While the Atlanta Track Club requires the AJC Peachtree Road Race participants to be at least 10 years old on the day of the event, younger kids don’t have to sit out the annual tradition. As the world’s largest 10K returns to its traditional July 4 date, the kid-friendly counterpart, Peachtree Junior will take place on July 2.
Just as there are things to know about this year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race, there are a few things to keep in mind for Peachtree Junior. Learn more from answers to the questions below.
What is the Peachtree Junior?
The 2021 Peachtree Junior begins at 9 a.m. Friday, July 2. The event allows kids to experience the spectacle, prestige and bustle of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. There are two distances kids can participate in: the Mile, which is for children ages 6-14, and the Dash, which is for kids age 6 and under.
What is the “race by appointment” approach?
To give participants a socially distant and safe experience through the event area, Peachtree Junior is offering a “race by appointment.” Time slots can be selected online in registration. The Atlanta Track Club will update offer details closer to race day, so keep an eye on their website.
Is there a virtual option this year?
Much like 2020, a virtual component will be included. Check the Atlanta Track Club website for any updates.
When can you register?
Registration is available online and must be done by the cut-off date on July 1 at 11:59 p.m.
What’s the cost?
It’s $15 for kids to participate in the Mile through May 31 and $20 through July 1. The Dash is $10 through May 31 and $15 through July 1. Atlanta Track Club members pay discounted rates, but the costs for the Mile and Dash are the same whether participating by appointment or virtually.
What swag can you get?
Peachtree Junior participants will receive a short-sleeved Mizuno T-shirt, medal and a race-day snack.
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