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2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

Due to limited availability, 5K participants registering after this time will not recieve a race shirt or finisher's medal. Participants are welcome to contact Atlanta Track Club after the event to check on remaining inventory. 

2018 Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

The Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K is one of the southeast's premier distance events. Whether you're taking on 26.2, 13.1 or 3.1, we hope you'll join Atlanta Track Club for the 12th running of this Atlanta tradition. And back by popular demand in 2018, a 5K option is available for the first time since 2016! 

Atlanta Track Club events are held rain or shine. However, the threat of lightning or other severe weather in the vicinity of the event may result in a delay or cancellation. For full details on our event policies, including weather, refunds and cancellations, click here

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta (265 Peachtree Street NW) serves as the host hotel and number pick-up site for the event.  Located just three blocks from the start/finish area, this sleek luxury hotel is centrally located in downtown Atlanta and walkable to the city's premier tourist attractions: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, College Football Hall of Fame, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, etc.

Special room rates for participants start at $169 per night. Go HERE to make a reservation. Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a short 15 minute drive or is easily accessible via MARTA's Peachtree Center rail transit station convently connected to the race hotel. Contact HCI Travel, the official agent of the 2018 Publix Georgia Marathon, for help with additional travel needs.

 

  • Date & Time

    March 18, 7:00 a.m.

  • Location

    Pemberton Place, Atlanta

  • Distance

    • Marathon (ages 18 & older)
    • Half Marathon (ages 14 & older)
    • 5K (Ages 8 & older)
    • One Mile (ages 6-14)
    • 50m Dash (ages 6 & under)
  • Event Swag

    • Marathoners:
    • Long-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal
    • Half Marathoners:
    • Short-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal
    • 5K:
    • No shirt or medal for registrations after 3/11
    • One Mile/50m Dash:
    • Medal

Race Number Pick-Up Location

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dates/Times

Friday, March 16, 2018: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 2018: 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Race Number Pick-Up Information

Located just three blocks from the event start and finish area, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta serves as the host hotel and bib number pick-up location for the marathon, half marathon & 5K race participants. The boutique style number pick-up features music, Publix premium giveaways, official race merchandise from Mizuno, running accessories and apparel and free food/drink sampling from Terrapin Beer, Clif Bar and Coca-Cola.  

All participants must pick up their bib numbers at the Hyatt Regency unless Will Call was purchased during race registration or through the Atlanta Track Club online store.

*Note to interested exhibitors - we do not have any booth space available for purchase. As an alternative, advertising space in our virtual race bag for the 2018 Publix Georgia Marathon is available. Contact Blais at [email protected] for more information.

Getting to Race Number Pick-Up

The easiest way to get to the Publix Georgia Marathon Weekend Race Number Pick-Up is by MARTA. Take the Red or Gold rail lines to Peachtree Center Station. After you exit the train, take the tall escalator to Peachtree Center Mall. The Hyatt Regency Atlanta can be accessed through the Peachtree Center Mall skybridge near the food court. 

If driving, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Publix Georgia Marathon Weekend Race Number Pick-Up SpotHero Parking Page below and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Race Number Pick-Up

Be Healthy Georgia Festival

Join Lt. Governor Casey Cagle for our 8th Annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival held in conjunction with the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. This FREE family event at Pemberton Place kicks off marathon weekend on Saturday with Atlanta Track Club's One Mile Fun Run and 50m Dash!

LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pick-up opens *only if purchased
  • 6:45 a.m. Wheelchair start
  • 6:45 a.m. Will call number pick-up closes  *only if purchased
  • 7:00 a.m. Marathon & Half Marathon start
  • 7:20 a.m. Marathon & Half Marathon start line closes
  • 7:30 a.m.  5K start
  • 7:40 a.m.  5K start line closes
  • 8:30 a.m.  5K awards ceremony
  • 8:45 a.m. Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 8:55 a.m. 5K course closes
  • 10:30 a.m. Marathon awards ceremony 
  • 2:00 p.m. Marathon & Half Marathon course closes

Course

Course Map - 2018 Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Street & Lane Closures - 2018 Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

*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)

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. 

List of Prohibited Items

Race Day Registration

No race day registration is available, but individuals can register at the Publix Georgia Marathon Weekend Race Number Pick-Up on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. See hours and location listed above.

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.

GROUP REGISTRATION

The Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Group Registration Program supports running clubs, corporations, training groups and others by providing additional race benefits. Benefits are awarded based on the size of the  group and include gathering space in the race finish area, marketing promotions, and more. To join the program, please contact Natalie Demarko at [email protected] before February 5, 2018. Click here for additional information. 

 

Participating groups in 2018:

  • 65 Roses/Miles for Cystic Fibrosis
  • ACE Teaching Fellows
  • Atlanta Tri Club
  • ATL RunSoFarians
  • Black Girls Run
  • Black Men Run 
  • Chattahoochee Road Runners
  • Emory Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Endurance House Atlanta
  • Galloway Training
  • ITL
  • The LIFE School of Atlanta
  • Kyle Pease Foundation
  • Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics
  • Metro Area Running Club
  • Moms Run This Town
  • Phidippides
  • RunFam
  • runningnerds
  • Team Jardina
  • Team Take Down Publix
  • West Stride

 

Event Address

Pemberton Place
126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA  30308

Will Call

Must pre-purchase

Buy online during race registration or you can purchase Will Call in our online store. The deadline to purchase Will Call is March 11th 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 race number pick-up on Friday and Saturday at Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Switching Races

If you would like to switch races, you may do so by emailing [email protected] or in person at the Solutions counter at race number pick-up.  If a particular race distance is sold out prior to the event, there will not be an option to switch to that distance. No refunds will be given for switching to a shorter race distance and additional fees will apply for those switching to a longer race distance. For those switching races at race number pick-up, shirts will be provided based on availability. Those switching events on race morning will be disqualified and removed from the results.

Athletes With Disabilities

In order to serve all our athletes, Atlanta Track Club offers opportunities for Athletes With Disabilities (AWD). If you are an AWD and interested in participating in Atlanta's Finest 5K, please email [email protected], to discuss what reasonable accommodations can be made based on your specific needs.   Atlanta Track Club officials will provide reasonable accommodation to Athletes With Disabilities on an individualized and event by event basis.

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. Park at any of the 23 MARTA rail stations that have free daily parking.

Parking

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

MyPorter Gear Check

The MyPorter Gear check will be available on race morning 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 the MyPorter booth at number pick-up and at the gear check tent on race morning.  Gear check is brought to you by MyPorter, the easiest storage solution for runners and walkers on the go. 

Additional Information

Pace Team

The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Pace Team is here to help you achieve your goals at the event. Pace Team leads will run even splits at the pace indicated next to the finish times. Run/walk intervals will be offered for some of the pace groups (specific interval details will be forthcoming). 

Pace Team leads will be available for the following finish times:

  Marathon Pace Teams      Half Marathon Pace Teams  
3:30 finish time (8:00 pace) 1:35 finish time (7:15 pace)
3:45 (8:35) 1:40 (7:38)
4:00 (9:10) 1:45 (8:01)
4:30 (10:20) 1:50 (8:24)
5:00 (11:25) 2:00 (9:10)
5:30 (12:35) - run/walk intervals 2:15 (10:18)
6:00 (13:44) - run/walk intervals 2:30 (11:27)
6:30 (14:53) - run/walk intervals 2:45 (12:38)
  3:00 (13:45)
  3:15 (14:53) - run/walk intervals
  3:30 (16:00) - run/walk intervals


Participants can sign up for a Pace Team at race number pick-up.

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

2018 Streaker Status

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

SPECTATORS

Our marathoners and half marathoners need your support! On race morning, line the streets in your neighborhood and make some noise! Or gather at a business 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!  

  • Babs Midtown - 814 Juniper St NE #3, Atlanta, GA 30308

Awards

Overall awards (including prize money) are based on gun time.   Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. Prize money will be awarded to the top three male and female runners across the line in the marathon only. 

  • Overall Male and Overall Female - 1st Place - $1500.00
  • Overall Male and Overall Female - 2nd Place - $750.00
  • Overall Male and Overall Female - 3rd Place - $500.00

No travel allowances avaialble.  Prize money related questions should be send to Elizabeth Unislawski at [email protected]

Marathon awards (awarded on race day):

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

Age group awards are based upon net times and 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+.

Half Marathon awards (awarded on race day):

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

Age group awards are based upon net times and 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+ .

5K awards (awarded on race day):

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

Age group awards are based upon net times and will be mailed to the top three finishers in each age division once results are finalized (approximately two weeks after the event).

  • 10 & under, 11 - 14, 15-19, 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+.  

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 3/18/18. 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.

Hotel & Travel

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta (265 Peachtree Street NE) serves as the host hotel and number pick-up site for the Publix Georgia Marathon. Located just three blocks from the start/finish area, this sleek luxury hotel is centrally located in downtown Atlanta and walkable to the city's premier tourist attractions: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, College Football Hall of Fame, The Center for Civl and Human Rights, etc.

Special room rates for participants start at $169 per night. Go HERE to make a reservation. Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a short 15 minute drive or is easily accessible via MARTA's Peachtree Center rail transit station convently connected to the race hotel. Contact HCI Travel, the official agent of the 2018 Publix Georgia Marathon, for help with additional travel needs.

Volunteer

Interested in giving back to the sport of running?  Come volunteer with us! 

Additional Information

FAQs

FAQ's - 2018 Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Questions

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

Meals for Marathoners

 When you're training for a big race, proper fueling is important. Each month, Publix is bringing you a meal you can cook and eat to prepare for a long run. Click here to watch the videos and see the recipes

Georgia Aquarium Discount

Visit one of Atlanta's most popular tourist attractions on Publix Georgia Marathon weekend. All participants in the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will receive a link to purchase general admission tickets to the aquarium for just $19.95. The link will be included in your Virtual Event Bag sent out during race week/

  • Ticket only valid Friday, March 16th, 2018 through Sunday, March 18th, 2018.
  • The Georgia Aquarium will close at 9:00 p.m.
  • Enter Main Aquarium Entrance • 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • For your safety and security there will be a full security scan / bag search 

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