Deadline extended for 2020 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest

As runners begin to train for the 51st annual AJC Peachtree Road Race, the Atlanta Track Club is accepting designs for the T-shirt contest and the deadline has been extended.

Graphic designers, artists and everyone in between won’t need to rush to get their ideas submitted in the next two days. Now, they’ll have until Monday, Feb. 10 to send in their designs.

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Submissions for the 2020 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Contest should tie in this year’s theme, “Move Forward with Atlanta.” The idea is that the biggest 10K around the globe continues to shape and demonstrate how Atlanta has changed and grown.

“Following an unforgettable celebration of its 50th Running, the AJC Peachtree Road Race moves forward into the next 50 years of the iconic event,” read a statement from race director Rich Kenah. “The artist who wins this year’s contest will be a major storyline of the Peachtree’s new chapter.”

Each designer can submit as many as three designs until the Feb. 10 deadline.

A judging committee including employees of the Atlanta Track Club and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will choose five design entries as potential finalists in the contest. In March, the public will vote in an poll for which design they think is the best. The winner will be announced at the finish line of the annual race on July 4. The lucky designer will receive a $1,000 check and the four runner-up prize winners will each receive a $100 check.

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To learn the official rules and how to enter, visit the Atlanta Track Club's website.

Last year’s winner was New York Times best selling author Emily Giffin’s “Lucky Bib” design. She submitted her design with runner and local artist Tina Tait as part of a special local celebrity version of the annual contest. With more than 20,000 votes, the classic design beat entries from the likes of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and AJC Peachtree Road Race legend Jeff Galloway, winner of the inaugural race.

Each year, the race attracts more than 60,000 runners and walkers. This year, participants will start at Lenox Square before ending in Piedmont Park. Registration opens March 15, 2020, with Atlanta Track Club members with active membership by February 1 receiving guaranteed entry.