Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon | Sports & Recreation
Expect road closures on Sunday as runners discover Atlanta one mile at a time at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The 26.2 mile urban course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station taking participants on a tour of Atlanta past well-known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods such as Georgia Tech, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Center, Piedmont Park, Buckhead and the famous Peachtree Road.
Below are some important resources for spectators and residents / businesses located along the course.
If you would like to cheer on the runners, then below are suggested areas to come out and cheer:
Start / Finish Area
The Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay starts and finishes at Atlantic Station. The post-race area is located at 20th Street and Fowler Street and is the perfect place to watch your family member or friend finish the race, and then celebrate with them after! Live music will be provided courtesy of the band Showdown from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the awards stage in the post-race area.
Spectators can cheer on runners and walkers as they run past Oakland Cemetery on Memorial Drive, making their way to Mile 9. A Halloween DJ will be near located near Oakland Cemetery, so come on out to cheer on the runners and enjoy some spooky tunes!
Cheer on runners and walkers as they run down N Highland Avenue through the Inman Park neighborhood. This is the the halfway point of the race, so participants will appreciate the encouragement. Inman Park is perfect place to grab brunch at one of the many restaurants with outdoor patios and cheer on the runners as they pass by!
Runners will come down N Highland Avenue from Inman Park and into the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. From N Highland participants will turn onto Virginia Avenue and then Park Drive. The Virginia Highland neighborhood is another great place to grab breakfast or brunch on an outdoor patio, while cheering on the runners as they run by!
Support Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay participants as they work their way through Piedmont Park. Runners hit Mile 16 on 14th Street just outside of the park and head through Mile 17 on Piedmont Avenue after running trough the park.
If you have run the AJC Peachtree Road Race, then you know nothing is more motivating than having spectators cheering you on as you conquer Cardiac Hill. Runners turn onto Peachtree Street from Lindbergh Drive right before they hit Mile 23. The last several miles are always the toughest, so come on out and cheer on the runners as they run down Peachtree Street!