AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

Want to start near the front of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race? Here’s how.

Run a race on a certified course – 5K, 10K, 5 mile, 15K, 10 mile or half marathon – before registering (March 15-24) and use your time to qualify for a start wave. The quicker your qualifying time, the closer to the front you start.

Below is a list of upcoming runs on certified courses, and results from these events can be used when registering for the AJC Peachtree. You also can use your time from either of the past two AJC Peachtrees or any other certified race coming on or after Jan. 1, 2009.

For more information on registering, check the Atlanta Track Club’s website and go here for start wave information. Here is a list of times needed for each wave.

Please let us know of any other qualifying runs.

Feb. 19: Run the Regan 5K, 10K and Half Marathon (all qualifiers), Snellville, www.runthereagan.net

Feb. 19: Taste 10K, Athens, www.taste10k.org

Feb. 20: Locomotive Thunder 5K, Kennesaw, www.locomotiveraceseries.com

Feb. 26: Charles Harris Run for Leukemia 10K, Tucker, charlesharrisrun.com

March 5: Chattahoochee Road Runners 5K and 10K (both qualifiers), Sandy Springs, www.crrclub.com

March 5: Shallowford Scot Trot 5K, North Atlanta, shallowford.org/scottrot.html

March 5: Berry College BCEMS Half Marathon, 10K and 5K (all qualifiers plus 10K mark in half marathon will be timed to qualify), Rome, www.berry.edu/academics/education/elementary/berryhalfmarathon.asp

March 5: Your Pace or Mine 5K, Lawrenceville, www.rungeorgia.com/yourpaceormine5k.html

March 12: Silver Comet 10k, Mableton, silvercometraces.com

March 13: Junior League ShamRock ‘N Roll Road Race 5K and 10K (both qualifiers), Atlantic Station, www.jlatlanta.org/?nd=shamrock_n_roll

March 19: Fallen Heros of Georgia 5K and 10K (both qualifiers), Lake Lanier Islands, fallenheroesofgeorgia.com

March 19-20: Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon (March 20) and 5K (March 19) (half marathon and 5K both qualifiers), Atlanta, www.georgiamarathon.com

5 comments Add your comment


February 14th, 2011
10:47 am

A question rather than a comment.
Can someone break down the qualifying times to the different waves? If I don’t run one of these road races but did participate in last year’s PTRR, does that finish time place me into a certain wave? Thanks…


February 16th, 2011
4:49 pm

The Junior League’s Shamrock N’ Roll Race on March 13 is amazing! All of the proceeds benefit over 90 charities throughout metro Atlanta that focus on women and children at risk. They also have a technical t-shirt and great race bags! It’s family and dog-friendly and there’s some amazing prizes for the finishers with strollers, dogs, kilts, etc. You can register on active.com. This really is a great race for a wonderful cause!

Runnin' on empty

February 16th, 2011
5:10 pm

Good list of races… very helpful and informative. I hope you can add to this list and update it throughout the year.

The races at Berry College on March 5 are awesome… great location, great scenery, good course, and a well-run event.

With weather like we’ve had this week, we’ll see a lot more people getting ready for races this spring and summer!


February 18th, 2011
6:57 pm

Gael (and others)-
You’ll find the qualifying standards for each wave of the Peachtree Road Race at http://www.peachtreeroadrace.org/documents/download/2011-peachtree-start-wave-time-standards
or you can just go to the peachtreeroadrace.org website and click through the FAQ|Start Wave selections to get that information.


February 20th, 2011
8:18 am

Just a comment, I hate the new way this is going down. I have run the PRR for the past 10 years and this just seems like a push to get runners to join the ATC as this is now the only way to ensure you get a number. I could see if they made people enter in a race time to weed out all the “non-runners” who run each year, but I will be highly upset if I don’t get a number this year.

Good luck to everyone going out for a number or who is running a qualifier in the upcomming weekends. I’m sure I will see you out there as I am hoping to move up this year.