The Peachtree 50

Celebrating the AJC Peachtree Road Race

50 years. 50 weeks. 50 stories.


Employee No. 1

By Jay Holder

Profiling Atlanta Track Club’s first paid employee, Bob Varsha


How Churches Embraced the Peachtree

By Natalie Demarko
Exploring the relationship between the Peachtree and its holiest tradition.


Peachtree and The Park

By Marcus Budline

How does the park hold 60,000 participants every year? Find out.


How it All Starts

By Jay Holder
Exploring some of the Peachtree’s most notable race starters, from start to finish.


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You can start preparing for the 50th Peachtree by checking out the AJC Peachtree Road Race website at Learn about registration, the expo and more. 


Each Thursday, you'll find a new story on this site examining the history, legacy and impact of this quintessential Atlanta tradition. To learn more about the project, click below.


There's only one way to guarantee your entry for the 50th AJC Peachtree Road Race: By becoming an Atlanta Track Club member. Join today and you'll get 18 months of membership for just $35.  


Get excited for the 50th with a look back on the 49th


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