Win a free pair of AJC Peachtree Road Race numbers

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The race is on.

Organizers expect 60,000 people this July 4 at the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race. If you want to be among them but didn’t snag a number during this year’s lottery, listen up. We have a pair of AJC Peachtree Road Race numbers we’d love for you to have!

Entering to win them is easy: just leave a comment below. Feel free to share your running story, your training routine, or why you’d like to run the Peachtree this year. You must use your real email address (which doesn’t show up on the blog).

While you’re at it, check out the AJC Peachtree Road Race Facebook page and Twitter account. And don’t miss the AJC Peachtree Road Race page, with great training tips, results from past years and more.

The winner will be selected at random at 4 p.m. today, and we’ll notify the winner via email. You’ll then need to submit your registration information to the Atlanta Track Club by 5 p.m. Friday. We’ll send full details to the winner.

Good luck!

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May 30th, 2012
12:07 pm

I would like the challenge of running in the Peachtree Road Race.


May 30th, 2012
12:10 pm

Finished my first 5k a couple weeks ago. Now ready to step it up!


May 30th, 2012
12:15 pm

Lifelong resident wanting to participate in the Peachtree Road Race for the first time!!


May 30th, 2012
12:21 pm

I would love to run this year’s Peachtree Road Race. I entered but was not selected in this year’s lottery. Nevertheless, I’ve still been running some early mornings and late afternoons (and hydrating accordingly!) just in case I luck up and get a race bib. Best wishes to all the runners!


May 30th, 2012
12:24 pm

Would love the opportunity to run the PTRR!


May 30th, 2012
12:25 pm

Entering to help my wife and friend get a number! Good luck!


May 30th, 2012
12:31 pm

skipped registration this year after running for the past 3 – wish I’d have registered now!


May 30th, 2012
12:34 pm

Entering for my brother. He runs every morning at 5am. He ran the reagan and wants to do the Peachtree!! Good luck runners!!


May 30th, 2012
12:39 pm

Ran the last 7 races, but rolled snake-eyes in this years lottery. Dos numeros, por favor! :)


May 30th, 2012
12:41 pm

My fiance and I both need to lose 10 pounds before the wedding, and running a 10K is more acceptable than giving up country fried steak.

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May 30th, 2012
12:48 pm


May 30th, 2012
12:50 pm

i want to be a winner! if not of the actual race, at least a winner of a chance to run it!


May 30th, 2012
12:56 pm

The BBQ always tastes better if you’ve crossed the finish line. Reason enough …


May 30th, 2012
12:57 pm

I recently (over the last year or so) have lost 80 lbs. I’d love to celebrate this weight loss by doing the PRR! This would also be a great way to celebrate the 4th with my family who are already running!


May 30th, 2012
12:58 pm

I just turned 40 and upped my workouts to inlude running and cross fit so I’m looking forward to this challenge.


May 30th, 2012
1:06 pm

I lost 40 pounds over this past year and would love to participate in the Peachtree Road Race. I participated many years ago (with the 40 pounds) and enjoyed every minute.


May 30th, 2012
1:12 pm

It’s a great place to meet guys … and I know what kind of shape they’re in before giving out my number!


May 30th, 2012
1:14 pm

My boyfriend is heartbroken he didn’t get in for the first time in 6 years. His birthday is next week and this would be awesome to win for him!


May 30th, 2012
1:15 pm

As mentioned earlier, really want a pair for my son and I to use to participate. We entered the lottery but didn’t get numbers.


May 30th, 2012
1:32 pm

Would love to surprise my girlfriend with a PRR number… pick me!


May 30th, 2012
1:42 pm

My best running friend and I BOTH didn’t get in this year. I’d love to keep my streak alive and surprise her with the numbers!


May 30th, 2012
1:43 pm

I would love a chance 2 better my time!


May 30th, 2012
1:45 pm

It sure would be neat, to run down Peachtree street.
It requires a number,otherwise it is a bummer.
So here is my plea,to win a # for the Peachtree.


May 30th, 2012
1:50 pm

Thanks for the opportunity AJC. I’d love an opportunity to improve my race time and one-up my brother in the race. :)


May 30th, 2012
1:51 pm

My wife and I have been working out together for the last two years. This would be a good opportunity for us to have some fun running in the Peachtree.

Jessica Kreunen

May 30th, 2012
1:52 pm

I have been running for about a year and never thought I would enjoy it but I have fallen in love with the runner’s high! I ran the Peachtree last year for the first time but did not get the lottery number this year. I would love the chance to try for a better time this year! Thanks!


May 30th, 2012
1:53 pm

I want to run it


May 30th, 2012
1:54 pm

Lauren, what a cool blog and idea! I would love to win the number to run in the Peachtree. I’m an Atlanta native, but that’s one thing that has eluded me on my “bucket list”, so to speak. However, as I’m now in my 40s, my days of serious athletic accomplishments are starting to fade… I hope that just once I will be able to experience what it’s like to be in the PRR, and I’d love to take my wife along with me. Please choose my name — I can’t think of a more fun “Atlanta thing” than to say you’ve been a part of the Peachtree!

(Oh, and my wife’s birthday is that week — how cool would it be to surprise her with an entry into a fun activity that we can do together!)

Micah M

May 30th, 2012
1:55 pm

I didn’t get picked in the lottery this year and would like to win a number.

Natalie Reckard

May 30th, 2012
1:59 pm

I would LOVE to win this! This is one of my favorite 4th of July traditions!!!!


May 30th, 2012
2:00 pm

I’m ready to run it a fifth time.


May 30th, 2012
2:00 pm

This would be so fun!

Akash Patel

May 30th, 2012
2:00 pm

Last year was the first year I ran it and it was a lot of fun!


May 30th, 2012
2:01 pm

I have been running for a little over an year and would enjoy running the Peachtree. Never thought of myself as a runner but have really enjoyed it.


May 30th, 2012
2:02 pm

Would really like to run the peachtree…..


May 30th, 2012
2:03 pm

Have never ran a race but this looks like a good first one.


May 30th, 2012
2:05 pm

My cousin looks forward to this every year and he has run it the past 3 or 4 years. This year however he was not selected please pick me so he can race.

Amy Churchill

May 30th, 2012
2:05 pm

I have just started running this year and will be doing a half in August and this would be a great opportunity to try run a race before my big one! Thanks!


May 30th, 2012
2:06 pm

Had hip surgery 2 years ago with a madatory 1 year recuperation, just getting back into distance wallking/running shape and would love to do the Peachtree again!


May 30th, 2012
2:08 pm

Me and my wife have been running for 9 years. This year we did not get numbers. Got to make it to 10. PLEASE!!!

sarah estes

May 30th, 2012
2:13 pm

Would love the opportunity to participate.


May 30th, 2012
2:18 pm

I have run the Peachtree RR over a dozen times since the early ’90s but missed the registration this year – would love the opportunity to run another one this year!

Josh D

May 30th, 2012
2:22 pm

I have a buddy that I just started helping get into running shape. He started running after his close friend had a stroke at age 37 and it was a real wake up call. He as been kicking around the idea of running a race this summer and I think getting these entries into the road race would be great motivation to keep him running.


May 30th, 2012
2:27 pm

So excited to have a chance at a pair of numbers for the PTRR! Good Luck to all the contestants!

Gaurav Batra

May 30th, 2012
2:27 pm

I would love to have this opportunity.


May 30th, 2012
2:28 pm

Trying to run for the 4th time! Wife got a number but I didn’t…


May 30th, 2012
2:31 pm

No tradition in Atlanta is better than running the Peachtree Road Race on the 4th of July!!
I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to participant in that tradition!!

Alan McNaron

May 30th, 2012
2:34 pm

Would love the challenge. Just moved to Atlanta and haven’t ran since college. I would have to train and today would be the perfect day to find out. Gives me a month to put in the work and be ready to run for the AJC!

But I see some very convincing and probably more deserving comments than mind… I understand. I would pick someone who has the commitment and is commenting more selflessly than I am.


May 30th, 2012
2:36 pm

I love bacon!!!