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The best way to see Atlanta is on foot. Whether you are running or walking the marathon, half marathon or 5K distance, you'll run by Atlanta's most iconic sites. With a new name and a new course for the marathon and half marathon in 2019, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will show participants from near and far why Atlanta is truly one of the country's great running destinations.

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.

Click here for an image of the Publix Atlanta Half Marathon and Marathon Course Map and scroll down to see a video tour of the course. 

 

  • Date & Time

    March 17, 7:00 a.m.

  • Location

    Centennial Olympic Park

  • Distance

    • Marathon (ages 18 & older)
    • Half Marathon (ages 14 & older)
    • 5K (Ages 8 & older)
  • Event Swag

    • Marathoners:
    • Long-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal
    • Half Marathoners:
    • Short-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal
    • 5K:
    • Short-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal
  • Cost

    • $90 through 11/11/18
    • $100 through 12/10/18
    • $105 through 1/9/19
    • $110 through 2/13/19
    • $120 through 3/6/19
    • $130 through 3/14/19
    • $140 at race number pick-up
    • Half Marathon: $70 through 11/11/18
    • $80 through 12/10/18
    • $85 through 1/9/19
    • $90 through 2/13/19
    • $100 through 3/6/19
    • $110 through 3/14/19
    • $120 at race number pick-up 5K: $25 through 11/11/18
    • $30 through 1/9/18
    • $35 through 3/14/19
    • $45 at race number pick-up
  • Registration Cut-Off Date

    March 13 at 11:59 p.m.

Race Number Pickup Location & Hours

Atlantic Station

260 18th Street NW, Suite 10110

Atlanta, GA  30363

 

between Ann Taylor Loft & Francesca's

Park near stairwell 8 or 11

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 15, 2019: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m

Atlantic Station serves as the race number pickup location for all Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K race participants. Atlantic Station offers free parking for up to two hours.  Race number pickup features music, Publix premium giveaways, official race merchandise from Mizuno and free food/drink sampling.  

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

Getting to Race Number Pickup

For directions to Atlantic Station, CLICK HERE. Free parking is available for up to two hours. Park near stairwell 8 or 11 for the closest access to race number pickup. 

Atlantic Station also offers a FREE Shuttle to and from the MARTA Arts Center Transit Station!  Leave your car at home and enjoy this service that runs approximately every 10-15 minutes. 

Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pick-up opens *only if purchased
  • 6:40 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 
  • 1:50 p.m. Marathon course closes

Course

2019 Publix Atlanta Marathon & Half Marathon Course Map

Take a video tour of the course

*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)

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 Atlanta Marathon Race Number Pick-Up on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16. Hours and location information coming soon.

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.

Event Address

Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Avenue West NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

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 10th 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.

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.

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.

Gear Check

Gear check will be available on race morning starting at 5:30 a.m. in Centennial Olympic Park. If you plan to check gear, please tear the gear check tag from the top of your race number and attach it to the bag provided to you at race number pickup. Items placed in bags other than the clear ones received at number pickup will not be accepted for gear check. Atlanta Track Club is not responsible for lost or missing bags. All checked gear must be picked up from the gear check tent by 2:00 p.m. on race day. Any remaining bags will be taken to Atlanta Track Club’s office and made available for pick-up during regular office hours beginning on Monday, March 18. Items from unclaimed bags will be donated to local shelters after March 22.

Pace Team

The Publix Atlanta 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)
  2:45 (12:38)
  3:00 (13:45)
  3:15 (14:53) - run/walk intervals
   


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

Streakers

The Publix Atlanta Marathon & Half Marathon happily continues to celebrate those special runners who have kept their streak going throughout a new name and a new course! Benefits include:

  • Feature on event webpage
  • Special packet pickup line at the Expo
  • Unique race bib
  • Special race day gear check line
  • Commemorative gift

2019 Streaker Status List

Streakers are defined as participants who have completed any distance of the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K from 2007 to the present. Streakers must have valid results in the race they registered for and finish within the course limit to be eligible the following year. If you are a streaker and do not see your name on the list, please contact [email protected].

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.

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.  ?

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 once results are finalized (approximately two weeks after the event:

  • 18-24, 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+ (excluding the overall winners)

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 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+  (excluding the overall winners)

5K awards (awarded on race day):

  • Overall male and female
  • Masters male and female

Age group awards 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+  (excluding the overall winners)

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 Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon on 3/17/19. 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 for the Publix Atlanta 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 are available. 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 2019 Publix Atlanta 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 Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Questions

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

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 Marcus Budline at [email protected] before February 4, 2019. Click here for additional information. 

 

Participating groups in 2018:

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

 

Georgia Aquarium Discount

To celebrate the journey to the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Atlanta Track Club is partnering with Georgia Aquarium to offer the first-ever Publix Atlanta Marathon pre-race pasta dinner and celebration. Held on Saturday, March 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., this event gives you a chance to socialize with fellow marathoners and fuel up before the race.

All participants in the full marathon will receive FREE entry into Georgia Aquarium after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 when they show their voucher (to be sent via email in the two weeks leading up to the race). Then they will have the chance to purchase a discounted pre-race pasta dinner at Georgia Aquarium. 

Participants in other distances and volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to the aquarium through links in the virtual event bag and can join for the dinner. Come socialize with fellow marathoners, explore the Aquarium, and dine together as we celebrate Publix Atlanta Marathon weekend!

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