The AJC Peachtree Road Race is one of the few times of year Atlanta residents don’t have to worry when they see a group of people in costumes running down the street.
Peachtree runners wear funny or profound or clever outfits every year, and 2018 was no exception. AJC reporters at the race snapped pictures of some of the best they spotted.
First, there were funny costumes.
Maureen Lovett of Chamblee has been running the Peachtree Road Race for 23 years. Her daughter, 30-year-old Erin Lovett started running with her in 2001. Now, every year the Lovett family and their friends dress up in theme for the race. Last year, they were Power Rangers. This year, characters from Star Wars.
Photo: Tara Subramanian
Atlanta natives Debbie Shelton, Juliet Richard, Teresa Musso and Tammi Duncan along with Darcy Leblanc from Orlando have been running the Peachtree Road Race together for 5 years. The women met through playing tennis.
Photo: Tara Subramanian
07/04/2018 -- Atlanta, GA -A group of juggling men participate during the 49th running of the AJC Peachtree road race near Piedmont Park, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
7/4/18 - Atlanta - Michael Gabriel gets ready to run in the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race on Wednesday, July 4. He says he chose to dress up to have fun. "It's not a race that I'm going to do my best at, so instead I'd rather entertain people," he says. Jenna Eason / Jenna.Eason@coxinc.com
7/3/18 - Atlanta - Scott Graffagnini dances to the music at the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race on Wednesday, July 4. He says he is "beer running," in which he will stop throughout the race whenever someone gives him a beer to drink it. Jenna Eason / Jenna.Eason@coxinc.com
7/3/18 - Atlanta - Nancy Wall poses for a photo while dressed as the Statue of Liberty for the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race on Wednesday, July 4. She says she dressed up to celebrate the United States' birthday. She has on a cape that reads, "I care." She says it is supposed to show her support for immigrants. Jenna Eason / Jenna.Eason@coxinc.com
7/3/18 - Atlanta - Jamey Holt helps Byronn Howell pin his bib on his Captain America costume at the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race on Wednesday, July 4. Jenna Eason / Jenna.Eason@coxinc.com
A Dalton firefighter in full gear.
Photo: Amanda Coyne
A serious outfit:
And one matching set of outfits for the Whitley family, which ran three generations in the race.
For more AJC Peachtree Road Race coverage, check out photos from the event.