ATLANTA – Voting for the winning design of the AJC Peachtree Road Race t-shirt contest is underway! The competition finalists have been officially announced.
On Tuesday morning, the Atlanta Track Club shared the best designs from local graphic designers vying for the chance to have their creation featured on the AJC Peachtree Road Race t-shirt.
“There is only one Peachtree,” said Rich Kenah, race director of the Peachtree Road Race and CEO of Atlanta Track Club. “And there’s only one jersey. Nothing matches what this race means for the city of Atlanta, and I can’t wait to see which of these great designs excites runners and walkers the most for The 4th of July.”
People can vote on their favorite design online here.
This year, in an effort to be more sustainable, the club said they are partnering with Adidas to create a t-shirt with no virgin materials, meaning it will be the first time they have used all materials. recycled from the tradition of t-shirts. started in 1995.
Contest finalists were selected by judges representing the Atlanta Track Club and title partner the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and come from all areas of the metro area: from Monroe to Cumming to Atlanta.
The Athletics Club typically chooses five artists as finalists, but two of artist Russ Vann’s designs were chosen for this year’s roundup. Vann is a returning finalist. He was also a finalist in 2018 and 2021. There is also another returning finalist, Shay Harbaugh, who won the contest in 2016.
AJC Peachtree Road Race 2022 T-Shirt Finalists
According to the athletics club, the identity of the artists is not known to the jury during the selection process. Over 100 designs were submitted for this year’s competition.
The winning designer will have their work proudly worn by all graduates and will receive $1,000 from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Voting begins March 1 and will remain open until March 31. In keeping with tradition, the winning design will not be announced until the first finisher arrives in Piedmont Park on Independence Day race weekend.
Design name: Energy Blast
Hometown: Cumming, Georgia
Inspiration“I attended the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race as a spectator and the energy the runners bring and the way the crowd amplifies that energy inspired my design. From the fun costumes some runners wear to the roars and cheers from onlookers, the Peachtree is an exciting and exhilarating experience.With bright colors and fun, bold fonts – plus ribbon and geometric shapes to add movement – this design captures the energy and excitement of the race day.
Model name: Sweet American
Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida (Johns Creek, GA transplant)
Inspiration: “My design was inspired by the return of in-person racing. Many of us have been cooped up for the past two years, and the AJC Peachtree Road Race is our night out. This event has always been an opportunity to build community and celebrate our unique city on our nation’s birthday. This year we will also celebrate our return to normal. And we end the day with a new jersey!”
Model name: Peachtree Road Race 2022
Inspiration: “Almost everything is called Peachtree. I wanted something different than having your average peach.”
Inspiration: “I wanted to focus this design on all the fun aspects that showcase the racing personality. From participants in the iconic Atlanta Skyline Fishing, this 6.2-mile adventure is a beloved Atlanta tradition.”
Model name: peach stars
Inspiration: “I wanted to create a design that included the essentials of running while focusing on simplicity with traditional 4th of July colors.”