AthHalf Half Marathon

Sunday, October 22, 2023 • Athens, GA • Course Map

Set for its 14th annual running this fall, the “AthHalf” Half Marathon takes runners on a tour of the campus of the University of Georgia, the home of the Georgia Bulldogs football team, as well as around the streets of this city nestled in the hills of northeastern Georgia.

Organized to show off this archetypal college town’s unique architecture, neighborhoods and the rolling green spaces of the university, in past years the race has started on Washington Street near City Hall.

Much of the course for the race unfolds through downtown Athens, much of the university campus and through Athens’s famous Five Points area, where organizers say you’re likely to see plenty of spectators out cheering you on as they enjoy their morning coffee.

The home stretch of the race is its real reward, especially for anyone in the field who’s a football fan — which will likely be many of them — as the final mile features a lap around the field inside Sanford Stadium, before runners cross the finish line next door in the parking lot of the Tate Student Center.

In addition to Sunday’s half marathon, the race also hosts a 5K on Saturday, which will start at 2:30 p.m.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the northeastern part of the state, just over 70 miles east of Atlanta, Athens typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in October, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 24°F (in 1952) and as high as 98°F (in 1954).

  • Oct. 22 average low temp: 48ºF
  • Oct. 22 average high temp: 71ºF

Course Map

See the race route map for the AthHalf Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:30 AM

Course Time Limit

4 hours


  • $60 – $90 for the half marathon
  • $30 for the 5K
  • $45 for the virtual half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the AthHalf Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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1 comment… add one
  • Mark Stephens May 23, 2016, 9:37 pm

    Can you get a paper application? Don’t want to pay with a credit card.


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