Publix Georgia Marathon Sunday Means Road Closures, Delays
More than 16,000 participants, 2,500 volunteers and 30,000 spectators will be along the course from downtown Atlanta to Decatur and back.
The 2014 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon is this Sunday, March 23, and there will be road closures and delays along the route as it weaves through the city between 7:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
More than 16,000 participants, 2,500 volunteers and 30,000 spectators will be along the course from downtown Atlanta to Decatur and back, including Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia State, MLK Historic Site, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, The Carter Center, Candler Park, Agnes Scott, Emory, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highland, Midtown, and Georgia Tech.
The following information is provided to help people who live, work, and worship near the course plan their drive on Sunday. With this information, you'll be able to see which roads will be impacted by the race and plan an alternate driving route to your destination to minimize traffic delays.
Check out the following topics for detailed information about the race course, each street on the course, suggested driving directions to various sections of the course, and other logistics information.
Traffic, Road Closure and No Parking Zones
Street List & Traffic Lanes
Course Map or see attached with this story.
Community Information FAQ's
MARTA Bus Reroute
Plan your Itinerary before Race Day – If you expect to drive near the race on race day, look at the Course Map and determine if your usual itinerary will encounter the race course during the street closure times on the Street List. If so, plan a different itinerary for race day, using the Traffic
Avoid Trying to Drive Across the Race Course – Plan your itinerary to avoid driving across closed lanes during the street closure times on the Street List. Instead, drive around the course or through one of the Access Points that cross the course, even if the driving distance is longer. Police and race officials will only allow non-emergency vehicles to cross the closed lanes when there are gaps in the race participants. There will be extended periods during the race when there are no gaps in the participants, so the best strategy is avoid trying to cross the race course.
If you Reside on a Street on the Course – The evening before the race, position your car in your driveway to face the street so you can drive forward into the street rather than back out. This will enable you to watch for gaps in the runners, watch the Police or race officials for directions, and exit your driveway more quickly when there is a gap.
On Race Day, Start Early and Allow Extra Time for your Travel - If you must arrive at your destination by a specific time, start early and allow additional travel time. Consider driving before the applicable roads close, even if that means you may arrive early at your destination."
or call the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon community phone number: 404-482-0426.