The AJC Peachtree Jr. is designed to offer children ages 7-12 the excitement and prestige of the AJC Peachtree Road Race under safe, supervised conditions. By limiting the field to 3000 entrants, we hope to increase the enjoyment for kids and their parents.
The Lil' Peach 50 Meter Dash is for children 6 and under and their parents. The Lil' Peach Dash is limited to the first 450 entrants.
Your participation in the AJC Peachtree Jr can help reverse the disturbing trend of childhood obesity facing our nation. Approximately one in three children ages 2-19 are overweight or obese and Georgia has the 2nd highest childhood obesity rate in the U.S. Excess weight impacts children s mental and physical wellbeing and is associated with asthma, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and high blood pressure. At this rate, it s estimated that the current generation of kids may have a shorter lifespan than its parents.
Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest pediatric healthcare system in the country, is launching a statewide effort to improve child wellness and address the obesity epidemic in Georgia. Children s ultimate goal is to change the lives of all 2.7 million kids in Georgia and be known as the national model for improving childhood health.
Your AJC Peachtree Jr registration confirmation, will include a link to Children s wellness site where you can make a pledge to help Children s in its comprehensive effort to combat childhood obesity. Children s appreciates all AJC Peachtree Jr participants for your dedication to health and for being positive examples of strength for children across Georgia.