Georgia > Allstate Atlanta 13.1 Marathon & 5K
Atlanta, GA • Sunday, October 6, 2013 • Course Map • Series Calendar
Set for its 5th annual running in the fall of 2013 -- during what is
usually one of the Atlanta metro area's mildest and most
pleasant-weather months -- the Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 Marathon takes runners and
walkers on a hilly, tree-lined course through the residential
neighborhoods around the city's Brookhaven district.
The race is one of the final running events of the year in a series of eight "13.1
Marathon"-themed race events across the country -- there are also races in Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Chicago, Miami Beach, Boston and Fort Lauderdale, from January through November -- the Atlanta race
includes a half marathon and a 5K race, both of which are open to
runners as well as walkers, provided they complete the 13.1 miles
within the 3 1/2-hour time limit.
The out-and-back loop course for the race starts and finishes in Town Brookhaven, a mixed-use residential and retail development along Peachtree Road, just down the street from the
campus of Atlanta's Oglethorpe University, a liberal arts university
that serves about 1,000 students and is known around the city for the
majestic stone facade of its athletic stadium, which is visible from
From there, the race route passes by the campus and
past Peachtree Golf Course, and takes runners on some challenging hills
through one of north Atlanta's most beautiful neighborhoods, filled
with stately mansions looking out over neatly manicured lawns and
Runners will definitely need to be ready to run a hilly race at this
event, and the biggest changes in elevation occur between the mile 4
and 5 markers, and then again between mile markers 9 and 11. The last
few miles of the race take runners both through Blackburn Park and then
past the golf course, on the way back to the finish line in the Town Brookhaven development.
Nearly 3,000 runners crossed the finish line in both the half marathon and 5K combined at the race's 2012 running, including just over 2,800 finishers in the half marathon alone. The scheduled starting time for the 2013 race is 7:00 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
The fall season brings typically cooler and drier weather conditions to the Atlanta area, after summers that can often be very hot and humid. In October, average monthly temperatures range between 73°F and 53°F, while rainfall amounts average just over 3.1 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Oct. 6), the average high is 76°F and the average low is 57°F.
View the race route map for the Atlanta 13.1 Marathon
$60 for the half marathon, if registered by April 4, 2013
$65 between April 5 - July 4
$70 between July 5 - August 22
$85 between Aug. 23 - September 29
$95 between Sept. 30 - October 2
$100 between Oct. 3 - 6
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2013 running of the 13.1 Atlanta Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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