2023 MICROSOFT PEACHTREE JUNIOR
Microsoft Peachtree Junior is an event for kids of all ages to experience the pageantry, prestige and excitement of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Held in Piedmont Park, the race will feature a Mile (timed) and Dash, with the Mile crossing the same 10th Street finish line as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Registration for the Mile is open to kids ages 6-14, and the Dash registration is open to kids ages 6 & under.
We have lots of family fun in store for you at Microsoft Peachtree Junior:
- Microsoft is onsite hosting two exciting STEM activities!
- The Home Depot is onsite giving out Kids Workshops kits!
- Our Track & Field Zone will have mini hurdles, standing broad jump, agility ladders, and more!
- Photo op wall, where you can "pose with the peaches," stand on the Microsoft Peachtree Junior podium, and commemorate your morning with a fun family photo.
- "Dash" it up! Mile participants can make their way to the Meadow after their race to test their speed at 50 meters. See timeline below.
- Mile Awards Ceremony on the main stage for top 3 in each age group (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14).
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- Piedmont Park
Date & Time
- July 2, 8:00 a.m.
- Mile (ages 6-14)
- Dash (6 & under)
- Short-sleeve adidas T-shirt
- Race day snack
-$25 through May 31
-$30 through July 1
-$35 on event day
-$20 through July 1
-$25 on event day
MICROSOFT STEM ACTIVITIES
Wellness STEMS From Here!
Stop by the Microsoft tent in the meadow to participate in STEM activities on race morning. This year's theme is "Wellness STEMS From Here", and Microsoft will be providing the following experiences available for children ages 6 through 14 to promote the connection between sports, STEM, and wellness.
STEM Activity 1: Step
Even the best runners will need to be able to track how far they go! For this activity, participants will develop and create their own step counter using the micro: bit, a pocket-sized computer, to track how many steps they run. With the step counter 3000 activity, beginner participants will learn about, build/modify, and test a step counter using a micro:bit and associated MakeCode program. Intermediate participants will write the micro:bit step counter code from scratch, test and customize it as they see fit.
STEM Activity 2: CardioPace
Our physical health and athletic performance are all connected to our breathing and heart rates! Participants will use the micro:bit, a pocket-sized computer, to code a simple digital prompt that can help you regulate your breathing and subsequent heart rate. With the box breathing activity, participants will test out various coded animation sequences to control their breathing and heart rate to increase relaxation, using the MakeCode program. Intermediate participants will use the micro:bit to program a physical heart rate monitor and graph their heart rate over time.
STEM Activity 3: Peach
Calling all future game developers! Participants in this activity will develop a running-themed arcade game featuring Atlanta Track Club's own Pete the Peach. Using MakeCode Arcade, participants will be able to create and then play a video game with no prior coding experience needed. Our beginner activity will give a high-level overview of coding as participants play and modify a pre-coded racing game with their friends. Our intermediate activity will involve coding a game from scratch using MakeCode Arcade and sharing their unique game designs with others!
THE HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOPS
Kids Workshops are at Atlanta Track Club's Microsoft Peachtree Junior!
Visit The Home Depot tent in the meadow and take home a free Kids
Join us in store on the first Saturday of every month!
Keep little builders busy with a fun, hands-on Kids Workshop at your local Home Depot store. Kids Workshops are free and held on the first Saturday of every month, 9am-12pm. These monthly learn-by-doing experiences encourage skill building and creativity in children ages 5-12. With a new project every month, there's always something new for the whole family to enjoy. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, a Kids Workshops apron, an achievement pin, and a certificate, while supplies last. Register for our free in-store Kids Workshops at homedepot.com/workshops
Event Day Schedule
Entry gates and number pickup open
Microsoft STEM Activities/The Home Depot Tent/Track & Field Zone/Photo Op Station open
Dash start waves begin (times vary by age, see below)
Mile start waves begin (times vary by age, see below)
Mile Awards Ceremony on Main Stage
Mile Start Times
|Mile Start Times||Age*|
|9:00 a.m.||6 & 7 year olds|
|9:10 a.m.||8 & 9 year olds|
|9:20 a.m.||10 & 11 year olds|
|9:30 a.m.||12, 13 & 14 year olds|
*Runners can "age up" in the waves and run with older siblings or friends, but older runners cannot run in a younger wave. For safety purposes, we strongly recommend running in the age-appropriate wave.
Dash Start Times
|Dash Start Times||Age|
|8:30 a.m.||2 & under|
||3 & 4 year olds|
|9:15 a.m.||Mascot Dash|
|9:20 a.m.||5 & 6 year olds|
|9:30 a.m.||*All ages welcome|
*At this time, we welcome our mile participants (6 - 14) to experience the Dash, as well as any younger Dashers that would like to repeat the Dash.
COURSE MAP & SAFETY
Safety is our top priority at Microsoft Peachtree Junior. The following measures are taken for our mile participants:
- Over 60 course monitor volunteers and police officers to make sure participants stay on track and move safely down the course
- Lead (bicyclist or police motorcycle) and a sweep volunteer for each wave, ensuring that all participants finish safely
- Secure Child Pickup Area after the finish line, where we will hold your child until you arrive.
For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, parents are not allowed on the Mile course.
TIMING & RESULTS
All Mile registrants will be timed and unofficial results will be posted Sunday evening.
The timing device for this event is the Chronotrack single use B-tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your child's bib is...
- Clearly visible on the front of the torso
- Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
- Pinned in all four corners
- Not covered (jackets, fuel belts, etc.)
- If you do not wish to have your child timed, you may peel off the timing device or simply bend it several times.
Atlanta Track Club is a member organization of both the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) & USA Track & Field (USATF) and adheres to the guidelines and rules of competition in the events Atlanta Track Club conducts & provides..
RACE DAY REGISTRATION & AWARDS
The online registration deadline is July 1 at 11:59 p.m. Race day registration will be available if the event has not sold out.
An awards ceremony will be held and awards given to the top 3 in the Mile for each age: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14. Awards will be based on chip time only. Your child's bib is color-coded and marked with their age. Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct age on their bib.
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