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The date of the Peachtree Road Race in 2017 is on Tuesday, July 4th in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

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The Peachtree Road Race, officially the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, is an annual 10K road race that is held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on the 4th of July. The name comes from the races starting point, which is the Lenox Square Mall at the corner of Peachtree Road. Founded in 1970 by the Atlanta Track Club, it is the world's largest 10K race with 60,000 people participating every year and would feature more participants if the cap wasn't set to 60,000. The field features a mix of amateur and professional runners. In the past, the Peachtree Race has attracted some of the world's top 10K runners and has even hosted the USA's men's and women's 10K championship races. 

The Peachtree Road Race is split into 21 starting groups, which is entirely based on verified times from USA Track and Field certified courses within the past two years that are between 5 km and 21.1 km (half-marathon) long. These times must be submitted the Atlanta Track Club by the runners when they apply register for the race in March. If any particpant does not have a verified time when registering then they will automatically be placed in one of the final groups. The first group, Group A, starts at 7:30 AM with additional groups starting every 4-6 minutes. The final group, Group Y, starts at 9:05 AM. 

Random Peachtree Road Race facts:

  • over 70,000 people attempt to register each year: the first 50,000 are first-come-first-served basis with the final 10,000 spots being selected through a lottery system. 
  • over 500,000 cups and 120,000 gallons of water will be used to keep racers hydrated
  • over 3,000 volunteers are needed to work the race
  • in 2007, three men were caught trying to sneak into the race - each man was fined $1,000 and was banned from the Peachtree Race for life. 
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