Start Wave FAQ's

Will I need to submit my start wave placement time when I register online?
All event participants are encouraged to submit a time for start wave placement during registration since start wave assignments for the AJC Peachtree Road Race are performance based.

Event participants looking to run in the sub seed and all other start waves will have the opportunity to submit a finish time from a past race run on or after January 1, 2012 on a USATF certified course (5K, 8K/5M, 10K, 15K, 10M, 13.1M distance) during registration, and will be placed in the appropriate start wave based on their time.  Those wishing to run in the top seed must submit a finish time from a race run on or after January 1, 2013.  All runners and walkers that have participated in the AJC Peachtree Road Race or another road racing event are encouraged to submit a finish time to receive earlier start wave placement.  Those that do not submit a time will be randomly placed in one of the last start waves.

Will the time I submit for start wave placement be verified?
Yes, all times submitted for start wave placement will be verified by the Atlanta Track Club.  If your time is not correct or cannot be verified, you will be randomly placed in one of the last start waves.
 
I forgot to submit my start wave placement time during registration. Can I submit my time now?
No, all start wave placement times must be submitted during registration.  No start wave placement times will be accepted once your registration has been submitted.
 
I am going to run a race just after the registration period ends.  May I submit that time after I register?
No, all start wave placement times must be submitted during registration.  No times will be accepted once your registration has been submitted.

Why are you asking people to submit a finish time from a past race for the 2013 Peachtree?
Having a finish time from a past race will help us assign participants to the appropriate start waves.  Start waves are organized by performance to help ease congestion at the start as well as along the course.

Do I need to submit a finish time from a past race in order to register for the AJC Peachtree Road Race?
No, you do not need to submit a finish time from a past race, but if you have participated in a road race within the past two years, you are encouraged to submit that time.  Those that do not submit a finish time during registration will be randomly placed in one of the last start waves.  Keep in mind, if you finished the 2012 or 2013 Peachtree, you can submit that time upon registering for this year’s event.

I haven’t run a race within the last two years, what should I do?
If you haven’t participated in a running event since January 1, 2012, you can participate in a 5K, 5M/8K, 10K, 15K, 10M or 13.1M event run on a USATF certified course between now and the time that registration opens.  View time standards for top-seed and sub-seed through open start waves.  A full listing of Atlanta-area running events can be found at atlantarunnersblog.org. All submitted race times will be verified by the Atlanta Track Club.

May I submit my time from the 2012 or 2013 Peachtree?
Yes, you can submit your time from the 2012 or 2013 Peachtree.

What information will I need to have on hand to enter a finish time for 2014 Peachtree start wave placement?
Those registering online who wish to submit a finish time from a past race will need to provide the race name, date, distance and net finish time (chip time).