I’m about to hop on the plane to Atlanta with my Oiselle Little Wing Teammate, Mel Lawrence for what promises to be a grueling and fantastic couple days. Before the festivities get started, I wanted to share my schedule in case you want to follow along or come meet up! More thoughts later on the race itself.

The Happenings

What is it? AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia.

45th edition, a 4th of July Tradition, which is my favorite holiday!

Start time: 7:16 for the elite women, 7:29am for the elite men and then there are several waves after that.

Where to Find me:

Thursday:

I’ll be at the Expo 1-3pm taking pictures and signing autographs, magazines, forearms, bib numbers, and Picky Bar wrappers.

Friday:

7:16am I’ll be racing a 10k like my butt’s on fire! Immediately afterwards I’m hoping to catch up with some Oiselle Volee and Haute Volee teammates for some war story swapping, cool down jogging, and bevies.

2-4pm Sports Authority — Buckhead, near the start of the race. I’ll be there handing out the top 1000 finishers’ mugs, and hopefully hanging out with some cool peeps!

Saturday:

10:30am-12pm Come to West Stride for a meet and greet and to check out this famous, Woman Owned Specialty Running Store! It’s on the corner of Northside Parkway and West Paces Ferry Road. RSVP on this facebook event!

Cool Facts About AJC Peachtree Road Race:

Largest 10k in the World

Largest Road Race of any distance in the USA.

It sold out with 60,000 entries!

USA 10 km Championships for men and women again this year.

Winnings

What can you win besides pride and personal satisfaction? Well, as it turns out, money! Lots of it! And it’s a super deep field so it’ll be hard to get!

There is a special $50,000 American only prize purse for both men and women, (hooah!) distributed as follows:

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The course conditions:

Hot, humid, and hilly! Check out the course elevation profile:

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How to follow along:

On twitter, the official hashtag is #ajcprr, so if you click on it or search for it, twitter will pull up all associated tweets from the race.

The website is http://www.peachtreeroadrace.org/ where you can find results, the course map, and historical info on the event.

 

Let’s do this!!!!

XO -LF