2021 Peachtree City Classic 15K/5K

 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Board of the Peachtree City Running Club is delighted to announce the opening of registration for the 40th annual running of the Peachtree City Classic Road Race, now scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021

We will, of course, be guided by local, regional, and national health authorities, but at the current time, trends for the COVID-19 epidemic appear to be headed in the right direction.  Should there be the need for another postponement, all registrations will have the option to switch to virtual or roll over to the next Classic road race.

We are also very happy to announce that the first 1400 people who register for any of the live Classic’s three races (Men’s 5K, Women’s 5Kor the Open 15K) will receive a “Might D Light”, retail value of $15.99, as well as the commemorative race shirt and, for the first time, a Classic medal for all participants in the live races.

We value the safety of all our runners. For that reason, we are adding the option to run virtually. There will be a virtual 5K or 15K option. All participants in the virtual races will receive a commemorative race shirt. Medals will be available for purchase on the registration site.

Welcome back to all runners, walkers, and to all of the thousands of past participants of the past 40 years!!  This will truly be a Classic to remember.

About the Race

SAVE THE DATE!!  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021!

Registration is NOW OPEN.

The Peachtree City Classic consists of three different live races and two virtual race options: Women’s 5K, Men’s 5K, 15K Open, 5K Virtual, and 15K Virtual.  All live races are on certified courses.

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 2021 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 15, 2021

  • 4:30-8:30 P.M. Race Expo / Packet Pick-up for live and virtual races.

Frederick Brown Amphitheater
201 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Saturday, October 16, 2020

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

**NO VIRTUAL RACE PICK-UP ON RACE DAY**

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 Men’s 5K Course. (updated 2017)

Click here for a map of the Women’s 5K Course. (updated 2017)

Click here for a map of the Open 15K Course. (updated 2017)

Click here for a map of the race start/finish area. (updated 2017)

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 2021 race!

Packet Pick-Up

All local live and virtual runners are encouraged to pick up their race packets on Friday evening between 4:30 and 8:30 P.M. at the Race Expo being held at the Frederick Brown Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269.

Virtual Runners Only: If you are unable to attend the EXPO and pick-up your packet, please know that there will be NO PACKET PICK-UP ALLOWED ON RACE DAY. In order to avoid confusion and maintain proper social distancing, we will be focusing only on live race participants on Race Day, Oct. 16th. Please stay tuned to your email for more dates on packet pick-up.

Volunteer Information

It takes a whole team of volunteers to help stage a race of this magnitude. If you are interested in volunteering, please use our Online Sign-up Sheet. For more information, contact Fred Fratto at  fratto.fj@gmail.com

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 ptcclassic@aol.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 ptcrcexpo@yahoo.com.

 

FAQ

1.) Why did you add a virtual race?

  • It’s simple, we know that Covid is still a major concern for those at high-risk. In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we wanted everyone to have the option of participating in our Classic!

2.) I’m a virtual participant, when will I get my t-shirt? 

  • All virtual participants can stop by the EXPO on October 15th to see all the vendors and pick-up their packets. We will schedule two more packet pick-up dates after the event. An e-mail will be sent to those virtual participants.

PLEASE NOTE: NO VIRTUAL PACKET PICK-UP ALLOWED ON RACE DAY. In order to avoid confusion and maintain proper social distancing, we will be focusing only on live race participants on Race Day, Oct. 16th.

3.) I signed up for the virtual race and live out of state, can you mail my t-shirt?

  • Yes, but only for virtual race participants. Details to come soon.  

4.) What’s this about a medal?

  • Yes, for the first time in the history of the Peachtree City Classic, we will be offering a finisher medal. This medal 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.)

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

  • Not a problem. Please email us ahead of time so we can bundle all your shirts together for a smooth delivery experience.

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

  • Please email us at ptcclassic@aol.com for more information regarding team/group discounts.

7.) Do I have to wear a mask?

  • We care about the safety of all our runners. Out of caution, we are asking all runners to wear masks at the starting line and to socially distance. After crossing the start line, you can remove your mask and race as normal. Please be sure to keep others safe by maintaining a safe distance from each other.

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

  • If you are interested in participating, please email ptcrcexpo@yahoo.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.

 

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