AJC Peachtree Road Race to return to in-person racing, as well as virtual

AJC Peachtree Road Race to return to in-person racing, as well as virtual
The AJC Peachtree Road Race has been an Atlanta tradition since 1970. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

ATLANTA — The AJC Peachtree Road Race will return this year back on July 4 weekend and will be back to in-person racing.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this past year’s race was originally postponed to Thanksgiving, but was later turned into a virtual race as the spread of the virus continued.

“The 52nd edition of the annual 10-kilometer race is planned for two days; Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. Runners and walkers around the world will also have the opportunity to participate in the race virtually,” the Atlanta Track Club said in a news release.

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“This year, the AJC Peachtree Road Race may not be the world’s largest 10K. Our top priority is for the Peachtree to be the world’s safest 10K,” said Rich Kenah, the race director and executive director of Atlanta Track Club. “As planning continues, we will remain in constant communication with our medical team and the city of Atlanta to ensure all in attendance feel confident that their 4th of July celebration was both memorable and responsible.”

Registration for the race will open March 15 and remain open until May 1.

“Atlanta Track Club, which has operated the event since its inception in 1970, has not set a capacity for the race yet, but expects the total number to be less than the race’s traditional capacity of 60,000 people,” the release said.

For more information about this year’s race and registration, CLICK HERE.

Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race will take place virtually this year