10 Peachtree Road Race Tips For Every Runner

We're a little over a month away from the 45th running of the Peachtree Road Race. Ahhhhh I can barely stand it! July 4th has always been my favorite holiday, and the Peachtree has only added to the excitement of the day for me. I ran my first Peachtree Road Race back in 2004 with my dad. I remember having such anxiety about the experience the night before that I barely got any sleep and ended Read the entire post [...]

Register for the 2014 Peachtree Road Race soon!

You know spring is just around the corner when folks start talking about the Peachtree Road Race! This Saturday, I will register to run my 10th Peachtree Road Race. Can you say excited?! I'm excited. Are you registering? If so, here are some helpful details. Who: Anyone wanting to run the largest/most badass 10k in Georgia. Also, the world. When: Saturday, March 15 through March 22. Read the entire post [...]

This is it! The 2013 Peachtree Road Race is here!

All right, racers. The 2013 Peachtree Road Race is among us! Is everyone ready?! Got your bibs? Safety pins? Electronics charged? Socks washed? Lucky headbands washed? MARTA fare? Favorite playlist updated? In just a few hours, we'll be gazing gladly upon this lovely scene. Good luck to you all. Happy Fourth of July. And may god bless America! Read the entire post [...]

3 Food Superstitions The Week of the Peachtree Road Race

The more I thought about writing this post, the more I've realized that I am way more superstitious that I'd like to admit to. Especially when it comes to sports. Reflecting on my actions this week, I can definitely say that I have three major superstitions specifically regarding food the week of the Peachtree Road Race. This being my 9th Peachtree, I think I've just started to do these things. Read the entire post [...]

The Peachtree Road Race, transportation & you

The Peachtree Road Race is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing for me (other than training)...planning and logistics! Such a large, long run in such a large city does not mean that you can just drive down and park like any other small-town 5/10K you've run before. Also, the fact that The Peachtree Road Race is not a loop means that you will need to have a plan. This post is Read the entire post [...]

Reviewing Your 2013 Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Options

Ah the Peachtree Road Race t-shirt. A time-honored tradition. Earned and worn by many. Discarded by some. I'm not sure WHO those people might be. But I'm sure they exist. I've heard some runners say that they do it for the t-shirt. To me, it's not the only reason to run the Peachtree, but Without further adieu, here are the t-shirt candidates for 2013, and my commentary on their designs. Read the entire post [...]

3 reasons to be excited for 2013’s Peachtree Road Race registration

The Peachtree Road Race is by far my favorite run of the year. But not because the course is challenging, or it's warm, or the t-shirt. (All of which are still things I love, by the way) It's my favorite run because of everything else. The things they don't talk during news coverage. Because it brings the city together. It's Americana in true form. And, much more importantly, it's something I've Read the entire post [...]

2012 Peachtree Road Race: The Good Foot, The Bad, The Ugly

I am happy to announce that I have recently finished my 8th Peachtree Road Race. At this rate, I'm on track to challenge my father's 26-race run, and have only missed 8 consecutive races by one year. (Thanks, night job in Augusta.) I'm usually pretty good about a pre-Peachtree Road Race blog post. This year, sadly, I have failed. Moreover, I've failed as a blogger in 2012. Though, I beat my sister Read the entire post [...]

I got the Peachtree Road Race rejection blues

Hey, Peachtree Road Race corporate folks, want to know how to suck the excitement RIGHT out of the 2012 race for me? Yep. You got it. Deny my racing partner, aka boyfriend, of a number. He entered at the same time I did - submitted a legit time for possible seeding, requested a mail-out number - did everything exactly the way I did. And got denied. Remember that post I used to gush on about Read the entire post [...]

Register for the 2012 Peachtree Road Race tomorrow morning

As Heidi Klum famously said, "You're either in or you're out." Such is the Peachtree Road Race registration lottery, which begins at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. Getting your name into the hat during the open registration period of March 15-22 is your best (only) shot at that treasured t-shirt come July 4. This year, the runner field is staying stagnant at 60,000. Although current ATC runners Read the entire post [...]