2023 Peachtree City Classic 15K/5K

Saturday, October 21, 2023

About the Race

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023

 

RACE RESULTS

The Peachtree City Classic is changing things up this year! For the first time in its history, we will be combining the Men’s and Women’s courses. The Classic will now consist of only two different live races: the 5K and 15K Open. Both races are on certified courses. And, for the third year in a row, the 15K Open will be a RRCA State Championship Event.

Both races are run mostly on paved golf cart paths that will take you through the green belt areas, by lakes, through small tunnels, across bridges, and on the scenic routes through the planned community of Peachtree City. The course was voted the Best Course by Georgia Athlete Magazine. Nearly 80% of our participants each year are returning runners which speaks volumes about the quality of this race.

Directions

From Atlanta – take I-85 south to exit 61, Peachtree City. Turn left onto Hwy 74 and go 11 miles to the intersection of Hwy 74 & Hwy 54. Turn left onto Hwy 54, at third traffic light turn right onto Peachtree Parkway. Follow traffic control.

Corporate Challenge

This year the Classic will feature the 2023 Corporate Challenge. This will be a “competition” to find the “Most Fit Companies” and the “Most Fit Organizations” in Fayette County.

Overall awards will be determined by GUN TIME.  Age group awards and official time will be based on CHIP TIME.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, October 20, 2023

  • 4:00-8:00 P.M. Race Expo / Packet Pick-up for live and virtual races.

Frederick Brown Amphitheater
201 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • 7:00 – Live Race Day Packet Pickup Begins (Frederick Brown Amphitheater)
  • 8:00 – Packet Pickup Ends
  • 8:30 – Open 15K Start
  • 9:00 – Open 5K Start
  • 10:00 – 5K Awards Ceremony (time approximate)
  • 10:30 – 15K Awards Ceremony (time approximate)

Age Groups and Awards for Live Races

Overall awards to top 3 M/F in Open and Masters for all races.

Overall awards will be determined by GUN TIME.  Age group awards and official time will be based on CHIP TIME.

Awards to the top 3 M/F in the following age groups: 10 & under (5K), 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and over.

There will also be Corporate Challenge Team Awards.

Course Maps

Click here for a map of the 5K Course. (updated 2022)

Click here for a map of the Open 15K Course. (updated 2022)

Race Registration

As a special thanks to previous participants over the past four decades, there are “Early Bird” discounts now available.

Click here to register online now for the 2023 race!

Packet Pick-Up

All local runners are encouraged to pick up their race packets on Friday evening between 4:00 and 8:00 P.M. at the Race Expo being held at the Frederick Brown Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269.

There WILL be Race Day Packet pick-up. Please come early to beat the lines!

Volunteer Information

It takes a whole team of volunteers to help stage a race of this magnitude. If you are interested in volunteering, please Sign Up Here. For more information, contact Kris Mossburg at ckmoss1@comcast.net

More Information

If this web page did not answer your questions, please feel free to contact the Race Director George Martin at via email at peachtreecityclassic@gmail.com

Race Expo

A Race Day Expo will be held Friday evening from 4:30-8:30 P.M. at:

Frederick Brown Jr Amphitheater

201 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, GA 30269

…and Saturday from 7:00-11:00 A.M. in the parking lot of the Frederick Brown Amphitheater. The expo will include health and fitness products, sponsors, and selected vendors.  If you are interested in participating, email peachtreecityclassic@gmail.com

FAQ

1.) Why no Virtual Option?

  • Due to the popularity of our live races and our limited volunteer availability, The Classic will no longer be offering a virtual option.

Virtual Races became extremely popular during the 2020 Pandemic. When all other races were cancelled, The PTC Classic was able to carry on using the virtual race option. We are so grateful for all who participated in our previous virtual races and apologize for any inconvenience.

2.) I live out of state, can you mail my t-shirt?

  • No, we no longer offer a virtual race option. We cannot mail race packets to participants. You must come to the Expo to pick up your race packet.

3.) What’s this about a medal?

  • Yes! We now have finisher medals. Our finisher medals will be given to all those who finish the live 5K and 15K races. (Virtual Participants will have the option to purchase a medal, if they wish. This option is only offered at registration.)

4.) Can I pick up my friends’ or another family member’s shirt?

  • Not a problem. Please bring a copy of the race participants ID and Email Confirmation at Packet Pick-up. If it’s a large group, please email us ahead of time so we can bundle your shirts together for a smooth delivery experience.

5.) I’m a part of a cross country team – Do you give any team/group discounts?

6.) Do I have to wear a mask?

  • Participants are welcome to wear a mask. However, masks are NOT required.

7.) I have a business and would like to participate at the EXPO.

  • If you are interested in participating, please email peachtreecityclassic@gmail.com We will send you all the details. Thank you in advance for your interest!

8.) Can I get a refund?

  • No refunds are permitted. Should the event be postponed or cancelled due to Covid, we will allow one (1) deferral to the next Classic race or allow participants to switch to the virtual race options.

9.) I have a business and I want to pay for my employees to run. How can I do that?

  • There is a separate category during the registration process for our Corporate Challenge. To get started, you will need to establish a Team Captain. From there, the team captain can designate how many employees to “gift registrations to” or “take a percentage off” each employee’s registration fee. And much, much more!
  • For more information, please contact Co-Race Director Shelly Collins at peachtreecityclassic@gmail.com . She will be glad to walk you through the process.