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AthHalf Half Marathon & 5K
October 20-21, 2018

AthHalf Half Marathon • Sunday, October 21, 2018

AthHalf 5K • Saturday, October 20, 2018

AthHalf 2018 is the 9th annual half marathon fundraiser for AthFest Educates, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting high-quality music and arts education programs for youth in Athens-Clarke County. The course highlights Athens's vibrant downtown, beautiful historic buildings, University of Georgia campus and the world-renowned music scene.

On Saturday October 20, 2018, there will be a Health and Fitness Expo from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM located at the Classic Center on Thomas Street in Athens. The AthHalf 5K will also take place during the race expo on October 20 at 2:30 pm.

The half marathon will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2018 starting at 7:30 am. The starting point of the half marathon is in downtown Athens. The race will wind through downtown Athens, beautiful historic neighborhoods, and the University of Georgia campus. The race features all the sights that America’s #1 College Town has to offer in 13.1 miles. This race benefits AthFest Educates, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting music and arts education in Athens, Georgia.

Registration fees

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
    1. $60.00
      Apr 1 – May 31
    2. $70.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 31
    3. $80.00
      Aug 1 – Sep 30
    4. $90.00
      Oct 1 – Oct 17

Half Marathon & 5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $85.00
      Apr 1 – May 31
    2. $95.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 31
    3. $105.00
      Aug 1 – Sep 30
    4. $115.00
      Oct 1 – Oct 17

5K Closed

Children 10 and under receive a $10 discount which auto applies at checkout. There will be a $5 discount for participants who register for both the half marathon and 5K.

  1. $30.00
    Apr 1 - Oct 17

Virtual Half Marathon Closed

  1. $45.00
    Apr 1 - Oct 17

Race Day Packet Pickup - Purchase if already registered and need to add on Race Day Packet Pickup Closed

This allows you to pick-up your bib and race shirt on Sunday, Oct. 22nd from 6:15 am - 7:15 am at the start line (Limited to 150 people)

  1. $15.00
    Apr 1 - Oct 17

AthHalf Named #1 College Town Race (

AthHalf Named #1 College Town Race ( 

Runners will enjoy a gorgeous autumn-time run through downtown Athens, the UGA campus (Go Dawgs!), past Five Points where energetic spectators flock and cheer as they drink their morning coffee, past the “Pumpkin Patch Church” and the gorgeous Greek houses, and of course through the historic Cobbham and Boulevard neighborhoods. And in AthHalf tradition, we’ll have live music throughout the course to keep you energized and having fun!.

Time Limit

The half marathon course has a four-hour time limit. All runners must be able to complete the course within four hours. The 5K has a one-hour time limit. All runners must be able to complete the course within 1 hour. 

Runner Support

Runners will be well supported on the course with hydration stations, cheering fans, live music, and lots of fun.


The AthHalf is scheduled during prime fall weather! In October, average monthly temperatures range between 76°F and 50°F, while rainfall totals average around just 3.2 inches for the mon

Medals and Shirts

All 5k and Half Marathon participants will receive race day t-shirts, and all half marathons finishers will receive medals. 

Event Schedule

  • October 20 12:00 PM EDT - 6:00 pm EDT – Half Marathon Packet Pickup

  • October 20 2:30 PM EDT - 5K Race Start

  • October 21 7:30 AM EDT - Half Marathon Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Athens-Clarke County City Hall, College Avenue, Athens, GA, United States

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