Peachtree Road Race facts

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

When: Thursday

Start line: Lenox Square

Finish line: Piedmont Park, near 10th Street

Length: 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)

Race start times

Wheelchair: 6:45 a.m.

Women’s professional: 7:17 a.m.

Men’s professional: 7:30 a.m.

Seeded: 7:30 a.m.

Sub seed: 7:30 a.m.

A: 7:30 a.m.

B: 7:35 a.m.

C: 7:41 a.m.

D: 7:45 a.m.

E: 7:50 a.m.

F: 7:55 a.m.

G: 8:00 a.m.

H: 8:05 a.m.

J: 8:09:30 a.m.

K: 8:14 a.m.

L: 8:18:30 a.m.

M: 8:23 a.m.

N: 8:27:30 a.m.

P: 8:33 a.m.

R: 8:37:30 a.m.

S: 8:42 a.m.

T: 8:46:30 a.m.

U: 8:55:30 a.m.

X: 9 a.m.

Y: 9:05 a.m.

Transportation advice: Take MARTA, which will open at 5 a.m. Thursday. The start-line station is Lenox Square. The finish-line station is Midtown or Art Center. There is no parking available at Lenox Square. Most roads near Lenox Square will be closed at 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Results: Can be found on peachtreeroadrace.org, atlantatrackclub.org and ajc.com/peachtree.

Race number pick up: If you didn’t receive your race number in the mail, it can be picked up at the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday or 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday. The expo is free. To receive your number, you need to bring a copy of your race-number confirmation and a form of ID. A third party can pick up your number using that information. The expo will be held in Exhibit Hall A2.

Safety guidelines

There will be an increased law-enforcement presence and an increased number of restricted areas for this year’s race.

Runners and spectators are being asked to leave backpacks or unnecessary items at home. Other items that aren’t allowed on the course include any wheeled conveyance (including baby strollers, inline skates, skateboards, bicycles, skateboards, scooters), iPods or MP3 players.

If you see something suspicious, call 911 or alert a local official.

Know the Event Alert System (EAS). A flag system will be used to symbolize the course conditions during the race. A green flag signifies a low alert level, yellow is moderate, red is high and black is extreme.

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