The Peachtree 50

Celebrating the AJC Peachtree Road Race

50 years. 50 weeks. 50 stories.


Volunteers are Dear to the Peachtree

By Adina Solomon

Profiling the sole of the AJC Peachtree Road Race: Its 3,000 volunteers


Craig Virgin’s American Record

In our first video story, Craig Virgin details his record-setting 1981 victory.


Julia Emmons: Charming and Relentless

Profiling the former Atlanta Track Club director who turned the Peachtree into what it is today.

By Barbara Huebner


Employee No. 1

By Jay Holder

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


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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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