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2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

The Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the southeast's premier distance events. Whether you're taking on 13.1 or tackling 26.2, we hope you'll join Atlanta Track Club for the 11th running of this Atlanta tradition, starting and finishing in Centennial Olympic Park. 

The Publix Georgia Marathon is now sold out! Registration for the half marathon is still available but filling quickly. Sign up soon to ensure that you're on the start line of one of Atlanta's favorite running events. 
 

  

  • Date & Time

    March 19, 7:00 a.m.

  • Location

    Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta

  • Distance

    • Marathon (ages 18 & older)
    • Half Marathon (ages 14 & older)
    • One Mile (ages 7-14)
    • 50m Dash (ages 6 & under)
  • Event Swag

    • Marathoners:
    • Long-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal
    • Half Marathoners:
    • Short-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal

Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pick-up opens *only if purchased
  • 6:45 a.m. Will call number pick-up closes  *only if purchased
  • 6:50 a.m. Wheelchair start
  • 7:00 a.m. Marathon & Half Marathon start
  • 8:45 a.m. Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 10:00 a.m. Be Healthy Georgia run start
  • 10:30 a.m. Marathon awards ceremony 
  • 1:45 p.m. Course closes

Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

The Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo is the bib number pick-up location for race participants. The boutique style expo features music, Publix premium giveaways, official race merchandise from Mizuno, free food and drink sampling from sport nutrition and health food companies and fun interactive opportunities with exhibitors. Located in the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, the Expo is free and open to the public. 

Exhibitor list: Publix, Mizuno, PNC Bank, Clif Bar, Tesla, USA-Sport Sunglasses, Crazy Compression, Georgia Beef Council, VibraCool, Total Row Fitness, Nuun, Rhythm Foods, Quorn Foods, Parking Panda

Don't have a race number? The full marathon is sold out, but on-site registration for the half marathon will be available at the Expo.

All participants must pick up their race packets at the Expo unless they purchased Will Call during registration, or separately through the Atlanta Track Club online store.

Location

Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Exhibit Hall, South Tower
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dates/Times

Friday, March 17, 2017: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2017: 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Getting to the Expo

MARTA: The Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center station, accessed from the blue and green line, is the closest MARTA stop to the Publix GA Marathon Expo via a short 0.5 mile walk.

Parking: If choosing to drive to the expo, a guaranteed parking permit can be purchased via Parking Panda. Some Expo parking options are a short walk to the Omni Hotel. NO EXPO PARKING is available at the Omni Hotel.

Reserve Marathon Parking

*Parking at the Omni Hotel is available to hotel guests only. All others will be charged $15 if trying to pull in and park.

Tesla  Health & Fitness Expo

We are excited to invite you to visit Tesla at the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Expo. During your visit, you will get to experience exactly how Tesla has redefined vehicle engineering. We will also show you how easy a Tesla is to charge, how safe they are to drive, and how electric vehicles can fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. During the race, be on the lookout for Tesla leading the runners to the finish line. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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

2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Course Map & Elevation

Street Closures - 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

*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 pets, or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates, and bicycles, are permitted on the course. Headphones are strongly discouraged. 

List of Prohibited Items

Event Address

Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Avenue West NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

Will Call

Must have pre-purchased by March 12, 2017

Buy online during registration or you can purchase Will Call post-registration by visiting our online store by March 12th at 11:59 pm. 

Will Call Number Pick-up will take place from 5:30 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. race morning.

Your number will not be available at Will Call on race morning unless you have purchased this option.  If you do not purchase Will Call, your number will only be available at the Publix Georgia Marathon Health and Fitness Expo.

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.  If a distance is sold out prior to the event, there will not be an option to switch to that distance.  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 the Omni Hotel @ CNN 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.

Reserve Marathon Parking

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)

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 1:30
3:45 1:40
3:50 1:45
4:00 1:50
4:15 2:00
4:30 2:15
4:45 2:30
5:00 2:45
5:15 3:00
5:30 3:30
5:45  
6:00  
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

2017 Eligible Streakers

If you are a streaker and do not see your name on the list, please contact [email protected].

Awards

2017 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:

  • 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80- 84, 85-89, and 90+ (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, 80- 84, 85-89, and 90+  (excluding the overall winners)

Training

Let us help you train for a longer distance! Our spring marathon and half marathon training takes place in the winter/spring and prepares participants for the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon on 3/19/17. The program is great for novice and intermediate runners. 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

The Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center is the official race hotel and site of the 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo. Rates starting at $159.00 are available to race participants. The Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center is a luxury hotel conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta next to Centennial Olympic Park - the start/finish location of the 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon events. Plan early and book your room, as a full sellout is expected.

Contact HCI Travel, the official agent of the 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon, for help with any additional travel needs.

Volunteer

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

Spectators

Our marathoners and half marathoners need your support! Stop by the Mizuno booth at the Publix Georgia Marathon Expo to create a sign for your runner and pick up a complimentary "cheer pack." On race morning, join their cheer zone near the Charles Allen entrance to Piedmont Park or one of the additional businesses along the route that support the event.   See a complete list of cheer zones below or consult the course map to find the ideal spot for you!   

  • Mizuno cheer zone - Charles Allen entrance to Piedmont Park
  • Babs Midtown - 814 Juniper St NE #3, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Saint Philip AME Church - Candler Rd and Memorial Dr

 

FAQs

FAQ's 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

Questions

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

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