ATLANTA – Just 50 weeks away, on July 4, 2019, the Atlanta Track Club, the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the global running and walking community will celebrate the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

The Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the Peachtree, announced its 50-week celebration and the countdown to race day by unveiling the event logo and announcing three initiatives to mark the milestone.

A registered lottery entrant or Atlanta Track Club member participant from every state will be awarded a complimentary roundtrip airfare to Atlanta on Delta Air Lines, the official airline partner of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

These 50 visitors will be provided with a personalized 10K training plan designed specifically for the Peachtree and treated to a “50 at the 50th” VIP Atlanta and AJC Peachtree Road Race experience that includes an exclusive pre- and post-race party.

Track Club members are guaranteed entry into the 50th AJC Peachtree Road Race. Non-members register for remaining slots via a lottery.

Member and lottery registration open in March.

Full coverage of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on 11Alive.com

The track club also announced changes to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior. Held annually since 1987, this “Peachtree for kids” has traditionally been held in May but will move to July 3rd in 2019.

Kids 14 and under will run on 10th Street before entering the meadow at Piedmont Park.

Registration for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior opens in early 2019.

The Atlanta Track Club also released the first installment of the Peachtree 50, a collection of 50 stories spanning 50 weeks that will celebrate a different aspect of the race’s history and legacy. You can find the first one by clicking here.