Know your wave: Peachtree Road Race start times

Peachtree Road Race number confirmations are being sent out this week, and it’s important to check your corral letter, which lets you know your start time:

Corral A: 7:30 a.m.

Corral B: 7:35 a.m.

Corral C: 7:41 a.m.

Corral D: 7:45 a.m.

Corral E: 7:50 a.m.

Corral F: 7:55 a.m.

Corral G: 8 a.m.

Corral H: 8:05 a.m.

Corral J: 8:09:30 a.m.

Corral K: 8:14 a.m.

Corral L: 8:18:30 a.m.

Corral M: 8:23 a.m.

Corral N: 8:27:30 a.m.

Corral P: 8:33 a.m.

Corral R: 8:37:30 a.m.

Corral S: 8:42 a.m.

Corral T: 8:46:30 a.m.

Corral U: 8:51 a.m.

Corral W: 8:55:30 a.m.

Corral X: 9 a.m.

Corral Y: 9:05 a.m.

Wave times are decided by your 2009 or 2010 PRR finish time or a chip time from a PRR qualifying race (Chattahoochee Challenge 5k or 10k, Your Pace or Mine 5k and Publix Half- and Full-Marathon are a few).

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June 21st, 2011
2:15 pm

I am a new runner who decided to run the PRR after watching my sister run it the past two years with me cheering her on. After the 2010 Race, I started jogging – even through the winter months – and when it came time to register for the PRR, we decided to do it as a group so that either we both got numbers or we didn’t. Luckily we got numbers! Now I am very excited to run the race with my sister, although a little nervous. I ran two 5K’s this spring, but 6.2 miles will be a first on July 4th. The issue is that we were placed in different corrals, but we want to run together.

[...] corral letter, which lets you know what time you start (check out the list of wave starts times here). In a bid to get a decent start time, I submitted my finish time from the Chattahoochee Challenge [...]


June 21st, 2011
3:12 pm

Hey, i’m a new one to the peachtree and used my time from the chilly dawg 5k in athens. that was a fun race early in janurary.COOOL but i got my number and it don’t matter to me what start corral i got, its just great to be able to take part in this race and challenge yourself to DO IT!! i will hopefully make it across the finish line at piedmont park among 60,000 others like me, YEAHHHH have fun and be safe also!!!

Marius Maximus

June 21st, 2011
4:35 pm

SMB, whomever was assigned to an earlier wave can join the person assigned to the later wave.


June 21st, 2011
6:13 pm

I ran the PRR in 55:00 last year. This year, my wife agreed at the last minute to run the race with me. She didn’t have any qualifying times so she’s in group W although we ran 6 miles in a little over an hour last weekend. I had already planned on dropping back to run with her, but is there any way that she can move up her start wave assignment at this point?


June 22nd, 2011
10:27 am

@ raindawg722: I’m in the same boat as you and from what I can tell, no changes besides your wife just starting with you in your wave group. I have seen mixed reviews for doing this, so I am going to play it by ear on race day. I just want to run and finish the race with my sister! There are some who take this WAY to seriously…


June 23rd, 2011
7:20 pm

If she’s in W, you move back to W. Period. Anything else = a selfish jackass move.


June 23rd, 2011
7:22 pm

SMB – you want to finish it with her? You start with her, so she’s not clogging up faster runners. It’s called common courtesy.


June 25th, 2011
10:05 am

“There are some who take this WAY to (sic) seriously…”

Want to know how to tell who takes it seriously? Hint — the earlier you start, the more seriously those around you are taking it. Your sister, with her number in the 8s or 9s, is the one everyone will look at and think “she’s the one I’ll be tripping over because she didn’t start with her group.” If you want to run with her, you drop back.


June 26th, 2011
3:10 am

Sansho1, did you really say that? And did you really just use “sic” to quote someone else pointing out the valid point that some people take this too seriously? They do. Get a life.


June 26th, 2011
3:13 am

And by the way, if you want to move your running partner up into another group, your only shot is to sneak past the people manning that particular time group. Try and walk in with a big group or something.


June 26th, 2011
7:06 am

If you don’t get it, I can’t explain it to you. And yet I feel compelled to try. You’ll never convince someone who’s set a goal and trained hard to achieve it to not take it seriously. If you’re there for a different purpose, that’s fine, too. I don’t run for time either, but I do my best to stay out of the way of those who do. Don’t jump groups, and walkers to the right — it’s really that simple. Have fun (and have fun lecturing people about having fun, I guess).