Peachtree WR20 Product Image_4Photo: Courtesy of Mizuno

If you’re running this year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race, then you’ll want to get your hands on a pair of their customized shoes created by Mizuno. The Limited Edition Peachtree Wave Rider 20 features an outline of the Atlanta skyline, a Georgia peach and fireworks to commemorate the world’s largest 10K that takes place on Independence Day.

According to Mizuno running brand manager Chris Hollis, the inspiration for the design came from the tradition of the AJC Peachtree Road Race occurring on Fourth of July every year. Hence, the red, white and blue colorway with fireworks over a skyline inspired by the race course itself, which begins at Lenox Square, goes across Buckhead, through Midtwon and down 10th Street to the finish line at Piedmont Park. There’s even an official AJC Peachtree Road Race logo on the shoe tongue.

Peachtree WR20 Product Image_3Photo: Courtesy of Mizuno

The Wave Rider 20 is also Mizuno’s longest-standing running shoe featuring new cloudwave technology that provides runners with that smooth wave-like heel-to-toe transition. This will be the second year that Mizuno has created a customized shoe for the race.

With only 3,000 pairs available that means just 5 percent of the 60,000 race participants will be able to snag a pair of these patriotic kicks on sale for $130. Here’s a breakdown of where and when you can get a pair:

  • April 21: Pre-sale begins at Big Peach Running Co.
  • May 1: Additional pre-sale begins at other specialty retailers
  • June 1: Shoes officially in market at Big Peach Running Co. and other specialty retailers, including the Mizuno Experience Center at SunTrust Park and
  • Expo: Mizuno will be saving some pairs for registered AJC Peachtree Road Race runners who attend the Expo.