MEDIA ALERT: Thousands headed downtown this weekend for Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon; Road Closure Alert

March 19th, 2014

WHO:  Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Publix, the American Red Cross and approximately16,000 participants    

WHAT:  Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company is making final preparations for the eighth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon this weekend, when more than 16,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of Atlanta.

Publix Georgia Marathon race weekend will also provide enthusiasts a chance to receive health and fitness tips and purchase running gear at the Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center Friday-Saturday, March 21-22.

Additionally, the American Red Cross Metro Atlanta Chapter is kicking off its centennial anniversary celebration at the race, with a race team including more than 100 participants and volunteers. 

WHEN:  

Friday, March, 21, 2014

Noon-7 p.m.  Publix Georgia Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

Saturday, March 22, 2014

10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Publix Georgia Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

Sunday, March 23, 2014                  6:55 – Wheelchair Half Marathon

7:00  Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

7:30  Luckie 5K

8:45  Half Marathon Awards begin

10:30 Marathon Awards begin

WHERE: 

Georgia World Congress Center, Building A 2, Hall – Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

CNN Building/Omni Hotel – Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Starting Line and Luckie 5K

Centennial Olympic Park– Finish Line

MEDIA:  Media is allowed at the finish line for photos and interviews, but credentials will be necessary. Please sign up for credentials by emailing hbrochmann@hopebeckham.com.               

TRAFFIC:  Event officials have posted detailed information about the race course, each street on the course, road closures, suggested driving directions to various sections of the course, parking, and other pertinent logistical information. Please visit: http://www.usroadsports.com/Signature/Georgia/

click “Get Involved” then “Road Closures” or “Travel” then “Parking/Transportation” 

MARTA:  MARTA will provide early rail service beginning at 5 a.m. on race day.  Riding MARTA is encouraged as parking will be very limited. MARTA Breeze One-Way Fare Cards can be purchased at the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo. For more information on MARTA, visit www.itsmarta.com. 

PARKING:  Prepaid parking is available at the Red Deck of the Georgia World Congress Center. To pre-pay for parking visit http://www.usroadsports.com/Signature/Georgia/default.taf?_function=search.

Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company

MEDIA ALERT: Thousands headed downtown this weekend for Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon; Road Closure Alert

Contact Info

Lauren Flinn
952-229-7776
lflinn@lifetimefitness.com
http://www.eventsbylifetime.com

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