This morning at 7 a.m., the lottery opened to run the 43rd annual Peachtree Road Race. The Peachtree, as it’s referred to, is the largest 10K in the world, with 60,000 runners participating on the morning of July 4th.
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Atlanta’s biggest Fourth of July tradition will be back and bigger than ever in 2011: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10k has expanded its field to include 60,000 participants, all of whom are invited to vote for this year’s custom t-shirt design.
Each year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution solicits designs for the official custom t-shirt of the Peachtree Road Race, from which five finalists are chosen. Votes from race participants and supporters determine which design will be featured on the shirts that runners and walkers receive in the bag of goodies that awaits them just across the finish line in Piedmont Park.
The official race t-shirt is offered exclusively to the participants who complete the 10k (6.2 mile) course through the Buckhead neighborhood and Midtown Atlanta, and is the sole motivation for many individuals’ entrance into the registration lottery.