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Center Parc Stadium

755 Hank Aaron Dr. SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

For driving directions, click here


5:45 a.m. - Will Call number pickup opens

7:15 a.m. - 5K start

7:38 a.m. - 5K start line closes

7:43 a.m. - Wheelchair Half Marathon start

7:45 a.m. - Half Marathon start

8:30 a.m. - Half Marathon start line closes

8:40 a.m. - Mile start

9:03 a.m. - 5K course closes

9:15 a.m. - Will Call number pickup closes

9:15 a.m. - Dash start

12:00 p.m. - Half Marathon course closes


1.    Park: Parking at the Georgia State Stadium in the Gold, Orange, Green, Blue, Red, Grey and Yellow lots is FREE to all participants on race morning.

2.    Make your way to the start: The 2021 Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K & Mile start line is located on Hank Aaron Drive. The path to the start will be clearly marked with "To Start" signage and volunteers to direct you.  

3.    Report to the starting line: Participants are asked to arrive to the start line 5-10 minutes prior to their scheduled time slot and enter the start area from the intersection of Hank Aaron Drive and Georgia Avenue.

4.    Arrive at the start line prior to the following closing times; 7:30 a.m. for the 5K, 8:25 a.m. for the Half Marathon. and 8:40 a.m. for the Mile. Any participants arriving after the start line closes will not receive a time and be unable to run or walk on the streets due to safety concerns. 


Free parking (map linked here) is available but we strongly encourage all participants carpool and arrive by 6:00 a.m. Parking is drastically reduced this year due to construction. 


FROM THE SOUTH: Take exit #246-Fulton St.  On the exit ramp follow the signs to Fulton St. /Zoo Atlanta. Turn right onto Fulton St. and right into Blue Lot 



  • Option 1. Take Exit #248-A-Martin Luther King Dr. /State Capitol. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Dr. Proceed on Martin Luther King Dr. and turn left onto Pryor St. Proceed on Pryor St and turn left Ralph David Abernathy. Turn left onto Pollard Blvd.  to access Green and Blue Lots 
  • Option 2. Take Exit # 246 – Fulton St. Turn left onto Fulton St. Turn right into Blue Lot OR turn right onto Fulton St, left onto Pryor St, left onto Ralph David Abernathy, left onto Pollard Blvd. to access Green and Blue Lots  


FROM THE EAST:  Take Exit #58-B-Hill St. Turn left onto Hill St. Turn right onto Glenwood. Glenwood becomes Fulton St. Turn left into Orange lot or left onto Fraser and into Orange or Gold Lot 


FROM THE WEST:  Take Exit #56-B-Windsor St. /Spring St. Turn Right onto Windsor St. Turn left onto Ralph David Abernathy, turn left Central Ave to access Red, Yellow and Brown lots or continue on Ralph David Abernathy and turn right into Grey lot after you cross over Central Ave.  

Additional parking can be found around the Capitol and at the intersection of Capitol Ave and Memorial Dr, applicable parking rates apply.  


Based on the guidelines found here, Atlanta Track Club has adopted the following policies to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers, and staff. Atlanta Track Club reserves the right to ask anyone in attendance to leave the venue should they not comply.

  • Attendees who have received the COVID-19 vaccination are not requested to wear a mask.
  • Attendees who are not vaccinated are requested to wear a mask while not running or walking
  • All participants to bring their own hydration on the course. Refill stations are available on course.
  • Attendees are requested to maintain social distancing throughout the duration of the event.

To reduce the risk of being infected with COVID variants and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Ton of Clothing Drive
Help us collect a ton (literally) of clothing on race day! We are teaming up with Atlanta Mission for the Ton of Clothing Drive. Layer up to stay warm, then donate by shedding your clothes before you head out to race.
10% Off with Black Bean Coffee
Sip a brew on Thanksgiving morning before or after you race with our friends at Black Bean Coffee. They'll be onsite giving 10% off to race participants.