He has the stack of t-shirts in his closet dating back more than 40 years.

Here’s how to train with the Atlanta Track Club for the AJC Peachtree Road Race 

Lace up those running shoes and get ready to dash.
The AJC Peachtree Road Race happens July 4. Registration for the Peachtree Road Race lottery ended in March, but April 7 is another important milestone for metro Atlanta entrants. 

That's when the Atlanta Track Club kicks off its in-training program with an event at each of its six AJC Peachtree Road Race in-training locations.

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Show up to meet the coaches, evaluate the training site, and ask any questions

Here are a few things to know about ATC’s in-training program:

If you’re already registered...

Good news. You can pick up your snazzy swag "In-Training for Peachtree" shirt that comes with the registration package, along with your running log.
If you’re still deciding on whether to join the training...

The kickoff events are the ideal chance to join up, since you can sign up for the training onsite. But really, what are you waiting for?

June 26, 2013-POWDER SPRINGS: Mark & Deidri Cumbie run together in their Powder Springs neighborhood on Wednesday June 26th, 2013, as they train for the Peachtree Road Race. They will run as a team tethered by a bandana because Deidri is blind. PHIL SKINNER / PSKINNER@AJC.COM editor's note: CQ
Photo: Phil Skinner

The down and dirty:

AJC Peachtree Road Race in-training program
schedule: Weekly training sessions take place on Saturday mornings at one of six locations throughout the metro Atlanta area with additional mid-week workouts. 
Training period: The 12-week program runs from April 14 through June 30.
Registration closes: April 30
Cost: $65 for training only (and a running log and shirt); $140 for training and Mizuno running shoes valued at $120 or less, redeemed during April.
List of kickoff events:
7:30 a.m., Saturday April 7: Phidippides Ansley Mall Midtown Atlanta
10:30 a.m., Saturday April 7: Big Peach Running Co. Alpharetta
12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8: West Stride Atlanta West side
6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9 Big Peach Running Co. Kennesaw
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Fleet Feet Decatur 
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 Fleet Feet Johns Creek

To register for the AJC Peachtree Road Race in-training, click here.

To learn more about ATC in-training for the AJC Peachtree Road Race and other races throughout the year, click here.

As part of Independence Day celebrations, Camp Phoenix was host to the AJC Peachtree shadow run. Approximately 200 runners gathered for the race in patriot square with the Atlanta Track Club on video chat to officially start the race.

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