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The Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon will show kids what it means to be part of a big city marathon. Held at the same location where the 2020 Olympic Team Trials - Marathon will take place, this race gives kids ages 14 & under the chance to get out, get active, and get acquainted with running as they finish under Publix Atlanta Marathon finish line. Plus, stick around after for a post-race finish festival and the opportunity to meet three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers. 

Kids ages 7-14 can run the 2.62K, kids 8 & under can run the 262m, and kids 4 & under can run the 26.2m.

All participants will receive a T-shirt and a finisher's medal.

Awards will be given to the top three boys and girls in each age group for the 2.62K and to the three teams with the fastest average time. Teams will also compete for up to $2,000 in grant money by bringing the most participants.  

2019 Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon Participant Instructions

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.


  • Date & Time

    March 16, 9:00 a.m.

  • Location

    Centennial Olympic Park

  • Distance

    • 2.62K (ages 7-14)
    • 262m (ages 8 & under)
    • 26.2m (ages 4 & under)
  • Event Swag

    • Finisher's medal
    • Post-race snacks
    • T-shirt
  • Cost

    • 2.62K: $15.00
    • $20.00 after 3/13
    • 262m: $12.00
    • $15.00 after 3/13
    • 26.2m: $10.00
    • $15.00 after 3/13

Event Day Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. Number pickup opens
  • 9:00 a.m. 2.62K start
  • 9:30 a.m. Mascot Dash
  • 9:45 a.m. 262m start
  • 10:15 a.m. 26.2m start


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


  • 2.62K - $20.00
  • 262m -  $15.00
  • 26.2m -  $10.00 

Deadline to Register:  8:45 a.m.

T-shirt sizing and availability cannot be guaranteed for those registering on race day.


All 2.62K (only) registrants will be timed and unofficial results will be posted by race number the afternoon of the event.   No personal race registration information will be included.  

The timing device for this event is the Chronotrack single use B-tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your child's 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.)
  • If you do not wish to have your child timed, you may peel off the timing device or simply bend it several times.  

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.


For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, parents are not allowed on the 2.62K or 262m courses. In addition, no headphones, pets, or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates, and bicycles, are permitted on the course. View the course here.


Centennial Olympic Park


Atlanta Track Club wants to encourage fitness in children through the Team Challenge scholarship competition. Three group scholarships will be awarded to the schools or nonprofits with the most children participating at this year’s Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon events. Additionally, donations will be awarded to schools and nonprofits that have more than 50 children register for the event. Participants must pre-register online and include the name of the school or organization to be eligible for the competition.

Scholarship amounts:
1st Place - $2,000 Scholarship
2nd Place - $1,500 Scholarship
3rd Place - $1,000 Scholarship

Donation amounts (scholarship recipients not eligible for additional funds):
Groups of 50 or more: $250
Groups of 100 or more: $500


Top 3 girls in each age devision of the 2.62K (based on chip time)
Top 3 boys in each age devision of the 2.62K (based on chip time)
Top 3 teams (based on the average chip time of the 15 fastest athletes on each team)


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.


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


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 Lisa McMahon at [email protected] 


Brought to you by Atlanta Track Club, is a flexible, game-based running program designed to get children in the community active. The free program is a great way to engage children, ages 14 and under, in the sport of running. Click here for more information or contact Joshua Deaton at [email protected] (404-231-9064 x125).


Atlanta Track Club offers 20+ events throughout the year as part of the Kilometer Kids Youth Running Series (18 of which are Free!). The series is open to all children ages 14 and under and offers unique finisher pieces at each event. Click here for the complete schedule


Interested in giving back to the sport of running?  Come volunteer with us! To learn more and to register, please visit  For questions about volunteering, email [email protected].


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

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