Athens Road & Track Racing Team

Official racing team of Athens Road Runners founded in June of 2021.

2021 Athens Racing Team Qualifying Races

May 22nd, 2021

The very first Athens Racing Team Qualifying race. USTF certified 8k course

July 31, 2021

USTF certified one mile road course down Milledge Avenue

October 24th, 2021

USTF certified half marathon course through city of Athens finishing in Sanford Stadium

January 2022

The first qualifying race for 2022 will be our very own Athens Road Runners 5k on the greenway course free to all ARR members

How to Qualify

The Standard has been set

Qualifying Race Participants who are Athens Road Runners members prior to race day are eligible upon running a 70% age graded time (Regional Class) or placing in top 3 male and female club members, top master male & female, or top grand masters male & female. Starting July 2021, virtual race results must be submitted with video of full race, and run on a USTF certified course.




Top 3 overall, 1st place masters & grand masters

Team Member Benefits

Athens Racing Team is a diverse group of Athletes from all age groups training together, encouraging one another, and striving to build a better competitive racing community in Athens, GA.

Coach Al Jeffers has a long history of coaching athletes in cycling and running to personal records and elite performances.

Coach Al Jeffers

RRCA Certified Coach


The Top three, top masters and grand masters Athens Road Runners members will receive SPARC Elite sponsorship and receive a program from SPARC elite strength coach Stephen Buckner. This program consists of 2x/ week small-group training and programming with elite squad teammates (valued at $380/month ), DEXA scan to measure body composition (valued at $175), a functional movement screen by Maria Carrelli, PT, DPT, Cert-DN, and run-gait analysis session with OptoRun.  Elite sponsored members have access to physical therapists, athletic trainers, and massage therapists at discounted rates.