The Atlanta Track Club offers so many great opportunities to keep us all active and enjoy staying fit. They support the annual Peachtree Road Race which gets thousands of Atlantans and visitors moving across the city, as well as the Kilometer Kids Youth Running Program that keeps kids active year round. Coming up in just a few weeks is The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior Race is a perfect opportunity for kids of all ages to get excited about fitness.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior takes place on May 13th at 8:30am at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. It will feature a timed 3K run for kids ages 7-14, a 1/2K for ages 5-9 and 50m dash for ages 6 & under. The event is designed to offer kids the experience, excitement and prestige of the AJC Peachtree Road Race; all while providing kids of all ages a fun way to stay active.
Following the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior, all participants get to also enjoy a post-race festival on the Active Oval including decathlon events such as hurdles, long jump, high jump and shot put.
Registration for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior race is now underway. You can register online through 5/10/17 and again on the day of the event. Below are the costs for each event:
o 3K: $15 through 5/10/17, $25 race number pick-up & race morning
o 1/2K: $12 through 5/10/17, $20 race number pick-up & race morning
o 50m Dash: $10 through 5/10/17, $20 race number pick-up & race morning
Participants will also receive a short-sleeve Mizuno T-shirt, medal and post-race snacks at the event.
Peachtree Junior Scholarship Competition
Additionally, in an effort to further encourage fitness in children, the Atlanta Track Club offers the Peachtree Junior Challenge scholarship competition. Three group scholarships will be awarded to the schools or nonprofits with the most children registered for this year’s Peachtree Junior events. Additionally, donations will be awarded to schools and nonprofits that have more than 50 children register for the event. Participants must pre-register online and include the name of the school or organization to be eligible for the competition.
1st Place – $2,000 Scholarship
2nd Place – $1,500 Scholarship
3rd Place – $1,000 Scholarship
Donation amounts (scholarship recipients not eligible for additional funds):
Groups of 50 or more: $250
Groups of 100 or more: $500
Learn more about the Peachtree Junior Scholarship Competition HERE.