If you’re chasing that runner’s high, get your endorphins pumping at the Publix Atlanta Marathon. Experience this relatively new course in one of the Southeast’s largest cities. Run after your fastest time alongside athletes from around the world. This annual marathon allows you to take in the sights of the city, from stretches of streets lined with skyscrapers and green city parks to fascinating architecture and historical monuments. Read on to learn more about this event. Then, look over our complimentary Travel Guide for more great suggestions to include in your itinerary.
About the Publix Atlanta Marathon
“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.”
— Emil Zátopek, long-distance runner and Olympic gold medalist
Time and Place
The Publix Atlanta Marathon occurs in March and starts and ends at Centennial Olympic Park.
Running the course takes you past some of Atlanta’s most notable stadiums, monuments, and neighborhoods, such as:
- Georgia State University
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
- Edgewood Avenue
- Inman Park
- Little Five Points
- Virginia Highlands
- Piedmont Park
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- The Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- The 1996 Olympic Rings (one of three Olympic sites in Atlanta)
- Grant Park/Zoo Atlanta
- The Georgia State Capitol
- Oakland Cemetery (one of our Top 5 Historical Landmarks in Atlanta)
- And, of course, through Centennial Olympic Park
You can run the full marathon (26.2 mi), the half marathon (13.1 mi), or a 5K. Age limits for each event are as follows:
- Marathon: ages 18 and older
- Half Marathon: ages 14 and older
- 5K: ages 8 and older
Register to Run
When to Register
Registration for the marathon ends in February, depending on the event you choose to enter. Be sure to register early so that you don’t miss out on the fun! All who enter receive complimentary swag such as T-shirts and medals. You can pick up your race number in advance, or pre-purchase will call pick-up the morning of the race.
Stay in Sophisticated Accommodations in Midtown Atlanta
Come for the Publix Atlanta Marathon and stay for the city’s countless attractions. Whether you’re a foodie, art enthusiast, or history buff, you’ll find so many exciting things to do. Make the most of your visit when you stay with us in Midtown Atlanta and be sure to secure your lodging early before our rooms fill up! Choose between eight stylish rooms and suites, each thoughtfully equipped with luxurious amenities to ensure that your stay is one to remember for a lifetime.
Consider The Farnsworth for your stay. Revel in the Hollywood glamour of this upscale room, featuring a working fireplace, queen-sized bed, and step-in closet. You might also enjoy the comforts of the contemporary bathroom, which boasts a walk-in shower, custom marble flooring, and a heated towel rack. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast each morning. Grace, one of our general managers, can even prepare a healthy, to-go snack before your run!
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