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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Registration dates for 2012 Peachtree Road Race released

Some of you may have seen it by now. An early 2012 Christmas present. Ahh yes...the first anouncement from the 2012 Peachtree Road Race that registration will open Thursday, March 15. Mark it on your calendar now, fellow runners.   No longer are the days of waiting for that faithful Sunday morning to run out, getting that day's AJC, filling out your registration and mailing it in. No; Read the entire post [...]

Peachtree Road Race — the heart of the matter

I was a bit shocked to hear my sister describe a scene she walked past a week and a half ago in the Peachtree Road Race: a man lying on the ground, receiving CPR, a crowd gathered around him, and EMTs preparing a defibrillator to be placed on his chest. "Yikes. That sounds pretty scary," I said, half-way blowing off what I thought could perhaps be an overdramatization. And then I saw 11Alive's Read the entire post [...]