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Atlanta Track Club is bringing racing back with the Publix Summer Series! Featuring a Mile, 5K and 8K in a touchless race experience, the Publix Summer Series is a unique, responsible return to racing at three carefully laid out locations. With just 500 spots available for the series - taking place on three consecutive weekends - runners and walkers will register for specific start times spread out over a four hour racing period. Race bibs and swag will be delivered to your home ahead of the first race date. And if you're not ready to race in person just yet, take on the virtual edition of the series.

July 18 - Mile - Georgia International Convention Center - A fast race on a hard, paved surface

July 25 - 8K - Foxhall Resort - Begins and ends in a large field on grass, some gravel roads and wide trails. A small portion on wooded trails but on two-track, wider paths - but get ready for one fun uphill!

August 1 - 5K - McIntosh Reserve Park - Begins in a large field on grass, proceeds onto a wide gravel road and ends back in the field

Those who register prior to July 14 at 11:59 p.m. will have their shirt and bib mailed before event weekend in an effort to get you your swag for race day. Registrants after July 14 at 11:59 p.m. will have their items mailed after the first event.

  • Date & Time

    July 18, 25 and August 1, 6:30 a.m.

  • Location

    Various

  • Distance

    • Mile
    • 5K
    • 8K
  • Event Swag

    • Atlanta Track Club mask
    • hand sanitizer
    • cooling towel
  • Cost

    • $60.00 for in-person series; $50.00 for virtual
  • Registration Cut-Off Date

    Thursday, July 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Timeline

  • 6:00 a.m. Parking areas open
  • 6:10 a.m. Number pickup opens
  • 6:30 a.m. Race begins
  • 6:33 a.m. Start groups begin every 3 minutes
  • 10:30 a.m. Race sites close

Registration

Register once for all three events. This is a series and all three distances are included in one registration.

Ray Day Registration: Not Available

Register prior to July 14 at 11:59 p.m. to have your swag and bib mailed before the first event weekend. Registrants after July 14 at 11:59 p.m. will have their items mailed after July 18.

Timing & Results

On-site participants will receive a bib with timing tag in the mail prior to the first event on July 18. On-site participants will use that same bib for all three events. If you lose that bib or it is destroyed, please report to the check-in table at the next event.

Results for in-person racers will be available online the afternoon of the event. Virtual participants will be asked to submit their results via an online form (coming soon).

Course

Mile course map

8K & 5K Course Maps - Coming Soon

Course time limits:

  • Mile: 30 minutes
  • 5K: 1 hour and 15 minutes (25 minute per mile pace)
  • 8K: 1 hour and 30 minutes (18 minute per mile pace)

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, no headphones, pets, or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates, and bicycles, are permitted on the course.

Virtual Series

Participants electing to take part in the virtual series will receive the same swag, bib and information as on-site participants. Results will be collected after each weekend's event however virtual participants will not be eligible for series awards.

Event Addresses

July 18 - Georgia International Convention Center - 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337 - Fulton County

July 25 - Foxhall Resort - 8000 Capps Ferry Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135 - Douglas County

August 1 - McIntosh Reserve Park - 1046 W McIntosh Cir, Whitesburg, GA 30185 - Carroll County

Awards

Overall awards are based on net time. ‚Äč

  • Men's and women's overall series awards (cumulative time across all three events)
  • Master's men's and women's series awards (cumulative time across all three events)
  • Men's and women's furthest traveled to return to racing awards (based on home zip code used when registering)

Parking

Dash pass for parking at each venue will be mailed & emailed in participant messages to all in-person participants before race day. The same dash pass can be used each week.

Safety Measures

Atlanta Track Club's return to racing will feature a race-by-appointment format to reduce gathering size and course congestion. Safety measures include, must are not limited to:

  • All participants and staff required to wear masks (mask not required while running)
  • Social distancing
  • Limited contact number and swag distribution - items mailed to those registering by deadline for mailings
  • No fluid distribution on course - all participants must arrive self sufficient
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • No contact food and water distribution at the finish
  • Air hugs and high fives encouraged

For all safety measures related to this event click here.

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 the Publix Summer Series, 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.

Questions

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

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