returns this year! This week, we talk with 2 of the t-shirt design finalists, Shay Harbaugh and Russ Vann, who are both making history with their entries this year. Find out what goes into that shirt we all wear on the 4th. Plus, we talk to Peachtree legend Daniel Romanchuk, who's won the Men's Wheelchair Division four times!

The Peachtree Podcast 2022 - Episode #5 - Hope you've survived the heat & humidity in another week of training for the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race! We have some fun guests to go along with your latest training runs. We'll reveal the 4 finalists in this year's "Oh Say Can You Sing" contest with 11Alive. Plus, the American women's marathon record holder, Keira D'Amato, shares her favorite Peachtree memory and tells us why she's running it again.

The Peachtree Podcast 2022 - Episode #6 - Many of us are running in record-breaking heat this week, so it might make you feel better to know that even the world's fastest runners don't love the heat & humidity. This week, we hear from Abdi Abdirahman, who's about to run his 9th Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race. He tells us how he approaches hydration - and how he's preparing to tackle the course he knows so well. Plus, Atlanta Track Club's Kristin Lide-Hall tells us how you can still get two t-shirts by volunteering on race weekend. Check out more opportunities at

The Peachtree Podcast 2022 - Episode #7 - Headed to the Georgia World Congress Center to pick up your race number this weekend? Listen as you go for tips on everything from parking to vendors to race day instructions. We'll see you at the starting line on July 4th!

Season 5

Episode 1 - May 28, 2021

The Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race is back with in-person and virtual options for 2021! We kick off this season of the Peachtree Podcast with a thorough explanation of the changes for this year's race with Atlanta Track Club's Rich Kenah & Peachtree Co-Medical Director Dr. Jonathan Kim. Find out how to have a safe - and fun! - Peachtree experience.

Episode 2 - June 4, 2021

The return to in-person racing at this year's Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race means the return of the Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division - now in its 40th year! This week, we hear from Peachtree record holder Daniel Romanchuk, who's giving back to the sport in a big way. Plus, the Shepherd Center's Becky Washburn shares what makes this race so special to athletes & patients alike.

Episode 3 - June 11, 2021

The Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race wouldn't happen without thousands of volunteers, and this year - the need for volunteers has more than doubled! Atlanta Track Club's Tina Sjogren explains how you can still get involved for the 2021 race weekend (and potentially earn 3 t-shirts!). Plus, longtime volunteer Alta Urtarte tells us why she comes back year after year to help with this annual tradition.

Episode 4 - June 18, 2021

Wildly popular Peloton instructor Matt Wilpers joins the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race as a virtual participant this year. This week, he reveals his favorite Atlanta running spots and where he plans to run his virtual 10K. Plus, meet the team behind the COVID-sniffing dogs that will help protect runners at this year's race.

Episode 5 - June 25, 2021

One week from today, our July 4th weekend kicks off with the Peachtree Junior. Listen this week as Atlanta Track Club's Caryn Lamphier explains how you can get your kids involved on July 2nd. Plus, the winners of this year's "Oh, Say Can You Sing" contest with 11Alive join us to tell us about the pressure and training involved in singing the national anthem for thousands of runners.

Season 4

Episode 1 - October 15, 2020

It's finally here! The first (and hopefully only!) virtual AJC Peachtree Road Race is just six weeks away. Jay Holder & Jennifer Perry go behind the scenes with Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah to discuss the decision-making that went into creating a different Peachtree experience in 2020. Plus, coach Amy Begley has some tips on training solo for your virtual 10k.

Episode 2 - October 22, 2020

She's an Atlanta favorite! Aliphine Tuliamuk is joining the rest of us - virtually - to take part in the 2020 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Listen as the 2017 Peachtree champion talks about taking home the gold in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon in Atlanta in February. Plus, she shares her tips on training during a pandemic, and tells us how to get our hands on one of her crocheted beanies!

Episode 3 - October 29, 2020

How's your training going for the virtual AJC Peachtree Road Race? Not just physically, but mentally? Our guests this week will help us with both. Mental performance consultant Abby Keenan shares her tips on goal-setting during the pandemic and how to get yourself mentally ready on race day. Plus, Dr. Joseph Powers with Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute answers our questions about when to seek professional treatment for a running injury versus trying to treat it yourself.

Episode 4 - November 6, 2020

One thing 2020 couldn't stop is the AJC Peachtree Road Race t-shirt tradition. Hear from this year's winning designer, Beckie Dominick, who's also running her very first Peachtree. And Molly Seidel, the 2nd place finisher in the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials, is going all out to make her virtual race a festive one. She tells us about her FKT challenge for Thanksgiving weekend!

Season 3

Episode 1- May 24, 2019

This year marks the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, and 60,000 runners will join in on the July 4th celebration! This week, Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah fills us in on some of the plans to mark this major milestone. The defending women's 10K championship winner, Stephanie Bruce, joins us to talk about the hot streak she's been on since winning last year's race. Plus, archivist Janet Monk fills us in on the "original 110" and some of the stories behind the world's largest 10K.

Episode 2 - May 31, 2019

There's only one man who's run all 49 AJC Peachtree Road Races. This year, Bill Thorn plans to make it 50! The 88-year-old shares his memories and running secrets with us this week.

Episode 3 - June 6, 2019

With less than a month to go until the AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta Track Club Coach Amy Begley has some tips for those final few weeks of training - and for race day too! Elite runner Emily Sisson, who's off to a strong start in 2019, tells us about her Peachtree prep. And we'll tell you how you can enter (and vote) in the "Oh, Say Can You Sing?" contest this year.

Episode 4 - June 13, 2019

Just 3 weeks to go until the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race! This week, the man who won the very first Peachtree, Jeff Galloway, tells the story of what he did with the trophy that day. Rebecca Washburn of Shepherd Center discusses why this year's wheelchair division will be super competitive. And if you think you're too old to run, you have to hear this week's interview with 94-year-old Betty Lindberg, who started running in her 60's!

Episode 5 - June 20, 2019

Two weeks to go until we celebrate the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. If you're not running, you might want to consider volunteering (you'll get a t-shirt too!). The defending champion in the women's wheelchair division, Susannah Scaroni, joins us to talk about her chase for the record this year. And this year's race is attracting some of the best runners from around the world. We'll tell you who to keep an eye on in the elite field this year!

Season 2

Episode 1 - May 19, 2018

We're counting down to the 49th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race in season 2 of The Peachtree Podcast. Listen as Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah explains what's new for this year. Defending women's champion Aliphine Tuliamuk describes why the Peachtree is so special to her. Plus, Atlanta Track Club coach Amy Begley shares her Peachtree training tips.

Episode 2 - May 26, 2018

There's only one man who's completed all 48 AJC Peachtree Road Races so'll hear from him this week. Plus, elite runner Abdi Abdirahman's enthusiasm for running continues even into his 40's...and he has a bold prediction about this year's race. Mizuno's Chris Hollis also joins us to talk about this year's Peachtree gear - including the shoes!

Episode 3 - June 3, 2018

Ever wonder what it's like to hand out water to 60,000 runners on the 4th of July? This week, meet one of the volunteers who does just that. Plus, elite runner Tyler Pennel is back for another AJC Peachtree Road Race...hear what he has to say about conquering the course. And Allie Kieffer, who placed 5th in the NYC Marathon in 2017, is coming back from injury and ready for her Peachtree debut. Hear her inspiring message for runners of all shapes and sizes.

Episode 4 - June 10, 2018

This week, Harlem Run founder Alison Desir discusses preparing for her first AJC Peachtree Road Race - and the difference running can make in people's lives. 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race champion and U.S. Army Specialist Leonard Korir describes last year's thrilling finish. Plus, professional runner Sara Hall shares the story behind her first Peachtree, and how she manages a busy running schedule with her busy family life.

Episode 5 - June 17, 2018

Feeling some aches & pains from your training? Dr. Josh Glass of Georgia Sports Chiropractic has some tips to help you recover. Sarah Pagano, the women's runner-up in last year's AJC Peachtree Road Race, explains how her confidence has changed over the years. YouTube sensation Emma Abrahamson has been chronicling her Peachtree prep for thousands of followers. This week, she shares her story with us!

Episode 6 - June 24, 2018

In the final episode before the 2018 AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta Track Club's Leigh Moyer explains what goes into choosing the design for the t-shirt you'll be picking up at the finish line. ATC's Chris Dierkes tells us what to expect at The Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo. Elite runner Chris Derrick shares his tips on getting through tough races. And Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah looks ahead to the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.