Another year means another round of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. This year marks the 51st race and it wouldn’t be the race without a signature T-shirt to mark runners’ participation.
Judges from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Track Club and select participants of the AJC Peachtree Road Race have chosen the five finalists and now it’s up to the public to vote on which one will make the cut.
Voting is now open for the 2020 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Contest in which five Atlanta-area finalists are competing to have their design crowned the winner and placed onto the greatly desired T-shirt.
Throughout the month, the public can visit this link and cast their vote for their favorite design. The winner will be announced Saturday, July 4, at the finish line of the world’s biggest 10K. The winner will receive a $1,000 check and the four runner-up prize winners will each get a check for $100.
This year’s theme is “Move Forward with Atlanta,” the idea of which is that the race continues to shape and show the way Atlanta has transformed and grown.
Glimpse the finalists below.
“Moving Forward with the Peach” by Sophia Johnson of Alpharetta
Hoping to make something that “really showcased” the theme, Johnson collected lots of photos as inspiration.
“I knew for sure I wanted to include the peach somehow, and while I was searching, I found many images I liked of running shoes,” she said. “I found some amazing photos of running shoes, and I knew exactly where to put it — in the center of the peach! And everything else just came together.”
“Keep On Keepin’ On” by Beckie Dominick of Gainesville
Dominick was inspired to enter the contest because “I love to run and I love art and design. What better way to express that?”
“Turbo Peach” by Stephen Mullinax of Atlanta
Mulliniax said he wanted to focus on looking ahead for his design.
“I avoided looking for inspiration from the past and instead created a modern, minimal design that represents our city’s forward momentum and bright future,” Mullinax said.
“Street Peach” by Alanna LeBlanc of Newnan
Zeroing in on the city’s cultural arts, LeBlanc said “the murals of our city, specifically pop art, inspired me. Local artist Yoyo Ferro and well-known artist Keith Haring were my main muses for this piece.”
“Intersecting Energy” by Margo Weitzel of Smyrna
Weitzel, an Atlanta native, is no stranger to the t-shirt contest. She entered the contest back in 2018 and was selected as a finalist. This year she reentered because she “really enjoyed the design challenge and process it takes to create something that represents the tradition and magnitude of this race.”
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