The AJC Peachtree Road Race has distinguished itself as one of the premier Fourth of July traditions in Atlanta with its festive atmosphere, scenic city course and beloved finisher’s T-shirt. Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the event attracts runners of all ages and paces eager to take part in the Fourth of July tradition. Below is general information that you will find useful for race day:
Friday, July 4, 2014
As part of our green certification with the Council for Responsible Sport, we will be utilizing virtual participant instructions for the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Download a pdf of the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race instructions here.
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a rain or shine event.
The AJC Peachtree Road Race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park.
- The wheelchair race begins at 6:45 a.m.
- The women's professional division begins at 7:17 a.m.
- The men's professional division and the footrace begins at 7:30 a.m.
- View the start map and wave start times here.
Getting to the Race:
Event participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to take MARTA. MARTA will begin running at 5 a.m. on race day. It is a convenient and inexpensive way to travel to and from the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Runners are encouraged to use the Lenox station for the start and the Midtown or Art Center station for the finish.
For more information on stations, fares or directions call Marta’s Customer Information Center at 404-848-5000, or visit their website.
Event Alert System (EAS):
Colored flags will be located at the start line, along the course at the water stations and in the finish area. The flags will communicate the specific alert level which could range from Low (Green) to Moderate (Yellow) to High (Red) to Extreme (Black) based on a variety of factors including weather conditions.
T-shirts and Awards:
All finishers will receive a 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt.
Age Group Awards for the top three men and women in each age group (14 & under, five-year increments up to 80+) are mailed to particpants after results are finalized thirty days following the event.
The course starts at Lenox Square and travels down Peachtree to 10th Street in Midtown.
The finish is located on 10th Street just outside of Piedmont Park. Road closures for the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race coming soon.
Water stops are located at every mile along the 6.2-mile course.
June Water Stop for Training Runs:
During the month of June, Atlanta Track Club volunteers will be providing water at a station near the halfway point on the course, just past Peachtree Batttle in front of Benihana. This is a great opportunity to test the course prior to the event. The water station will be available every Saturday and Sunday in June from 7 a.m.- 10a.m..