ATLANTA - With more than 16,000 participants expected to hit the streets of Atlanta for the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday several downtown area road closings have been announced between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Event officials have posted detailed information about the race course, each street on the course, suggested driving directions to various sections of the course and other pertinent logistical information.
Complete traffic and road closure information: www.georgiamarathon.com/PDF/2013PGMTrafficRoadClosureInformation.pdf
Street-by-street closures list: www.georgiamarathon.com/PDF/PublixGAMarathonStreetList2013.pdf
Course map: www.georgiamarathon.com/PDF/GaPublix_CourseMap2013.pdf
Scheduled events include a full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), wheelchair half marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles). All start and end at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. Start time is 6:55 a.m. for the wheelchair half marathon, 7 a.m. for the full marathon and half marathon and 7:30 a.m. for the 5K. The finish line closes at 2 p.m.
The race course will travel through metro Atlanta's most interesting and historic areas including the Sweet Auburn District, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highland and Midtown. Along the way, runners will pass landmarks including the King Historic Site, Carter Center, four college campuses and Piedmont Park.
MARTA will provide early rail service beginning at 5 a.m. on race day. Riding MARTA is encouraged as parking will be very limited.
Near Centennial Park - If you plan on driving to the start-finish area, please carpool and allow significant extra time to drive, park and walk to the start area. Participants are strongly encouraged to arrive downtown by 6 a.m. Five large parking decks are located in the vicinity of the start-finish area.
More information can be found at www.georgiamarathon.com.