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2017 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5KAtlanta Track Club welcomes runners and walkers to the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile & 50m Dash.

2018 Participant Instructions

Kick off your Thanksgiving with the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile & 50m Dash.  It's an Atlanta tradition! Runners and walkers will earn their turkey as they start their race under Atlanta's iconic Olympic rings. Stick around for a post-race celebration outside Georgia State Stadium (formerly known as Turner Field). You'll want to bring your medal and your bragging rights to Thanksgiving dinner. This event will sell out, so sign up today!

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  • Date & Time

    November 22, 7:30 a.m.

  • Location

    Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field), 755 Hank Aaron Dr, Atlanta, GA 30315

  • Distance

    • 13.1 miles (ages 14 & older)
    • 5K (ages 8 & older)
    • One Mile (6-14 & 15 & older)
    • 50m Dash (ages 6 & under)
  • Event Swag

    • Half Marathon:
    • Long-sleeve Mizuno t-shirt
    • Finisher's medal
    • FREE parking
    • 5K:
    • Long-sleeve Mizuno t-shirt
    • finisher's medal
    • FREE parking
    • One Mile & 50m Dash:
    • finisher's medal (ages 14 & under)
    • FREE parking
  • Cost

    • Half Marathon:
    • $60 through 4/30/18
    • $65 through 5/31/18
    • $70 through 7/31/18
    • $75 through 8/31/18
    • $80 through 9/30/18
    • $85 through 11/7/18
    • $90 through 11/15/18
    • $95 at number pick-up (unless event is sold out)
    • 5K:
    • $25 through 5/31/18
    • $30 through 8/31/18
    • $35 through 9/30/18
    • $40 through 11/7/18
    • $45 through 11/15/18
    • $50 at number pick-up (unless event is sold out)
    • One Mile:
    • FREE for 14 & under
    • $10 ( 15 & older)
    • 50m Dash:
    • FREE
  • Registration Cut-Off Date

    November 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pick-up opens
  • 7:15 a.m. Will Call number pick-up closes
  • 7:30 a.m. 5K start
  • 7:42 a.m. 5K start line closes
  • 7:43 a.m. Wheelchair half marathon start
  • 7:45 a.m. Half Marathon start
  • 8:05 a.m.  Half Marathon start line closes
  • 8:20 a.m. One Mile start
  • 8:30 a.m.  5K awards ceremony
  • 8:57 a.m. 5K course closes
  • 9:00 a.m. 50m Dash start
  • 9:45 a.m.  Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 11:35 a.m. Half Marathon course closes

Race Day Registration

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

CONFIRM REGISTRATION

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

Course Map - Half Marathon

Course Map - 5K

Course Map - One Mile and 50m Dash

Road Closures - Half Marathon and 5K

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.   If you are interested in the event as a wheelchair participant please email Lisa Tanner, [email protected].

Event Address

Georgia State Stadium  (formerly Turner Field) - 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Race Number Pick-Up

Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18

Tuesday, November 20 & Wednesday, November 21

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

260 18th Street NW, Suite 10110

Atlanta, GA  30363

Atlantic Station - between Ann Taylor Loft & Francesca's

Park near stairwell 8 or 11

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

One Mile & 50m Dash participants have the option to pick up thier number at one of the above times, or on race day. Race day number pickup is offered for one mile and dash runners ONLY. 

Will Call Number Pickup

Must pre-purchase during registration or afterwards by visiting our online store by Sunday, November 11, 2018

Will Call  will take place from 5:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. race morning in the Will Call tent located in Victory Plaza, just inside the main gates of GSU Stadium (near the ticket windows) 

Download the Finish Area Map here

Switching Races

Thanksgiving Day registrants may switch races, if space is available, at race number pick-up on Saturday, November 17, Sunday, November 18, Tuesday, November 20, or Wednesday, November 21. No refunds will be issued if you switch from the half marathon to the 5K, and additional fees will apply for those switching from the 5K to the half marathon. Shirts will be provided based on availability to those switching events. Those who switch 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 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K and One Mile, 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.

Parking

Free parking is available at Georgia State Stadium in the Gold, Medallion, Orange, Green, Blue, Red, lots. 

Rideshare

Save time, stress and the environment by using Lyft to get to the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile & 50m Dash! Atlanta Track Club has partnered with Lyft to give participants an exclusive discount. New Lyft users will get $5 off two rides and existing users will get 20% off their ride up to $5. Use the codes below in your Lyft app.
 
New User Code - THANKS5K18, link to claim
Existing Code - THANKS5KNOV18, link to claim

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 for the fifth year in a row in hopes of collecting a ton (literally) of clothing. And this year, you've got two chances to donate. Here's how:

Race Number Pick-up Contest

New this year, visit us on any of the four days of race number pick-up and enter the contest by wearing as many layers of clothing (to be donated) as possible! The person who wears the most layers will win a $500 gift card to Sprouts! Winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on race day.

Race Day

  • Layer up to stay warm before the start, and then donate. 
  • Shed your clothes at the starting line or place them in bins found onsite race morning. Clothing will be collected, bagged, washed and then donated. 
  • Atlanta Track Club is offering a Will Call option for Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon events. The cost is $20 per centry, and half of these proceeds will be donated to the Atlanta Mission as a part of this initiative. 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.  Click here to learn more about pace group benefits.

Pace leads will run intervals for the 2:45 pace group on.  Pace teams will be available for the following finish times:

  • 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)
  • 3:30 (16:00)

Participants can sign up during race number pickup.

Awards

Overall awards are based on gun time and overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. Age group awards are based on net time.

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+ 

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:

  • 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+ 

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

Triple Peach Race Series presented by Mizuno

Your 2018 Triple Peach medal and finisher’s shirt, will be awarded in the post-race festival area.  

Training

Let us help you train for a longer distance! Accomplish new goals this fall with Atlanta Track Club’s In-Training for Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon program. The 16 week program starts on August 11 and includes weekly pace group runs, mid-week workouts, monthly clinics, and more. The flexible program can be tailored to your current fitness level. Whether you’re training for your first half marathon or your 50th, don’t go at it alone. 

Volunteer with us

Interested in giving back to the sport of running?  Come volunteer with us! To learn more, please email [email protected].

Questions

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

Become a Member

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