Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.5
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3
Crafted by runners. Welcome to Athens, Georgia; known as the “Classic City.” Since 1806, Athens has been the city of many starts. Public education started here, with the University of Georgia becoming the first land-grant institution. The B-52’s and REM both started their careers in venues across town. And garden … MORE
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L (°F)  47  29  31  36  36
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Recent reviews

    kgladfelter FIRST-TIMER '24

    For an Inaugural event the City of Athens Marathon was great. Worried about the hills but the course layout was excellent in minimizing any steep climbs. Sold out race, prepare … MORE

    For an Inaugural event the City of Athens Marathon was great. Worried about the hills but the course layout was excellent in minimizing any steep climbs. Sold out race, prepare to sign up quickly. Nice medal and wonderful tour through the city.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    carolriv64 FIRST-TIMER '24

    I was a little nervous signing up for an inaugural marathon but the race director answered any questions quickly before I hit the "purchase" button. all the logistics that a … MORE

    I was a little nervous signing up for an inaugural marathon but the race director answered any questions quickly before I hit the “purchase” button.
    all the logistics that a runner could want, were addressed with the planning of this event, 3 hotels gave runners discounts and all 3 were an easy walk to the start, finish, gear drop and expo. we lucked out with the weather.. breezy and 40 degrees was very nice. the day before was torrential rain and wind.
    the expo was very low key…. a few local vendors, but the race shirt was a long sleeve tech.
    race morning went off without a hitch. corrals separated estimated speeds. the course looked very hilly on paper, but I didn’t notice anything substantial until the last 5 miles ( my legs were pretty shot at that point)
    finishers medal was nice and we received a laurel wreath after crossing the finish line. I didn’t attend the post race event or food.
    volunteers were absolutely spectacular and numerous as were officers directing traffic and keeping us on course
    I would highly recommend this marathon for anyone looking for a smallish event (400 marathoners, 600 1/2..?). or any one looking for a scenic Georgia event . we ran in the university of Georgia campus, along bike paths and next to a river.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3
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