AJC Peachtree Road Race 10k – July 4, 2016 – Buckhead – Atlanta GA
Kick off your Fourth of July festivities by running the largest 10k in the world! In its 47th running, the AJC Peachtree Road Race has become a Fourth of July tradition for thousands of people throughout the Atlanta area and beyond. Lottery Registration is open now, March 15 – 22. So hurry and grab a spot!
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
History: On July 4, 1970, 150 runners gathered at the old Sears parking lot on the corner of Peachtree and Roswell Road. Of those runners, 110 finished. The group, now known as the “Original 110,” ran 6.2 miles through Atlanta to Central City Park in what would go down in history as the inaugural Peachtree Road Race!
Why is registration through a lottery? Atlanta Track Club made the decision to switch to a lottery system in 2011 in order to establish a fair and less frantic way for entrants to register for the event. Under the first-come-first served system, the event was filling up faster and faster each year. In 2010, online registration slots were filled in just over four and a half hours. The lottery provides an equal opportunity for all participants to register and be selected for the event. The lottery system also helps eliminate errors and delays caused by high traffic volume to the registration site.
How does registration for the 2016 Peachtree lottery work? On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, an online registration form for the 2016 AJC Peachtree Road Race will be available at ajc.com/peachtree. You will fill out the registration form and be asked to provide your credit card information. Your credit card will NOT be charged unless your entry is selected. There is no fee to enter the lottery. Participants may enter the lottery only once. Those entering multiple times will have their entries thrown out and will not be eligible for selection into the 2016 event. The lottery will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall
10k starts at 7:30 AM.INFO/REGISTRATION @ AJC.COM/PEACHTREE