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2016 Be Healthy Georgia FestivalJoin Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Olympians and special guests for our 6th Annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival held in conjuntion with the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon. This FREE family event in Centennial Olympic Park kicks off with Atlanta Track Club's Fun Run and Dash followed by more fun and games with Georgia's pro sports teams, mascots and much more! There will be scholarships and prizes for the school or group with the most participants, so bring all your friends for this day of fun!

Following the run, everyone will enter into the Family Fit City Expo. At the Be Healthy Georgia Expo a DJ will keep the beat alive and families can interact with all types of sport activities with give-a-ways as well as chances to win tons of other prizes donated by the event's partners! Stick around and watch over 15 great local mascots racing in the ever-popular Mascot Trot and Dance Off for top bragging rights. 

Event is rain or shine.

  • Date & Time

    March 20, 7:45 a.m.

  • Location

    Centennial Olympic Park

  • Distance

    • One Mile (ages 7-14)
    • 50m Dash (ages 6 & under)
  • Event Swag

    • Finisher's Medal

Event Day Schedule

  • 6:15 a.m. Number pick-up opens
  • 7:15 a.m. Be Healthy Georgia Expo opens
  • 7:30 a.m. Warm-ups with olympians & special guests
  • 7:45 a.m. One Mile begins
  • 8:15 a.m. 50m Dash begins
  • 8:30 a.m.  Mascot Trot & Dance-Off


Providing we have not reached race capacity, we will offer registration for this event on race day. 

Cost: Free

Deadline to Register:  7:30 a.m.

Will take place adjacent to the Southern Company Amphitheatre/Concert Stage


2016 Be Healthy Georgia Course Map - COMING SOON!

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, no pets or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates, and bicycles are permitted on the course.


Centennial Olympic Park - 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Race day registration, number pick-up, warm-ups and the Be Healthy Georgia Expo will take place at the Southern Company Amphitheatre in the south end of Centennial Olympic Park. The amphitheatre is located  directly across from the Ferris wheel at the corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street.


Mascot Trot & Dance Off

Be Healthy Georgia Expo

Olympic Medalists

Georgia's Sports Teams

Free Prizes and MUCH more!


There is a "most participants" incentive prize, so please spread the word! Arby’s Foundation and Healthy Kids Georgia will award the top 3 organizations with the most particpants on race day with scholarships to maintain your health and wellness programming! 1st Place: $1,500 / 2nd Place: $1,000 / 3rd Place: $750


We encourage all participants to take MARTA on race morning to avoid traffic delays due to race related street closures. CLICK HERE for more information on taking MARTA to the event. MARTA will begin rail service one hour earlier than usual on Sunday morning (5:00 a.m.) in order to get runners and spectators to the start line at Centennial Olympic Park. Park at any of the 23 MARTA rail stations that have free daily parking.

BLUE Eastbound H.E. Holmes
Times: 5:01 a.m., 5:21 a.m., 5:41 a.m., 6:01 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

BLUE Westbound Indian Creek
Times: 5:00 a.m., 5:20 a.m., 5:40 a.m., 6:00 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

GREEN Eastbound Bankhead
Times: 5:01 a.m., 5:21 a.m., 5:41 a.m., 6:01 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

GREEN Westbound King Memorial
Times: 5:07 a.m., 5:27 a.m., 5:47 a.m., 6:07 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

GOLD Southbound Doraville
Times: 4:55 a.m., 5:15 a.m., 5:35 a.m., 5:55 a.m., 6:15 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

GOLD Northbound Airport
Times: 5:00 a.m., 5:20 a.m., 5:40 a.m., 6:00 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

RED Southbound North Springs
Times: 5:01 a.m., 5:21 a.m., 5:41 a.m., 6:01 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

RED Northbound Airport
Times: 4:50 a.m., 5:10 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 5:50 a.m., 6:10 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

* Remember the MARTA station or parking deck where you parked.
** Wherever you park, lock all personal items and valuables.

Go to for station locations and regular Sunday schedules.

Guaranteed Reserved Parking

Atlanta Track Club has partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near Georgia World Congress Center for the Health & Fitness Expo and Centennial Olympic Park for the Marathon. View real-time availability and pricing at several nearby garages and lots.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking in advance, if driving.

Other Parking Options

If you plan to drive to the start/finish area, please carpool and allow significant time to drive, park and walk to the start area. Try to arrive downtown by 6:00 a.m. We suggest using one of the following parking locations for convenience to the race:

  • Underground Atlanta Parking Deck #1 - Turn right from MLK immediately after Central Ave. (Open 24 hours, daily fee $3)
  • Underground Atlanta Parking Deck #2 - Turn right from MLK immediately after Pryor St. (Open 24 hours, daily fee $3)
  • CNN Parking Deck - From MLK, turn right on Centennial Olympic Park Dr., turn right into CNN parking deck (Open at 5:30 a.m., daily fee $10)
  • Centennial Parking Deck - From MLK, turn right on Centennial Olympic Park Dr., turn right into Centennial Parking which is immediately past the CNN deck. (Open 24 hours, daily fee $5)
  • GA Dome Red Deck - From MLK, turn right on Centennial Olympic Park Dr., turn left onto Andrew Young International, turn right into Red Deck. (Opens at 5:00 a.m., daily fee $10. Pre-pay for parking at the Dome here)

Click here for other parking options in downtown Atlanta


Brought to you by Atlanta Track Club, is a flexible, incentive-based running program designed to get children in the community active. Dedicated to inspiring youth to achieve health and fitness, this program empowers children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choides. Whether you are a teacher looking to start an afterschool program, or a parent who wants to run with their child in the neighborhood, the 11-week program is a great way to engage children, ages 7 to 14, in the sport of running. For more information, visit or contact Todd Liscomb at 404-231-9064 x125.


Interested in giving back to the sport of running?  Come volunteer with us! To learn more, please email [email protected].


If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email [email protected].

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