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The Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K attract thousands of runners and walkers eager to share in the holiday spirit and give thanks for their health and fitness. Come celebrate this Thanksgiving Day with the Atlanta Track Club and earn your turkey!

Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K


The Half Marathon is now SOLD OUT. 

5K registration is still available at Race Number Pick-Up.

2016 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K Participant Instructions

Event is rain or shine. 

2016 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K

As a result of the air quality conditions caused by wildfires in the region, the event alert level for the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K is YELLOW. Participants should be aware and prepared for worsening conditions and adjust their race plans accordingly. Any changes to the alert level will be communicated to all participants via social media, Atlanta Track Club's website and at all aid stations on the course. The safety of our participants is always our number one priority. We strongly suggest anyone who has a condition that is impacted by poor air quality consult their personal physician before taking part in this event. Learn more about Atlanta Track Club's Event Alert System here


  • Date & Time

    November 24, 7:30 a.m.

  • Location

    Turner Field, Atlanta

  • Distance

    • 13.1 miles (ages 14 & older)
    • 5K (ages 8 & older)
    • One Mile (ages 7 & older)
    • 50m Dash (ages 6 & under)
  • Event Swag

    • Half Marathon:
    • Long-sleeve Mizuno 1/4 zip
    • Finisher's medal
    • FREE Parking
    • 5k
    • Mile & 50m Dash:
    • Long-sleeve Mizuno t-shirt
    • finisher's medal
    • FREE Parking
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Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pick-up opens
  • 7:00 a.m. Will Call number pick-up closes
  • 7:30 a.m. Half Marathon start
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K start
  • 9:15 a.m. 50m Dash start
  • 9:19 a.m. 5K course closes
  • 9:30 a.m. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia One Mile start
  • 11:20 a.m. Half Marathon course closes

Race Day Registration

Race day registration is not offered for this event. Onsite registration will be available during packet pick-up dates/times held prior to event day. Pre-race packet pick-up dates and times are listed below under Additional Information.


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.


Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon Course Map

Thanksgiving Day 5K Course Map

Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon Road Closures

Course time limit:

  • Half Marathon: 3 hours and 30 minutes (16 minute per mile pace)
  • 5K: 1 hour and 15 minutes (25 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. 

Event Address

Turner Field - 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Thanksgiving Day Events 2015 Start/Finish Area Map

Race Number Pick-Up

Saturday, November 19: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 20: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Big Peach Running Co. – Alpharetta

5530 Windward Pkwy #420

Alpharetta, GA 30004

Parking Map - Big Peach Running Co. - Alpharetta


Tuesday, November 22:  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 23:   10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Big Peach Running Co. - Midtown

800 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, GA  30308

Parking Map - Big Peach Running Co. - Midtown

Participants are welcome to send a friend or family member to pick up their number.

Will Call Number Pick-Up

Registration for Will Call Packet Pick-up is now closed. 

Pick-up will take place from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. race morning

Located in the Triple Peach tent in the post-race area of the Green "Delta Medallion" Lot

Download the Start/Finish Area map here

Switching Races

If you would like to switch races, visit Solutions at race number pickup. There will be no refunds for switching from the Half Marathon to the 5K, and additional fees will apply for those switching from the 5K to Half Marathon. Shirts will be provided based on availability to those switching events. Those who unofficially switch races during the event will be disqualified and removed from results. 


Free parking is available at Turner Field in the Gold, Orange, Green, Blue, Red, Grey and Brown lots. 

Gear Check

Gear check is NOT offered for this event. Instead, please see information below on the Ton of Clothing drive.

TON of Clothing Drive

Atlanta Track Club has once again joined forces with Atlanta Mission in hopes of collecting a TON of clothing. Here’s how you can help us meet our goal:

  • Bring clothing with you to donate at race number pick-up
  • Wear clothing you’d like to donate as your warmup clothes for the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon events and shed your clothes prior to the race start or along the course. We’ll gather clothing from the start line and throughout the course to be cleaned and donated.
  • Atlanta Track Club is offering a Will Call option for the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon events. The cost is $20 per entry, and half of the proceeds will be donated to Atlanta Mission, which supports Atlanta’s homeless. See above "Will Call" section for more details.

Pace Team

The Thanksgiving Day 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:

  • 1:30 (6:52)
  • 1:35 (7:15)
  • 1:40 (7:38)
  • 1:45 (8:01)
  • 1:50 (8:24)
  • 2:00 (9:10)
  • 2:15 (10:18)
  • 2:30 (11:27)
  • 2:45 (12:38)
  • 3:00 (13:45)
  • 3:15 (14:53)

Participants can sign up at the Atlanta Track Club tent during race number pick-up.


2016 Thanksgiving Day 5K Prize Money

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:

  • 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)

5K 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:

  • 8-14, 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)

Age group awards for both distances will be mailed once results are finalized (approximately two weeks after the event).

Triple Peach

Your 2016 Triple Peach medal and finisher’s shirt, will be awarded in the post-race festival area.  


Let us help you train for a longer distance! Accomplish new goals this fall with Atlanta Track Club’s Fall Full/Half Marathon Training. The 16-18 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 Fall Full/Half Marathon Training, click here

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

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