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The youth portion of Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend will show kids what it means to be part of a big city marathon. Held on the same weekend as the 2024 Atlanta's Marathon Weekend, this festival of races gives children the chance to get out, get active, and get acquainted with running in Running City USA. We have exciting news! We have officially moved to The Home Depot Backyard, which is adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We can't wait for you to come play with us! 3K participants will run on the streets nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium and finish at the event's main finish line, while Dashers will Dash their 50 meters in the finish chute, also utilizing the big finish line. It's sure to thrill our young participants!

Kids can also have some fun in our Track & Field Zone, where they can run, jump and throw. Grab your RUN JUMP THROW stamper card, and get your stamp by visiting all the track & field stations, which include mini hurdles, standing broad jump, foam javelins and more! We look forward to seeing you there.

Atlanta Track Club intends to hold the Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon as scheduled on February 24. The Club has a no refund policy. However, If the format of the event moves to virtual ONLY or is cancelled all together due to a force majeure event, you will be given the option to receive a full refund (less processing fees from registration vendor). If, due to circumstances beyond the control of Atlanta Track Club, the location of the event has to be changed, refunds will not be provided, but you will be immediately notified via email and social media.


February 24, 2024

  • The Home Depot Backyard - 1 Backyard Way, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • 5K (ages 8 and up)
  • 3K (ages 7 to 14)
  • 50M Dash (ages 14 and under)
  • Short sleeve adidas T-shirt
  • Medal


  • $40 through 12/30/23
  • $45 through 2/23/24
  • $50 at Expo/onsite


  • $20 through 2/22/24
  • $30 at Expo/onsite

50M Dash:

  • Free with a kid's 5K or 3K registry
  • $20 through 2/22/24
  • $25 at Expo/onsite


6:30 a.m.

Youth Number Pickup Opens

7:30 a.m.

Track & Field Zone Opens

7:30 a.m.

5K (ages 8 & up)

9:00 a.m.

3K (ages 7 to 14)

9:45 a.m.

50M Dash (ages 14 & under)

10:00 a.m.

3K Awards Ceremony - Main Stage

10:00 a.m.

Track & Field Zone closes


Deadline to register - online through 11:59 p.m., February 22, 2024

Expo and Race Day Registration: Providing we have not reached race capacity, we will offer registration for the 3K and 50m Dash on race day. There is no race day registration for the 5K.


5K and 3K registrants will be timed and unofficial results will be posted Saturday evening. No personal race registration information will be included.

The timing device for this event is a MyLaps timing tag. The device is adhered to the back of the race number. DO NOT REMOVE OR BEND. Wearing the race number improperly could result in improper scoring and possible disqualification. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm the race number 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, water bottles, 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 the events Atlanta Track Club conducts & provides.


We have moved to The Home Depot Backyard! 3K runners will utilize the same start line as the 5K, following the beginning of the 5K course before staying straight on Mitchell St., and returning back to the Home Depot Backyard. The 3K and 50M Dash will all cross the same finish line as the 5K, Marathon and Half Marathon! Make your way to the Youth Festival Area for fun and guidance.



Safety is our top priority at Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon The following measures are taken for our 3K participants:

  • Over 30 course monitor volunteers and police officers to make sure participants stay on track and move safely down the course
  • Lead (bicyclist or police motorcycle) and a sweep, ensuring that all participants finish safely
  • Secure Child Pickup Area after the finish line, where we will hold your child until you arrive.

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, parents are not allowed on the 3K course.

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