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2017 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K2019 Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K Participant Instructions

Kick off your Thanksgiving with the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile & 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 inside Georgia State Stadium. You'll want to bring your medal and your bragging rights to Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • Date & Time

    November 28, 7:30 a.m.

  • Location

    Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Dr, Atlanta, GA 30315

  • Distance

    • Half Marathon (ages 14 & older)
    • 5K (ages 8 & older)
    • Mile (6-14 & 15 & older)
    • 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
    • Mile & Dash:
    • finisher's medal (ages 14 & under)
    • FREE parking
  • Cost

    • Half Marathon:
    • $60 through 4/30/19
    • $65 through 5/31/19
    • $75 through 8/31/19
    • $80 through 9/30/19
    • $85 through 11/7/19
    • $90 through 11/21/19
    • $95 at number pickup (unless event is sold out) or online through 6:00 p.m.
    • 5K:
    • $25 through 5/31/19
    • $30 through 8/31/19
    • $35 through 9/30/19
    • $40 through 11/7/19
    • $45 through 11/21/19
    • $50 at number pickup (unless event is sold out) or online through 6:00 p.m
    • Mile:
    • FREE for 14 & under
    • $10 ( 15 & older)
    • 50m Dash:
    • FREE
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Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pickup opens
  • 7:15 a.m. Will Call number pickup 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
  • 8:15 a.m Mile start
  • 8:30 a.m. 5K awards ceremony
  • 8:57 a.m. 5K course closes
  • 9:00 a.m. 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 pickup 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.

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 Map - Half Marathon

Course Map - 5K

Course Map - Mile

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,

Event Address

Georgia State Stadium - 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Race Number Pickup

Saturday, November 23 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 24 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 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.

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

Will Call Number Pickup

Must pre-purchase during registration or afterwards by visiting our online store by Sunday, November 27, 2019

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 pickup. 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 Mile, please email, 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.


Free parking is available at Georgia State Stadium in the Gold, Orange, Green, Blue, Red, Grey and Yellow lots. We strongly encourage all participants carpool and arrive by 6:00 a.m. Parking is drastically reduced this year due to construction. Please reference the start map for location of all area lots.


Save time, stress and the environment by using Lyft to get to the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile & Dash!
New Lyft users get $5 off two rides with code QQQTHANKS19NEW
Existing users get 20% off their ride up to $5 with code QQQTHANKS19

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 sixth 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 Pickup Contest

Win $500 gift card to Sprouts and a runner-themed gift basket

  • Visit us on any of the four days of race number pickup between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. No entrants will be accepted prior to 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
  • Wear as many articles of clothing (to be donated) as possible
  • Visit the Atlanta Mission table to have your clothing counted and donated
  • Winner will be notified via email, Wednesday, November 27 after 6 p.m. and 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:

  • 1:35 (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 during race number pickup.


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 2019 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 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.

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