Overall Rating
Overall Rating (8 Reviews)
4.4
(8 Ratings)(8 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.3
SCENERY
3.4
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
3.9
The AJC Peachtree Road Race, organized by Atlanta Track Club, is the largest 10K in the world. 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. The AJC Peachtree Road Race has become … MORE
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    mcallaway REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is an event, not a race...it's a great Atlanta and American tradition. You're never going to run a Personal Best on July 4 in Atlanta, so soak in the … MORE

    This is an event, not a race…it’s a great Atlanta and American tradition. You’re never going to run a Personal Best on July 4 in Atlanta, so soak in the heat, humidity, hills, and fun atmosphere!
    2018 was my 27th straight Peachtree. Thankfully, not a lot has changed through the decades other than the starting process. Currently, there are 22 start waves that begin over the course of almost two hours. This allows the large field to arrive and start in small increments. The staging area at the start is not nearly as crowded as it used to be, and the course is rarely as crowded in person as it appears from overhead photos.
    If you do want to run fast, submit a qualifying time at registration to ensure a placement in Wave A, or as close to the front as you can get. In 2018, the Wave A standard was 45:47 and a sub-60 minute 10K or equivalent was good enough to place you in Wave E, starting a full hour ahead of those who did not submit a time whatsoever (Waves R-Y). Any submitted time will be placed ahead of those who do not submit a time at all, so you risk getting stuck behind all the walkers who submitted times and thus were put in the middle waves.
    The wheelchair racers and the elite women have separate early starts. The elite men go off with Wave A at 7:00am. The final wave doesn’t start until 9:20am. The temperature difference is usually substantial, so take care to hydrate throughout, and enjoy the fun run.

    Course description: The first half of the course is downhill and fast, followed by the legendary “cardiac hill” in mile 4, which is rather steep but relatively short. A highly underrated and overlooked incline lasts most of mile 5, before a level/downhill final mile kick on 10th Street takes you home to the meadow in Piedmont Park. Ice cold towels are a hit at the finish. There are fresh peaches, but in general post race food options are rather slim. Coca-Cola/Powerade products are available on 10th Street. There’s not a huge post-race crowd despite the race’s size. They stopped having a live band at the finish stage a few years ago, and now most people leave quickly, which is a shame because the awards ceremony is always a who’s who of American 10K talent.

    Bottom line: I’ve raced from Wave A and walked with friends / family from the back. There’s no wrong way to do it. You’ll experience Atlanta’s heat, hills, and humidity, and Atlanta Track Club’s world-class race production. And yes, you’ll get that coveted Peachtree T-shirt.

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    RachSeattleRunner REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is a great event if you like a really big race with big enthusiastic crowds. The transportation can be hectic so plan ahead and plan for a somewhat cumbersome … MORE

    This is a great event if you like a really big race with big enthusiastic crowds. The transportation can be hectic so plan ahead and plan for a somewhat cumbersome finish line. There’s also MANY starting groups, A-Z, I think, so getting started can take a really long time. It’s an Atlanta tradition and fun to be part of the culture of this race.

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    kristynauhles FIRST-TIMER '17

    Very well organized, fun race. One of the best organized races I have seen. If you read reviews online you will find people saying this a difficult course. I believe … MORE

    Very well organized, fun race. One of the best organized races I have seen. If you read reviews online you will find people saying this a difficult course. I believe it is not a flat, fast course but it rolling hills with plenty of slow gradual hills and downhill that balance each other out. You have fantastic crowd support the entire way!

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    cedoyle REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Low cost race. Very well organized. Decent T-shirt, but not a technical shirt. Average food hand-outs at end. I have run the race the previous 3 years. This was the … MORE

    Low cost race. Very well organized. Decent T-shirt, but not a technical shirt. Average food hand-outs at end. I have run the race the previous 3 years. This was the first time that the weather affected me.

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    4
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    5
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    4
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    3

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    gator REPEAT RUNNER '16

    It's a fun event since there are > 60,000 runners, BUT the start is a bear. My start wave's start time was 9:00 but the race starts at 7:30, and … MORE

    It’s a fun event since there are > 60,000 runners, BUT the start is a bear. My start wave’s start time was 9:00 but the race starts at 7:30, and they want everyone there early.

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    cedoyle REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Good way to spend the morning of the 4th of July. Very well run race. The race has 60,000 runners, but there are over 20 waves. So, it is easy … MORE

    Good way to spend the morning of the 4th of July. Very well run race. The race has 60,000 runners, but there are over 20 waves. So, it is easy to run at your own pace if you get into the right wave.

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    cedoyle REPEAT RUNNER '14

    Since I had only recently restarted my running program, I did not have a race time to submit during the registration. Therefore, I was put in the second-to-last wave (~2-hour … MORE

    Since I had only recently restarted my running program, I did not have a race time to submit during the registration. Therefore, I was put in the second-to-last wave (~2-hour runners). Even though I started at the very front of the wave, I was zig-zagging the whole course trying to get past the walkers and slower runners.

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    cedoyle REPEAT RUNNER '15

    This race is very well organized. It is a nice course through Atlanta. It was raining this year so there were not as many people along the course to cheer … MORE

    This race is very well organized. It is a nice course through Atlanta. It was raining this year so there were not as many people along the course to cheer us on. They start in waves, so if you get in the correct wave, you do not need to dodge the other 60000 runners.

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