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Local celebrities vying to win AJC Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt design contest

These celebrities are vying to have their design plastered across 60,000 shirts

The largest 10K event in the world is closer than you think and it’s time to vie for a highly coveted title -- AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt content winner!

Atlanta Track Club and the Atlanta Journal Constitution announced the five curators who will design the artwork for the finisher’s shirt at the 50th AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2019. 

Some big Atlanta names are involved this year. A Peachtree legend, two sports teams, a bestselling author and the Mayor of Atlanta will vie for honor to be the winner of the AJC Peachtree Road Race Finishers’ T-shirt design contest.

The winner will have their design appear on 60,000 shirts. Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive one. The Atlanta Track Club will also donate $5,000 to the charity or cause of the winner’s choice.

Okay, so who's in it to win it? 

-- Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is the mayor of Atlanta, but will she win the city’s heart through her shirt design? The Mayor was the official starter and a finisher of last year’s Peachtree wrote Holder.

-- The Atlanta Hawks can get down on the court, but can they bring that same intensity to the track? Holder said, “Harry is lacing up his sneakers and sharpening his creativity to come up with this year’s design, hoping the Hawks can win this title in what is also their 50th season.” 

-- The Atlanta Braves is hoping to knock this contest out of the park. They may be used to home runs, but will their creative skills be enough? Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves President and CEO said “The race unites the city and we are proud to participate in this iconic event.” 

-- Jeff Galloway, winner of the first Peachtree road race. He may be an Olympic runner, but he’s never won the t-shirt contest. 

-- Emily Giffin is a New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed” and “All we Ever Wanted.” According to the press release, she’s putting down her pen and picking up the coloring pencils to vie for the title.    

How is the winner selected? 
Holder wrote the public can elect the winner of the contest by voting online, and the design that receives the most votes wins!

What's the history of the AJC Peachtree Road Race? 
This race started in 1970 and takes place every July 4th in Atlanta,Georgia. For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race head on over to their website.                                                                                          

Designs will be revealed in February 2019. The general public will vote for their favorite design during the month of March by visiting ajc.com/peachtree. The winner will be announced when the first finisher crosses the line at the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2019.

Atlanta Track Club members can register for the AJC Peachtree Road Race from March 15-31, 2019. Non-members can enter a lottery during the same time period. 

What is the Atlanta Track Club? 
The Atlanta Track Club is best described as “a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, according to the press release. It has more than 30,000 members and is the second largest running organization in the United States wrote Holder.