The Peachtree City Running Club has announced that its 37th annual Classic road race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21. The club’s new race director is Rachel Johnson, taking over from George Martin who served in that position for the past nine years.
The PTC Classic consists of three different races: a women’s 5K, a men’s 5K, and the 15K open. All races are run on separate USATF-certified courses, and start and finish at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater.
The 5K races for men and women are open to the first 800 entrants in each category. The popular 15K is open to the first 1,500 entrants. All finishers in each of the different races will receive a special commemorative edition technical shirt to mark the 37th year of this Classic event.
The races will be run along the scenic golf cart paths of Peachtree City. It is one of the most popular runs not only in Georgia but in the Southeast as well. The race is unique in its use of paved cart paths. It is run mostly on the paths through the greenbelt areas, by lakes, and through small tunnels.
The 15K was voted the best 15K course in Georgia by Georgia Athlete Magazine and always a sellout, so participants are strongly encouraged to register early. All participants will receive a quality long sleeve men’s or women’s tech shirt.
A pre-race expo is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20, 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center. A race day expo is set for 9-11:30 a.m. at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Both expos will include health and fitness products, sponsors, and selected vendors.
Register online at www.active.com/peachtree-city-ga/running/distance-running-races/peachtree-city-classic-5k-15k-2017 or on the club website at www.ptcrc.com.