Registration for the AJC Peachtree Road Race Is Drawing Nigh!

February 28th, 2014 | In Featured, Local Running News

Strap on the trainers, stretch out the cobwebs, and get training! Peachtree is coming.

Strap on the trainers, stretch out the cobwebs, and get training! Peachtree is coming.

As registration for the AJC Peachtree Road Race opens tomorrow, we’d like to preemptively answer your Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not listed below, please send us a message at We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Other FAQs are on the race website:

Guaranteed Member Registration is open March 1 to 11:59pm, March 14.
Lottery Registration is open March 15 to 11:59pm, March 22.

If I registered for a membership after the February 1 deadline, can I still get a guaranteed member entry?
No, you must have registered by February 1 or in person at Hearts and Soles 5K on February 8 to guarantee your entry.

But I couldn’t! There was a snow day and I was stuck at work and I had to go to the doctor and I just changed jobs and I was out of town for the long weekend and my kids have basketball games every weekend and I’ve been a member for two years and I have run the Peachtree for three years and I love the Tar Heels and it was my grandmother’s 112th birthday and I had to study for the Bar Exam. Can I get in now?
You almost had me with your love for UNC but, unfortunately, no. The deadline was February 1.

Can I speak to your supervisor or can someone else help me?
They will tell you the same thing. The deadline was February 1. Sorry!

My name changed since my last race. How do I ensure that the time I use for seeding is correctly verified?
Make sure that you register using the same name that you ran the race with. We verify the results based on the times found online, so they must be in the same name. We don’t know that Mary Smith who completed the 2013 Back to Football Run is the same person as Mary Johnson who is now registering for Peachtree.

My member information is incorrect, so I cannot log in and register as a member. Help!
You will have to register using the incorrect information. Contact us after registration, and we will update your information for Peachtree and membership.

I’m running a race in April and my time should be faster than what I’m registering with. Can I update the time after?
No, the time that you submit during registration cannot be updated. But good luck in your next race!

Can I use a time from 2012?
Yes, you can use a race completed on or after January 1, 2012 on a USATF certified course (5K, 8K/5M, 10K, 15K, 10M, 13.1M distance). All Atlanta Track Club events are certified.

What if I don’t submit a time?
Then you will be randomly seeded and most likely placed in the last few start waves. If you want to avoid Wave W or X, make sure that you include a time.

My kids are 8 and 5 and are members, can they run?
I’m sorry, but they must be at least 10 years old. They can run in the AJC Peachtree Jr, though! Registration is open:

My running buddy is my beautiful golden retriever, Air Bud. Can he run with me?
If he’s as good at running as basketball, baseball, and volleyball, I would love to see him compete. To ensure his, your, and others’ safety, however, you must leave your furry friend behind.

I didn’t run last year because of the chance of rain. Can my number carry over for this year?
If you returned your number to us last year and received notice of a deferred number, then you will receive guaranteed entry for 2014 and can register March 1-14. You should have received an email the afternoon of February 28 with instructions. If you didn’t defer your number, you will have to go through the lottery again.

Can I register for the Triple Peach program during registration?
Yes, the Triple Peach program will be available during registration. If you are selected in the lottery, you can also register for Triple Peach after the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The Triple Peach is a package including entry into the Atlanta Marathon or 10 Miler and the Atlanta Half Marathon, as well as a special medal and shirt.

I’m a member and I forgot to register before March 15th. Can I still get guaranteed entry?
No, you must now enter through the lottery. We do offer three other options for receiving an entry.
1) If you have completed more than 10 Peachtrees in the past, you may be given special consideration in the lottery as a “streaker.” Details here:
2) You can purchase a charity number and support our Kilometer Kids youth running. Skip the lottery and register beginning March 1, or register after not getting into the lottery. Limited number of entries available:
3) Through the transfer system. Use someone’s number who can’t run:

I didn’t get into the lottery. How can I still run?????
See Numbers 1-3 above.

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