AJC PEACHTREE ROAD RACE
The 6.2 miles of the AJC Peachtree Road Race takes participants from the streets of Buckhead to the corners of Midtown, finishing in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
Water stops are available at every mile on the 6.2 mile course.
Getting to the race
Event participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to take MARTA. MARTA will begin running at 4:30 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.
Prohibited Items on Race Course
Water and Powerade are available to participants before, during and after each Atlanta Track Club event with the number of fluid stations determined by the length of the race. Personal hydration systems (Camelbak, Thor, etc.) or any device that conceals the liquid are not permitted. Liquid must be stored in visible non-glass containers smaller than one liter.
Start wave assignments for the AJC Peachtree Road Race are performance based. During registration, all participants have the opportunity to enter valid results from a previous race within the established guidelines provided below. Start waves are assigned to participants based on the qualifying time submitted during registration. Participants who do not enter qualifying times are randomly placed in later start waves. This process ensures safety and efficiency for all participants with the fastest athletes beginning the race first.
Atlanta Track Club validates qualifying times and projected athlete finish times. After your time was validated for accuracy, it was converted into a projected 10K finish time for this year's event. If you entered a time from anything other than a 10K, your time was converted into a projected finish time based off a series of algorithms. If you did not enter a qualifying time, or we were unable to validate your results, you were randomly placed in one of the later start waves.
We are unable to accept requests for start wave changes. If you registered after March 31 through a charity or promotional entry, your start wave will be assigned at a later date.
Start Wave Standards
Start wave standards are used as a guideline each year to determine wave placement. Start wave standards are determined based off the range of qualifying times that were submitted during registration. During the verification and assignment process, it may be necessary to adjust the standards from the previous year in order to accommodate the range of qualifying times that are submitted and the volume of runners within the physical space allotted.
After completing the AJC Peachtree Road Race, celebrate your accomplishment with family and friends in Piedmont Park. Pick up your highly-coveted finisher's T-shirt, grab some post-race fuel and check out the activities and samples provided by our sponsors. The main stage will feature music and DJ, as well as our awards ceremony.
If you are an Atlanta Track Club member, stop by Park Tavern and join us for our member recovery area!
Family Meeting Area
Family Meeting Area is located inside Piedmont Park and will be available for participants looking to reunite with family and friends. Please note that additional fencing with designated entry and exit points will be in place around the Piedmont Park finish area. Anyone entering the restricted area within the park with a backpack, bag, purse, etc. will be subject to a search.
Shade and Shelter
Need a place to escape the sun or the rain (hopefully, not the rain)? Look for the Shade and Shelter tents in the meadow!
Make sure to get your picture taken by MarathonFoto! Look for the MarathonFoto photographers, who will be capturing your official post-race memories. Photos will be available within one week of the event at marathonfoto.com, and registered participants will also receive an email alerting them to when their race photos are ready.