2016 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K

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, 2016


  • Turner Field, Atlanta


  • 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


  • Half Marathon:
  • $60 through 5/31/16
  • $70 through 7/31/16
  • $75 through 8/31/16
  • $80 through 9/30/16
  • $85 through 11/16/16
  • $90 at number pick-up
  • 5K:
  • $25 through 5/31/16
  • $30 through 8/31/16
  • $35 through 11/16/16
  • $45 at number pick-up
  • One Mile:
  • $15 through 11/16/16
  • $25 at number pick-up
  • 50m Dash:
  • $10 through 11/16/16
  • $20 at number pick-up


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.

8:00 a.m.

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 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.



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.


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