AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery opens Thursday

Lottery registration for the 43rd AJC Peachtree Road Race will open at 7 a.m. Thursday and will stay open until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The 10k race, which features 60,000 runners, will be run on the Fourth of July. Go to http://www.ajc.com/sports/peachtree-road-race/ to register.

Entrants for the race will be randomly selected after the lottery closes. Entrants will receive an email by March 26 with the results. A searchable database will also be on www.peachtreeroadrace.org and www.ajc.com/peachtree on March 26.

Entry is $35 plus processing fees.  Winning entrants can pick up their numbers on July 2 or July 3 at the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center, or they can pay $7.50 to have it mailed.

Those wishing to run in  a group of as many as 10 people may select “Group” when they enter the lottery. If their group is selected, each participant will be slotted into the appropriate start wave based upon their submitted finished time.

Atlanta Track Club members will receive guaranteed entry opportunity into the race as long as their memberships are current as of Feb. 1. “Streakers,” those who have participated in at least 10 AJC Peachtree Road Races, will receive special consideration if they aren’t selected in the lottery.

For more information, go to www.peachtreeroadrace.org

– Doug Roberson, AJC

11 comments Add your comment


January 20th, 2012
10:27 am

Heck, run?? Are you crazy?


January 20th, 2012
12:57 pm

So you have to pay $35 to run a 10K?? How about no….

Highway robbery!

January 20th, 2012
1:49 pm

To pay $7.50 each to have them mailed. More like $3.00 would be fair but that’s the ATC’s way of bribing you to come downtown to pick them up!


January 20th, 2012
2:51 pm

Wonder where all that money goes?
Let’s see $35 x 60,000 = $2,100.00

I am in the wrong business. Cause some one is getting rich..


January 20th, 2012
2:52 pm

Wait missed some zeros



January 20th, 2012
2:58 pm

WOW! I didn’t know it was such a steep cost for a T-shirt…


January 20th, 2012
3:17 pm

Peachtree Road Race is a classic 10K, not sure why the knock on it. Obviously, none of you posting here run or keep in shape.


January 20th, 2012
4:02 pm

Seriously if you are not interested in running why even post to just show you are lazy and do not like to push your physical limitations. For big events $35 is actually extremely fair and this event is HUGE for the city. People from all over the world come to run this race and everyone makes an event out of the whole day.

Just to give a small comparison the Disney Half Marathon (which I know is longer) cast over $100 and you do not get into the parks for the day with that price.

madmommy(not really mad)

January 20th, 2012
5:02 pm

I just wish for once I was in the correct time group based on timed entry runs. Guess I will need to join ATC to get the better time wave. Oh well, just have to step over people like I do every year.

It is a great way to start out a holiay where you know you are going to eat and drink a bit more than you should. I have been running the race since 2004, just wish Wachovia-Opps Wells Fargo was a sponsor again since that always made the race just that much more fun. Sigh.

Billy Ray

January 20th, 2012
11:43 pm

Why does knocking the Peachtree Road Race mean you are lazy out of shape?

Blogging is for idiots and j and GSD prove it. I’m out and won’t blog anymore. Don’t want to contribute to the moron quotient of AJC readership.


January 21st, 2012
2:42 pm

Really people? Instead of reading this article and posting your disinterest of the event, why don’t you get off your butt and exercise. Furthermore…putting a big mac in your mouth is not considered exercise.