Races listed on this page are organized by affiliate clubs throughout the state of Georgia that have an established track record of quality and are unique events that runners are willing to travel outside their local areas to participate.
Presented by the Peachtree City Running Club on Saturday, October 21, 2023.
The Peachtree City Classic consists of three different live races and two virtual race options: 5K, 15K Open, 5K Virtual, and 15K Virtual. All live races are on certified courses. For the second year in a row, the 15K Open Race will be a RRCA Championship Event.
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. Post race ceremonies take place in the Fredrick Brown Amphitheater where runners can enjoy a live jazz ensemble. Nearly 80% of participants each year are returning runners which speaks volumes about the quality of this race.
On January 28th, 2024, we are adding another new start to the story of Athens, Georgia. The Classic City Marathon starts in historic downtown Athens and travels through all our beautiful city streets, vibrant communities, and stunning greenways! There are three ways to run the Classic City. Register for the full marathon, the Athena Half Marathon, or run the marathon in a relay-style with a team of four.
According to legend, in ancient Greece a messenger, Pheidippides, was sent from Marathon to Athens to announce a victory in the battle of Marathon. For centuries runners have been testing themselves in the marathon and half marathon distances. In 2024, we’re bringing the marathon lore to Athens, Georgia. Our course, in keeping with the spirit of the marathon, our course is meant to be a challenge but also a place to create stories to bring back home! Athena, the patron goddess of wisdom, heroic endeavor, and the arts will be our guide. Athena is one of the iconic landmarks in the Classic City.
Our races are built drawing upon the knowledge of the Athens Road Runners community, a 400 member running club with extensive experience in road racing, both as participants, volunteers, race directors, course musicians, and cheerleaders. Some of our members have run over 120 marathons! Collectively we know what makes a great race experience, and we have your back!