I had this old poster from a previous AJC Peachtree Road Race. It read: “So hot even the pavement runs.” It’s going to be one of those days tomorrow.
It’s going to be hot. We knew that going in, and even as the temperature in the city cools from the record highs of last week, the heat will play a huge role in this year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Here’s the first thing to know: The Atlanta Track Club said in an e-mail to runners this morning that the race will begin in Alert Code Yellow (more on the color codes here). That means a moderate alert, “less than ideal conditions for the start time on Wednesday morning.”
“We encourage our participants to take it easy and be prepared for conditions to possibly get worse. We ask our runners to pay attention to the Event Alert System along the course as conditions change.
“Please utilize the water stops that will be available along the course on both sides of the street as well as the cooling stations. Hydrate prior to the