A True Southern Tradition! The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon will host more than 16,000 runners and head through the most noteworthy and historic areas in Atlanta.
Hotels Near The Marathon
Check our › list of hotels near the marathon, to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Stay at a good hotel to be fit at the starting line, and recover after the marathon!
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The Publix Georgia Half Marathon showcases the historic sites and intown neighborhoods of Atlanta. The staging area for the Start and Finish is in Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Start corrals are on Marietta Street adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. Participants run downtown through Georgia State University, by the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, over the Jackson Street bridge with a spectacular skyline view, and into the Martin Luther King Jr Historic District by the house where Dr. King was born.
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 neighborhood where the Half Marathon splits from the Marathon course. Participants pass through the Virginia-Highland neighborhood, run over the Park Dr bridge into Piedmont Park and exit on 10th Street, run through the Midtown neighborhood on 10th St and Juniper St, 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!