AthHalf: AthHalf's Health and Fitness Expo and Half Marathon
- October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
- Recurring daily
- 7:30 AM
- Location: Expo at The Classic Center and race in Downtown Athens
- Price: Prices vary - see website; register early to save!
- Time: Starting: 7:30 AM
The AthHalf Expo begins October 21st from noon until 6:00 PM. The AthHalf race begins at 7:30 AM Oct 22.
The half marathon begins near City Hall and continues with a parade through the lively and historic downtown Athens! The run continues through the historic Cobbham neighborhood with lots of music and many excited spectators! Leaving Cobbham, you'll turn onto Milledge Avenue, a street known for its signature Greek houses.
Follow the music down Milledge all the way to Five Points, where spectators flock as they drink their morning coffee watching runners head into the wooded and picturesque Memorial Park and Bear Hollow Zoo. The 10k point is marked by the famous "Pumpkin Patch Church," which is gorgeous in the crisp fall.
Then continue down Milledge, past the UGA Golf Course and pecan grove, and enjoy the final 4 miles through UGA's beautiful autumn-time campus. Take your victory lap inside the iconic Sanford Stadium, home of the Dawgs, and dance your way across the finish line!
The finish line celebration will take place in the Tate Center West Lawn just a few hundred feet past the finish line. Volunteers and directional signs will be on hand to guide runners and their families to the West Lawn.
Can't be in Athens on October 9th? No problem, you can now run the AthHalf virtually! Virtual runners complete the on-line virtual registration, run a consecutive 13.1 mile distance anytime from their date of registration to October 21, 2017 and submit their times to the AthHalf race director. Please check website for additional information.