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ING Marathon registration rolling, Peachtree starts March 21


Nice view! ING Marathon runners crossed Jackson Street last year. Registration is open now for the race. AJC file photo

Deep in the heart of winter, we must be eager to get outside. A press release yesterday from organizers of the ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon said race registration is 20 percent higher this year than it was at this time last year.

The March 21 races take 18,000 runners past Atlanta landmarks and through neighborhoods like the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland and Midtown. (For those looking for a lighter race, the Publix 5K and Kids Fun Run is March 21 in Grant Park.)

And that’s not the only thing happening March 21: that same day, online registration for the AJC Peachtree Road Race opens at 1 p.m., open to 45,000 runners. Another 10,000 runners will be randomly selected from all applications, including the paper ones printed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on March 28. We’re already starting to hear about some changes to the 2010 Peachtree race, including the news that start assignments will be performance based. (And if you’re looking for yet another shorter race, registration is open for March 27 Atlanta Women’s 5K.)

Want to go?

  • ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon: Registration is open now for the ING races. The races start at 7 a.m. March 21 and starts in Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.
  • AJC Peachtree Road Race: Online registration opens 1 p.m. March 21 for the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Printed Peachtree application will appear in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on March 28. The race is July 4.

6 comments Add your comment


February 18th, 2010
12:43 pm

How much is it going to be to register for the peachtree road race?

[...] five finalists will be revealed March 21, the day online race registration opens and public voting to pick the winner will run through April 30. Of course, we’ll learn [...]


February 12th, 2010
5:26 pm

Well it looks like I’ll be getting someone to register for the Peachtree for me with all my information since I will be in the ING Half marathon, and probably won’t be getting home until late afternoon. Who plans these things??? really??


February 4th, 2010
3:14 pm

@iRun, the CMM is hillier than you think and will wear you out early if you are not careful. Good luck with it! The ING this year will be my eleventh half to go with one full. My daughter is going to run it with me. Should be interesting!


February 3rd, 2010
8:12 pm

Won’t make ING this year because I will be out of town. So it’s Country Music Marathon for me! My first full and I expect to run it between 3:30 and 3:40 (I am hoping the excitement of the race pushes my pace – I can run a 7:45 for 5 miles but start slowing down after that….generally for anything more than 10 miles I seem to settle in at 8:20).

I won’t do Peachtree…to much of a circus.

John Tackett

February 3rd, 2010
12:43 pm

I am hearing complaints about the fact that registration for the Peachtree is the same day as the ING marathon. Many folks may be running the ING which starts at 7am and not make it home in time to register for the Peachtree at 1pm. You can always join the Atlanta track Club as club members get early registration (Individual membership or higher) Just a thought..