Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon
The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon hosts more than 16,000 runners and heads through some of the most noteworthy and historic areas in greater Atlanta, including Piedmont Park, and the start and finish area in Centennial Olympic Park!
The Publix Georgia Marathon is a true showcase of historic Atlanta, beautiful Decatur and all of the neighborhoods in between. 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.
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 and through the Druid Hills neighborhood past the house featured in the movie “Driving Miss Daisy.” Marathon participants enter Piedmont Park through the Park Dr. bridge and exit on 12th Street, run through the Midtown neighborhood on 12th St. and Spring 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.