2021 Atlanta's Marathon Weekend

2021 Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Participant Instructions (in-person participants)

Forget the hills in 2021! Atlanta's Marathon Weekend is moving to Atlanta Motor Speedway with the Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. Runners and walkers can also participate in the Virtual Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K or the Virtual Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon.

Moving the event to the speedway in Hampton, GA allows for social distancing and a unique running experience. With three distances to choose from, plus a kids race, this full-weekend celebration of running will show participants from near and far why Atlanta is Running City USA. The 5K will be held under the lights of the Atlanta Motor Speedway's NASCAR oval on Saturday night. The half marathon and marathon will be held the next day utilizing the 1.5-mile track, its infield, concourse, miles of service roads and large parking lots. The Atlanta Kids Marathon will be held across both days allowing parents to schedule their children's races in conjunction with their own. For the first time, participants will be able to run the 5K and one of the longer races the following day!

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February 27, 2021 & February 28, 2021


Atlanta Motor Speedway


  • Marathon (ages 18 & older)
  • Half Marathon (ages 14 & older)
  • 5K (Ages 8 & older)
  • Virtual Options for All Distances


  • Marathoners: Race Shirt Medal
  • Half Marathoners: Race Shirt Medal
  • 5K: Race Shirt Medal



  • $100 through 1/15/21
  • $120 through 2/10/21
  • $140 through 2/24/21
  • $150 at race number pickup

Half Marathon:

  • $80 through 1/15/21
  • $100 through 2/10/21
  • $120 through 2/24/21
  • $130 at race number pickup


  • $25 through 1/15/21
  • $35 through 2/10/21
  • $40 through 2/24/21
  • $45 at race number pickup

Marathon + 5K:

  • $118 through 1/15/21
  • $148 through 2/10/21
  • $173 through 2/24/21
  • $183 at race number pickup

Half + 5K:

  • $98 through 1/15/21
  • $128 through 2/10/21
  • $153 through 2/24/21
  • $163 at race number pickup


4:00 p.m.

Parking lots open

4:15 p.m.

Health Screenings begin

4:30 p.m.

Number pickup opens

5:00 p.m.

5K start

5:03 p.m.

5K start waves continue every three minutes

6:35 p.m.

5K start line closes

7:50 p.m.

5K course closes


5:30 a.m.

Parking lots open

5:45 a.m.

Health Screenings begin

6:00 a.m.

Number pickup opens

6:40 a.m.

Elite race start

6:45 a.m.

Marathon only waves start

6:50 a.m.

Marathon only waves continue every five minutes

7:45 a.m.

Half Marathon waves begin

7:50 a.m.

Half Marathon waves continue every five minutes

10:30 a.m.

Start line closes

2:20 p.m.

Finish line closes

Race Number Pickup

All race numbers will be picked up on race day. 5K participants will receive their bibs at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 27, 2021 while Half Marathon and Marathon participants will pick up their numbers on Sunday, February 28, 2021. 5K participants cannot pick up their number more than :30 minutes before their start time while marathon and half marathoners can pick up their numbers :45 minutes before their start.

Race number pickup will be located in the plaza located in front of Gate 13 of Atlanta Motor Speedway. T-shirts can be picked up before or after your event at the T-shirt tent near Gate 13 where you will exit the Speedway after running. A third party may pick up your race number for you but only the individual with the unique bib may pick up the associated T-shirt.

To confirm your registration and start time, log in to your existing haku account. You have an existing account if you have already signed up for your 2021 Atlanta Track Club membership or if you registered for this event on this platform. If you registered for the event before we switched to haku, you will need to create an account on haku, you can do so here by entering the email address on file in your registration.


Atlanta Marathon Course Map

Atlanta Half Marathon Course Map

Atlanta 5K Course Map

*As of January 28, 2021. 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)

5K: 1 hour and 15 minutes (25 minutes per mile pace)

Virtual: No course limit for the Virtual Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. You are welcome to complete your distance in the time that feels best for you.

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.


Due to COVID-19 and the race-by-appointment format race day registration is not available for this event.


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.


Atlanta Track Club has adopted specific policies to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers and staff. All in attendance are expected to comply with the following policies. Atlanta Track Club reserves the right to ask any participant to leave the venue should they not comply.

  • Scheduled start times, 80 runners per wave, separated into two start lines (A & B) every 5 minutes
  • Mask worn at all times (including warmup) but can be removed while participating in the event but must be put back on immediately crossing the finish line.
  • Temperature checks upon entering the venue
  • All participants to bring their own hydration and fuel on course.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet practiced throughout the venue
  • Complete the Health Screening Questionnaire within 24 hours of attending the event. Be prepared to show e-mail confirmation of completion on your phone at check-in


This event will feature an elite/sub-elite wave in both the marathon and half marathon with women aiming to run 2:30-2:45 and 1:12-1:16. There will be pacers for 2:35 - 2:36 and a pacer to be determined for the half marathon.

There is currently no prize money or travel assistance.

There are plans to add a men's elite/sub elite wave focused on the half marathon.

Those interested in being included or with questions should email Eric Heintz


Did you know as a member of Atlanta Track Club you receive a discount on all events (except AJC Peachtree Road Race). Join today to begin receiving discounts and the many other benefits of membership!

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