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Join the Lieutenant Governor and special guests for our 8th Annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival held in conjunction with the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon. This FREE family event at Pemberton Place kicks off with Atlanta Track Club's One Mile Fun Run and 50m Dash followed by more fun and games! There will be monetary prizes for the schools or groups with the most participants, so bring all your friends for this day of fun!

Following the run, a DJ will keep the beat alive at the Be Healthy Georgia Fit Zone and families can interact with all types of sport activities with give-a-ways as well as chances to win other prizes donated by the event's partners!  

Event is rain or shine.

  • Date & Time

    March 17, 9:30 a.m.

  • Location

    Pemberton Place

  • Distance

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

    • Finisher's Medal
  • Cost

    • FREE online through 3/14/18
    • FREE onsite registration at event

Event Day Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. Number pick-up opens
  • 9:00 a.m. Be Healthy Georgia Fit Zone opens
  • 9:15 a.m. Warm-ups with special guests
  • 9:30 a.m. One Mile begins
  • 10:00 a.m.  50m Dash begins
  • 11:00 a.m. Be Healthy Georgia Expo closes


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

Cost: Free

Deadline to Register:  9:15 a.m.


The one mile route starts on Baker St next to Pemberton Place, circles all the way around Centennial Olympic Park, Turns towards the Georgia Aquarium, and then finishes back near the start. 

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.


Pemberton Place

126 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd

Atlanta, GA  30308

Race day registration, number pick-up, warm-ups and the Be Healthy Georgia Expo will take place in Pemberton Place next to the World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium.


Be Healthy Georgia Expo

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. Twenty-three MARTA rail stations that have free daily parking.

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

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

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

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

GOLD Southbound Doraville
Times: 6:15 a.m. and continues into regular Sunday schedule

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

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

RED Northbound Airport
Times: 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.


A limited number of bus parking is available upon request. Please email request to [email protected]


To book convenient and affordable guaranteed parking for the event, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Publix Georgia Marathon SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. 

Additional Information


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 8:15 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


Organizations wishing to exhibit at the event should contact Roy Neill at [email protected].


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 Josh Deaton at [email protected] (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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