Publix Georgia Marathon takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, since 2007. The Marathon will take place in the cities of Atlanta and Decatur while the Half Marathon will stay in Atlanta. The start and finish are located in Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The marathon and half marathon is a city tour on foot showcasing Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods and beautiful parks.
The course is USATF certified which makes it a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. More than 16,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of Atlanta for the seventh annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon.
Men: 7:00 AM
Women: 7:00 AM
The entry fees is $80 for the marathon if registered earlier. To participate in Publix Georgia Marathon you can register in the official website.
The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon has a limit of 18,000 participants. Approximately 25% of participants are Marathon participants. Online registration will close March 19, 2014. There is no race day registration.
Course / Route Map
The staging area for the start and finish is in Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Participants run downtown through Georgia State University, by the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, over the Jackson Street bridge and into the Martin Luther King Jr Historic District. The course continues through the Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park neighborhoods, through eclectic Little 5 Points, on Freedom Parkway by The Carter Center, and through the Poncey-Highland neighbourhood.
Marathon participants continue through the Candler Park neighborhood, on historic Ponce de Leon, under the MARTA tracks onto College Avenue, through the Agnes Scott College campus, by quaint Decatur Square, on the Emory University campus, through the Druid Hills neighborhood. Then they enter Piedmont Park through the Park Dr bridge and exit on 12th Street, cross I-75/I-85 on the 5th St bridge, run through the Georgia Tech campus, and return to downtown via Marietta St to the Finish line where the party begins at Centennial Olympic Park.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- All participants must be able to cross the Finish Line by 2:00 PM to be recorded as an official finisher.
- B-Tag timing chip is used to time the race.
Men: OLEG MARUSIN (USA) 2:18:50 (2008)
Women: ALENA VINITSKAYA (USA) 2:41:12 (2008)
Prize Money & Awards
- A total of $17,250 will be awarded in prize money.
- Men & Women: 1st – $1000, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $250
- Age group awards will be awarded three deep for men and women
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
All participants finishing the Marathon will receive a unique finisher’s medal.
Water Stops & Refreshments
There will be 19 Aid Stations along the course, starting at Mile 2 with plenty of water and Powerade.
Expected Race Day Weather
- Temperature: 48°F to 65°F
- Humidity: 47% to 75%
- Wind Speed: 8 mph to 12 mph