Cheer on Family and Friends
Whether you are coming out to support your friends and family who are running the Atlanta Marathon, 10 Mile, 5K or Kids' Fun Run, or just looking to support the runners, spectators are welcome all along the course. 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 events start and finish 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!
Spectators can cheer on runners and walkers as they run past Oakland Cemetery on Memorial Drive, making their way to Mile 9.
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 one of the nation's first garden suburbs and a 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 neighborhood Virginia Highland is the southeast's exciting dining, shopping and entertainment district. Grab a spot at a restaurant patio and cheer as the runners pass by!
Support Atlanta Marathon 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!