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In 2020, Atlanta's marathon weekend is America's marathon weekend. Held the day after the 2020 Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will let you see the legends, then be the legacy. Held for the second year on a new course that takes you past some of Atlanta's most important monuments, stadiums and neighborhoods, the Publix Atlanta Marathon will show participants from near and far why Atlanta is Running City USA. 

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.

 

A Look Back at the 2019 Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K and Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon

  • Date & Time

    March 1, 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

    • Marathon:
    • $80 through 7/13/19
    • $90 through 9/11/19
    • $100 through 11/11/19
    • $105 through 12/10/19
    • $110 through 1/9/20
    • $120 through 2/13/20
    • $130 through 2/25/20
    • $140 at race number pickup
    • Half Marathon:
    • $60 through 7/13/19
    • $70 through 9/11/19
    • $80 through 11/11/19
    • $85 through 12/10/19
    • $90 through 1/9/20
    • $100 through 2/13/20
    • $110 through 2/25/20
    • $120 at race number pickup
    • 5K: $25 through 11/11/19
    • $30 through 1/9/20
    • $35 through 2/25/20
    • $45 at race number pickup
  • Registration Cut-Off Date

    February 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pick-up opens *only if purchased
  • 6:40 a.m. Wheelchair start
  • 7:00 a.m. Marathon & Half Marathon start
  • 7:20 a.m. Marathon & Half Marathon start line closes
  • 7:35 a.m.  5K start
  • 7:45 a.m.  5K start line closes
  • 9:00 a.m. 5K course closes
  • 10:50 a.m. Half Marathon course closes
  • 1:55 p.m. Marathon course closes

Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k Course Map

Course Turn by Turn/Road Closures - Marathon &  Half Marathon

Course Turn by Turn/Road Closures - 5K

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 Pickup on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 27, 28 and 29. 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 February 25 at 11:59 pm. 

Will Call Number Pickup 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 pickup 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 pickup.  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 pickup, 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 2. Items from unclaimed bags will be donated to local shelters after Friday, March 6.

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 & 5K 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

Please stay tuned for the 2020 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

Prize Money Information

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

Award ceremonies will begin at the following times on race day:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 5k awards ceremony
  • 8:45 a.m. - Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. - Full Marathon awards ceremony

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 3/1/20. 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.

Volunteer

Interested in giving back to the sport of running?  Come volunteer with us! 

Additional Information

FAQs

More Information to Come

Questions

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

GROUP REGISTRATION

The Publix Atlanta 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] as soon as possible to get your team signed up. Click here for additional information. 

Participating Groups in 2020:

  • ATL RunSoFarians
  • Atlanta Tri Club
  • Bakas
  • Black Girls Run
  • Black Men Run
  • Chattahoochee Road Runners
  • Charlotte Running Club
  • Galloway Training
  • ITL
  • Kyle Pease Foundation
  • Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics
  • Metro Area Running Club
  • Moms Run This Town
  • OTP Endurance Sports
  • runningnerds
  • Slalom Consulting
  • Team Jardina
  • West Stride

Event Sponsors