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Event Information

We are excited to announce Atlanta Track Club has added the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon to its more than 30 events and programs!  In its 10th year, the event has become a tradition in the Southeast, and we are excited to build upon its strong heritage as a world-class event.

FAQ's - 2016 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

  • Date & Time

    March 20, 7:00 a.m.

  • Location

    Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA

  • Distance

    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • Event Swag

    • Marathoners:
    • Long Sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Half Marathoners:
    • Short Sleeve Mizuno shirt
  • Cost

    • Marathon:
    • $105.00 through 1/10
    • $110.00 through 2/14
    • $120.00 through 3/7
    • $130.00 through 3/16
    • $140 at Expo
    • Half Marathon:
    • $85.00 through 1/10
    • $90.00 through 2/14
    • $100.00 through 3/7
    • $110.00 through 3/16
    • $120.00 at Expo
  • Registration Cut-Off Date

    Wednesday, March 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pick-up opens
  • 6:45 a.m. Will call number pick-up closes
  • 6:55 a.m. Wheelchair start
  • 7:00 a.m. Marathon & Half Marathon start
  • 8:45 a.m. Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. Marathon awards ceremony 
  • 2:00 p.m. Course closes

Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

The Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo features retailers, personal trainers, nutritionists and other health professionals offering great bargains on running and fitness gear, free samples, and information on equipment and nutrition. The Expo focuses on health, fitness and wellness of endurance athletes.

All participants must pick up their race packets at the Expo unless they purchased Will Call during registration.

Location

Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C1

362 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd

Atlanta, GA 30313

Dates/Times

Friday, March 18, 2016: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 19, 2016: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Getting to the Expo

We encourage all participants and visitors to take MARTA. Using the Vine City Station, instead of Dome-GWCC-Philips Arena-CNN Station, is recommended and can be accessed from all blue and green lines.  Vine City Station is a short walk (0.4 miles) to Hall C1 at the GWCC. Visit www.itsmarta.com for more information on station locations and schedules.

Exhibitors

Exhibitor List Coming Soon! 

Become An Exhibitor

The Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo promises to provide the best opportunity to promote and market your company’s products and services in the greater Atlanta area. The Expo is held in conjunction with the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon. More than 15,000 runners, walkers, friends and family are coming to this two-day Expo to see, sample and shop for your products. Whether you’re selling shoes, vitamins, vacations, orthopedics or all things health and fitness related, this audience is here to shop for new merchandise and last-minute buys before they run their race.

Interested in participating in this year's Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo? Please visit our vendor page for more information.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration is not offered for this event. Onsite registration will be available during packet pick-up dates/times at the Health and Fitness Expo held prior to event day. Pre-race packet pick-up dates and times are listed above under Health and Fitness Expo.

Timing & Results

Unofficial results available online the afternoon of the event. Results are made official approximately two weeks after the event, after all inquires have been processed.

Your timing device for this event is the Chronotrack single use B-tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your 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.)

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.

Course

2015 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Course Map & Elevation

*Course subject to change

Course time limit:

Marathon: 6 hours 30 minutes (15 minute per mile pace)

Half Marathon: 3 hours and 30 minutes (16 minute per mile pace)

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

Event Address

Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Avenue West NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

Will Call Packet Pick-Up

5:30 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. Race Morning

*Must have pre-purchased

Switching Races

If you would like to switch races, you may do so by emailing [email protected] or in person at the Health & Fitness Expo held prior to event day. There will be no refunds for switching from the full marathon to the half marathon, and additional fees will apply for those switching from the half marathon to the marathon. For those switching races at the expo, shirts will be provided based on availability. Those switching events on race morning will be disqualified and removed from the results.

MARTA

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 www.itsmarta.com 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

Gear Check

Gear check is located with Centennial Olympic Park in the northwest corner. Access to gear check is off Baker Street or Centennial Olympic Park Dr. Gear check will be available on race day starting at 5:30 a.m. All gear should be dropped off at the gear check tent prior to race start and will be available for pick-up until 2:00 p.m. Please use the gear check tag on your bib to help identify your bag. Additional gear bags will be available at number pick-up and at the gear check tent on race morning. 

Pace Team

The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Pace Team is here to help you achieve your goals at the event. Pace teams will be available for the following finish times:

  Marathon Pace Teams      Half Marathon Pace Teams  
3:30 1:40
3:45 1:45
3:50 1:50
4:00 2:00
4:15 2:15
4:30 2:30
5:00 2:45
5:30 3:00
6:00 3:30
6:30  
   


Participants can sign up for a Pace Team at the Health & Fitness Expo.

Streakers

The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon happily continues to celebrate those special runners who have kept their streak going! Benefits include:

  • Feature on event webpage
  • Special packet pickup line at the Expo
  • Unique race bib
  • Special race day gear check line
  • Commemorative gift

You can find a list of 2016 Eligible Streakers here. If you are a streaker and do not see your name on the list, please contact [email protected].

Awards

2016 Publix Georgia Marathon Prize Money

Marathon awards (awarded on race day):

  • Overall male and female
  • Masters male and female
  • Grandmasters male and female

Age group awards will be mailed to the top three finishers in each age division once results are finalized (approximately two weeks after the event:

  • 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 (excluding the overall winners)

Half Marathon awards (awarded on race day):

  • Overall male and female
  • Masters male and female
  • Grandmasters male and female

Age group awards will be mailed to the top three finishers in each age division once results are finalized (approximately two weeks after the event:

  • 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+ (excluding the overall winners)

Training

Let us help you train for a longer distance! Accomplish new goals this spring with Atlanta Track Club’s Spring Half Marathon Training. The 16 week program includes weekly pace group runs, mid-week workouts, monthly clinics, and more. The flexible program can be tailored to your target race and current fitness level. Whether you’re training for your first full or half marathon or your 50th, don’t go at it alone. For more information on Training, click here.

Travel

National Travel Systems had partnered with several downtown Atlanta hotels to offer hotel reservations available 3/16/2016 (check-in) to 3/22/2016 (check-out). To see available hotels and pricing, please CLICK HERE

Volunteer

Interested in giving back to the sport of running?  Come volunteer with us! Volunteer registration is NOW OPEN

FAQs

FAQ's - 2016 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

Questions

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

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