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In 2020, Atlanta's marathon weekend is America's marathon weekend. Held the day after the 2020 U.S. 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. Register now for the 2021 edition of the race!

  • 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:
    • Long-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal
    • 5K:
    • Short-sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Medal
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Race Number Pickup Location & Hours - America's Marathon Weekend Experience

With the Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend of events directly following the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon on February 29, this year's number pickup will be held at America's Marathon Weekend Experience.The Experience is free and open to the public, but parking rates apply if using the GWCC lots. America's Marathon Weekend Experience features music, Publix premium giveaways, a shot put and high jump pro-am featuring the best high school and elite athletes from around the country, official race merchandise from Mizuno and free food/drink sampling.

Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)
Building A
Exhibit Hall A3
285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 - from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 - from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 - from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Late number pickup only, Saturday, February 29, 2020 - from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

Getting to America's Marathon Weekend Experience

MARTA

MARTA is an excellent option for getting to the Experience. We highly recommend using the GWCC/CNN Station on the blue and green lines or the Peachtree Center Station on the red and gold lines. These MARTA stations are within two blocks of America's Marathon Weekend Experience.

Event Day Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. Will Call number pickup opens *only if purchased
  • 6:50 a.m. Marathon/Half Marathon wheelchair/wave A start
  • 7:00 a.m. Marathon/Half Marathon waves B-E 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

Publix Atlanta Marathon & Half Marathon Course Elevation

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 America's Marathon Weekend Experience 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. You can find the Will Call tent on the attached map.

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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Switching Races

Participants in the marathon and half marathon may switch to a shorter distance. There is no upgrading to longer distances available. You may switch distances by visiting the Solutions counter at America's Marathon Weekend Experience. There will be no refunds given. Those switching events on race morning will be disqualified and removed from the results.

Weather Policy

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.

MARTA

We encourage all participants to take MARTA on race morning to avoid traffic delays due to race related street closures. Rail service start times for Americas Marathon Weekend are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 service will begin at 5:50 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 1, 2020 service will be begin at 4:00 a.m.

The frequency will be as follows: both days and both lines (N/S & E/W) will be on a 20 minute headway. Trains will run every 10 minutes between Lindbergh and the Airport. Extra trains will be inserted as needed The extra trains will decrease the headways from 20 to 12 minutes (and 6 minutes between Lindbergh and Airport) during peak periods.

Click here for more information on taking MARTA to the event and be sure to look for the FREE Park at any of the 23 MARTA rail stations.

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

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 (8:01 pace) 1:40 (7:38)
3:45 (8:35) 1:45 (8:01)
4:00 (9:09) 1:50 (8:23)
4:30 (10:18) 1:55 (8:46)
5:00 (11:26) 2:00 (9:09)
5:30 (12:35) - run/walk intervals 2:15 (10:18)
6:00 (13:44) - run/walk intervals 2:30 (11:26)
2:45 (12:35) - run/walk intervals
3:00 (13:44) - run/walk intervals
3:15 (14:52) - run/walk intervals
3:30 (16:00) - run/walk intervals

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

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon Road Closure Information

On Saturday, February 29, Atlanta will also play host to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, which will impact traffic and cause significant delays in the city. Click here to see detailed road closure information.

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 number pickup at America's Marathon Weekend Experience
  • Unique race bib
  • Special race day gear check line
  • Commemorative gift

Click here for the 2020 Streaker 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 registration@atlantatrackclub.org.

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 Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K, please email awd@atlantatrackclub.org, 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 and Masters awards are based on gun time and Grandmasters are based upon net time. Overall, including Masters and Grandmasters 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)

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 Civil 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 conveniently 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

Questions

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

Charity Program

What is Atlanta Track Club's Official Charity Program?

Atlanta Track Club is committed to creating a healthier community through running and walking. Atlanta Track Club's Official Charity Program is a means for national charitable organizations with a local footprint, to raise awareness and funds for their charitable cause(s) through select Atlanta Track Club events. Publix Atlanta Marathon participants can now choose a charity they are passionate about and dedicate their run to a great cause. For more information on how to join a charity team click the logo of the participating official charities below. If you are a charitable organization interested in learning how your cause can be part of the official charity program please spayne@atlantatrackclub.org.

2020 Charity Partners




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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 mbudline@atlantatrackclub.org 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
  • Destination Marathons
  • 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
  • Mama Docs Run This

You're already seeing America's best runners compete at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon over the course of America's Marathon Weekend - now learn about the country's greatest college football players. Show your Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K bib at the College Football Hall of Fame from Friday, February 28 to Monday, March 2 and you'll receive FREE entry into the museum. Plus - friends and family can use the code 2020PUBLIXMARATHON online or at the box office for 20% off regular price admission.



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