The Course

A New Course and a 5K for 2017!

The AthHalf half marathon course will be all new on Sun., October 22nd! Due to Sanford Stadium construction impacting the previous course, we needed to make some changes for this year, but we’re so excited with our new course design! Runners will enjoy a gorgeous autumn-time run through downtown Athens, the UGA campus (Go Dawgs!), past Five Points where energetic spectators flock and cheer as they drink their morning coffee, past the “Pumpkin Patch Church” and the gorgeous Greek houses, and of course through the historic Cobbham and Boulevard neighborhoods. And in AthHalf tradition, we’ll have live music throughout the course to keep you energized and having fun!

And we’ve seen them…your family and friends at the finish line cheering you on who think you’re nuts for running 13.1 miles while most of the city is still in their pj’s. They’re out there cheering for you and we love them for it, but we know they want to be part of the AthHalf fun as well. So, we’re adding a 5K in 2017! The 5K will take place on Sat., Oct. 21st as part of the AthHalf Health and Fitness Expo. You’ll be at the Expo anyway to pick-up your race packet, so you might as well run a 5K to loosen up while you’re there, right?! Bring your family and friends to run it too so they can enjoy the fun and spirit of the AthHalf community. The 5K will be a 3.1 mile loop that begins and ends at the Expo location.

We’re waiting on final approval for our half marathon and 5K courses, but as soon as we have it, we’ll get the course map and elevation map on this page.

Time Limits

The half marathon course has a four-hour time limit. All runners must be able to complete the course within four hours.

The 5K has a one-hour time limit. All runners must be able to complete the course within one hour.

Runner Support

Runners will be well supported on the course with hydration stations, cheering fans, live music (half marathon only), and lots of fun.

Weather

The AthHalf Half Marathon and 5K are scheduled during prime fall weather! In October, average monthly temperatures range between 50°F and 76°F, while rainfall totals average around just 3.2 inches for the month.

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