The Peachtree 50

Celebrating the AJC Peachtree Road Race

50 years. 50 weeks. 50 stories.


The Peachtree, Junior

By Barbara Huebner

Looking back on the founding and evolution of the Anthem Peachtree Junior.


The Sacred Shirt

By Jay Holder

The legend and story of the AJC Peachtree Road Race finisher’s T-shirt


From Car Trunk to One Click

By Natalie Cabanas

Registration season is here for the Peachtree. Read about its history in Week 35’s story.


The Last Original

By Barbara Huebner

Profiling the Peachtree’s original legend: Bill Thorn


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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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