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This program is designed for novice and intermediate runners and walkers. If this is your first AJC Peachtree Road Race or you are aiming for a top 1,000 finisher mug, there will be all levels of participants and the training is designed to be adapted to meet your needs. Training in a group is a great way to stay motivated and get encouragement along the way. The weekly training sessions take place on Saturday morning at one of seven Big Peach Running Co. locations throughout the metro Atlanta area with additional mid-week workouts. Training programs are geared toward adult participants 18 and older. However, participants as young as 16 may participate as long as they are accompanied by a parent and the parent has signed a release acknowledging the risks involved. Both the parent and child would need to be registered for the program.
Note: This training program does not include guaranteed entry into the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Registration for In-Training for Peachtree will be available within the AJC Peachtree Road Race registration. Registration for training will stay open after the lottery until the end of April. You can decide to register for training even after race registration closes.
Specific 2017 Dates
- Registration Opens: during AJC Peachtree Road Race registration.
- Member registration - March 1- 14
- Lottery registration – March 15-22
- Registration for training Closes - April 30
- Kickoff Events - Each kickoff will offer two, one hour sessions in which Coach Amy will discuss the program, teach participants how to best utilize their training log, and answer your training questions. Program registration will also be available. You'll even get to be the FIRST in the world to see the Mizuno Limited Edition Peachtree Wave Rider 20, with an exclusive, kickoff-only SNEAK PEEK! Preorders of the shoe will be available.
- Saturday 4/8 – 10:00 a.m. - Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee
- Saturday 4/8 – 1:00 p.m. – Big Peach Running Co. Alpharetta
- Sunday 4/9 – 2:00 p.m. – Big Peach Running Co. Marietta
- Monday 4/10 - 6:00 p.m. – Big Peach Running Co. Kennesaw
- Tuesday 4/11 - 6:00 p.m. – Big Peach Running Co. Midtown
- Wednesday 4/12 - 6:00 p.m. – Big Peach Running Co. Brookhaven
- Thursday 4/13 - 6:00 p.m. – Big Peach Running Co. Decatur
- Saturday 4/15 – Join us at Singleton 5K & 10K
- Saturday Group Training Schedule: 7:30 a.m.
- 12 Saturdays, April 22 - July 1
- Midweek Workout Schedule: 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays, April 19 – June 28
Events incorporated into training: (register independently for the events listed below, a code will be provided when race registration opens)
- 4/15 – Singleton 5K & 10K – free with training
- 5/2 – 6/14 - All Comers Track & Field Meets
- Free entry into Braves Country 5K will not be included this year
The In-Training for Peachtree Midtown location has sold out. You can no longer register for this location, There are six other convenient Big Peach Running Co. training locations still available. Find which fits your needs best:
- Big Peach Running Co. Alpharetta- 5530 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004
- Big Peach Running Co Brookhaven – 705 Town Blvd, Ste. 340, Atlanta, GA 30319
- Big Peach Running Co. Decatur - 114 E Trinity Pl, Decatur, GA 30030
- Big Peach Running Co. Kennesaw- 1625 Ridenour Boulevard, Kennesaw, GA 30152
- Big Peach Running Co Marietta – 1062 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068
- Big Peach Running Co Midtown- 800 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 - SOLD OUT. (Free legal street parking and paid parking are available; participants are responsible for any parking fees.)
- Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee- 320 Town Center Ave., Suwanee, GA 30024
Wednesday Workout Locations
- Piedmont Park, Active Oval
- North Gwinnett HS
- Riverside Park
Training at Home
Interested in training for the AJC Peachtree Road Race and unable to attend weekly meet-ups? Choose "Training at Home" during registration to have your training log and shirt mailed to you and train with our coaches via social media and email!
- $65.00 - Training only
- $140.00 – Mizuno Upgrade Package
- Includes Training and Mizuno running shoes valued at $120.00 or less. Shoes above this price point the participant would be responsible for the price difference. Shoes must be redeemed during the month of April.
- The Mizuno Upgrade discount does not apply to the Peachtree Wave Rider 20. Pre-orders and sales for the Peachtree Rider can only be made at participating stores.
- $75 Upgrade: If you already registered for training, you can still purchase the Mizuno Upgrade anytime during the month of April. Redeem your shoes at any of the Big Peach Running Co. stores by bringing in your e-receipt. Click here to upgrade.
- Refund Policy: Training registration is non-refundable* and non-transferable (*?Refunds considered for medical reasons only, must be submitted with a physician's letter prior to 4/30/17. $25 processing fee will be retained.)
- Event Registration
- This training program does not include guaranteed entry into the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race.
- 12- week training program with weekly pace group runs and training sessions
- Mid-week workouts (hill and interval training)
- Training log with directions to customize your workout to meet your goals
- Weekly Training Email with training tip video content
- Entry into Facebook Group
- Short Sleeve Mizuno Performance shirt
- Discount on Road ID items
- Free entry into Singleton 5K & 10K on April 15