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Peachtree Road Race Registration at 7am This Morning!

posted by Chris Barber

peachtree-header-web-resizeGood to see that you are awake this early on a Sunday morning.  Way to be a go getter!  You’re going to get so much accomplished this morning…then take a nap on the couch while watching college basketball this afternoon.  Well you have the luck of the Irish from all of your St. Patty’s Day celebrations yesterday, you can register for the Peachtree Road Race at 7 am!  There will be 40,000 entries accepted online and another 10,000 paper application from the Sunday edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution will be accepted.  Just do it online so you don’t have to go out and buy a pencil.

The Peachtree Road Race is a fun event that has become a tradition for a lot of people.  All ages run this race so you could run it late into your years and start early.  You don’t have to be an avid runner or an occasional runner.  Some runners only to train specifically for the Peachtree Road Race every year.  This isn’t a race you want to try to get your PR in because of the large amounts of people.  Just get sub-seeded or below and avoid this.  The Preachtree Road Race is more of a fun, social event to participate in.  What better way to spend your 4th of July than in hot Georgia sun?  Insert pool party afterward and you’ve got yourself a celebration of independence!….Not that kind of celebration of independence.  Go America!

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  1. Stud says:

    I found it interesting reading Serious Running “about us” section. You indicated that your older brother did not run XC his senior year…so you would not beat him. My older brother should have given up cross country his senior year in high school too. Not only did I beat him, but I took his spot in the NC State High School XC Meet as a sophomore. Yep. That was a tough pill for him to swallow. I felt bad but not bad enough to let him beat me. :)

  2. runner1 says:

    I read they gave out all 45,000 numbers online in the first day (Sunday). If you missed your chance this Sunday’s paper will have applications for the remaining 10,000 slots.

    Apparently the ajc website crashed early on due to the demand – I wonder how many people would run if there was no cap – 60,000? 100,000?

  3. eddie says:

    I bet they could get up to 100,000 easily. I also heard that the server was down for 2 hours Sunday morning even though ATC and the AJC had repeatedly said there would be no problems with the online registration. That they were prepared for the increased traffic to their website. I’m glad I was able to register early. It must have been frustrating.