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The Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon will show kids what it means to be part of a big city marathon. Held on the same day as the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, this race gives kids ages 14 & under the chance to get out, get active, and get acquainted with running as they finish in the same area as the 2020 Olympic Team Trials - Marathon.

Participant Instructions can be found here.

Kids ages 6 -14 can run the Mile and kids 6 & under can run the Dash

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 Mile and to the three Kilometer Kids teams with the fastest average time. Teams (non-profit) will also compete for grant money by bringing the most participants.

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

    February 29, 8:00 a.m.

  • Location

    Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta GA

  • Distance

    • Mile (ages 6-14)
    • Dash (ages 6 & under)
  • Event Swag

    • Finisher's medal
    • Post-race snacks
    • t-shirt

Event Day Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Number pickup opens - Mile & Dash
  • 8:00 a.m. Dash start
  • 8:30 a.m. Mile start
  • 9:10 a.m. High School Girls 4 x 1 Mile Relay
  • 9:40 a.m. High School Boys 4 x 1 Mile Relay
  • 10:00 a.m. Awards

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Provided we have not reached race capacity, we will offer registration for the Mile and Dash on race day.

Cost:

  • Mile-$20.00
  • Dash-$10.00

Deadline to Register: 15 minutes prior to start of the event

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

TIMING & RESULTS

All Mile (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.

Course

Course Map

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, parents are not allowed on the Mile course. 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.

EVENT ADDRESS

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta GA

AWARDS

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

TEAM SCHOLARSHIPS

Atlanta Track Club wants to encourage fitness in children through the Team Challenge scholarship competition. Teams must be based out of a school or non-profit and participants must include the name of the school or organization during registration to be eligible for the competition. Awards are based on the most number of finishers. Atlanta Track Club will donate to the top three teams and give $5 per finisher to all other teams with 25+ participants (up to $500).

Scholarship amounts:
1st Place - $1500
2nd Place - $1000
3rd Place - $500

Groups of 25 - 100 participants: $5 per finisher

TRANSPORTATION

MARTA

We strongly encourage all participants to take MARTA on race morning to avoid traffic delays due to race related street closures for 2020 Olympic Team Trials - Marathon taking place the same day. CLICK HERE for more information on taking MARTA to the event. Twenty-three MARTA rail stations have free daily parking.

LIMITED BUS PARKING

A limited amount of bus parking is available upon request. Please email request to kilometerkids@atlantatrackclub.org.

PARKING

If MARTA is not an option, there is ample parking in and around the Centennial Olympic Park area. Below are just a few of our partners.

  • Georgia Aquarium, click here. $12 pre-paid (limited amount available) and $15 onsite parking both days. Address is 357 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30313.
  • American Cancer Society, click here. $20 parking Saturday, $10 parking Sunday for runners and participants. Address is 250 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

KILOMETER KIDS

Brought to you by Atlanta Track Club, Kilometer Kids 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 kilometerkids@atlantatrackclub.org (404-231-9064 x125). Additionally, Atlanta Track Club offers numerous youth events each year. For more details click here.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Interested in giving back to the sport of running? Come volunteer with us! To learn more and to register, please visit here for more details. For questions about volunteering, email volunteers@atlantatrackclub.org.

QUESTIONS

If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email questions@atlantatrackclub.org.

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