Georgia > Atlanta Half Marathon & Thanksgiving Day 5K
Atlanta, GA • Thursday, November 28, 2013 • Course Map
Along with its July 4th Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta's Thanksgiving Day half-marathon is the granddaddy of the now-long list of road running events in Georgia, and celebrates its 32nd annual running this year. Both the half-marathon and the 5K take runners along a course that retraces a number of the steps of the marathon route used for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, which offers numerous challenging hills through Atlanta's city streets.
The starting line for the half marathon begins along Hank Aaron Drive in the shadow of Turner Field, where runners gathering a the starting line will be able to see a tremendous blown-up photograph of the ball that "Hammerin'" Hank Aaron hit to notch his 715th career home run and become the then-all-time home run leader in Major League Baseball.
The course then winds through the city's Midtown and downtown areas, passing by historic sights like the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, the Gold Dome state capitol building and the finish line at Turner Field, home of professional baseball's Atlanta Braves. More than 12,000 runners crossed the finish line in both races combined in 2012, including more than 7,000 finishers in the half marathon alone. For the 2013 race, the scheduled starting time is 7:30 AM.
Weather & Climate
Located in central northern Georgia, about 140 miles west of Augusta and roughly 145 miles east of Birmingham, Ala., Atlanta typically sees November temperatures that average between 44°F and 63°F, while rainfall totals average just over 4 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Nov. 28), the average low is 40°F and the average high is 59°F.
View the race route map for the Atlanta Half Marathon
$65 for the half marathon, if registered by August 31, 2013
$75 between September 1 - October 31
$85 between November 1 - 24
$95 at the race expo on Nov. 26 - 27
To reserve your spot in the fall 2013 running of the Atlanta Half Marathon or Thanksgiving Day 5K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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