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Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Set for Sunday, March 18

Marathon and Half Marathon to start and finish at Centennial Olympic Park with 27 days to Go, Still Time for Runners to Register
ATLANTA – February 21, 2012:  More than 18,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of Atlanta for the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 7 a.m.  The race course will travel through metro Atlanta’s most interesting and historic areas including the Sweet Auburn District, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highland and Midtown.  Along the way, runners will pass landmarks including the King Historic Site, Carter Center, four college campuses and Piedmont Park.
Sunday’s events will feature 19 hydration stations providing water, Gatorade and encouragement to participants along the course.  Runners will also experience several cheering stations to keep their spirits high as they push to the finish line.  As part of the entertainment lineup, local 70s cover band Yacht Rock Revue will be performing on the main stage in the finish line festival.
Additional races during the weekend include the Cuties Luckie 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, March 17, 2012, beginning at 8 a.m.  The events will start and finish at Centennial Olympic Park and run through downtown’s Luckie Marietta District.  Participants can sign up online at www.georgiamarathon.com.
Publix Georgia Marathon race weekend will also provide enthusiasts a chance to receive health and fitness tips and purchase running gear at the Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center Friday-Saturday, March 16-17.

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