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 are guaranteed a spot, thousands of common-folk runners will be turned away, so make sure to enter before the cutoff.
Race entry will cost $35. (Only to be applied to your account if selected.) And you may elect to pay $7.50 to have your bib mailed to you, or you may choose to drive down and pick it up at the Expo. I, personally, always opt for the mail-out option. Dealing with the traffic, headache, parking, and gas of driving to Atlanta on the weekend before = NO thank you.
Most importantly, make sure you stay tuned to The Good Foot for all things Peachtree Road Race this year. I’ll be publishing tips, tricks, and insider info from veteran runners.
Happy registering! And here’s to hoping they get a better picture of me this year.