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Classic City Marathon, Athena Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay

Sat January 25, 2025 Athens, GA 30601 US Directions

Events

Classic City Marathon

$110 7:30AM EST Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Athena Half Marathon

$75 7:30AM EST Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Marathon Relay Team (2 - 4 people per team)

$220 7:30AM EST Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Greek Life Marathon Relay Team (2 - 4 people per team)

$220 7:30AM EST Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Fitness Center Marathon Relay Team (2 - 4 people per team)

$220 7:30AM EST Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

300 North Thomas Street
Classic Center
Athens, GA US 30601

Description

Run our Classic City! We present to you a beautiful marathon, half marathon, and a 2 - 4 person marathon relay. All of our races are carefully crafted by runners.

For more information about this great event visit classiccitymarathon.com

Entry Fee and Registration

Participants in the Marathon must be age 14 or over and Half Marathon must be age 10 or over.

May 1, 2024 - July 31 2024

Marathon:  $110
Half Marathon:  $75
Marathon Relay Team:  $220, paid in full by first team member

August 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024

Marathon:  $125
Half Marathon:  $95
Marathon Relay Team:  $240, paid in full by first team member

November 1, 2024 - January 24, 2025

Marathon: $140
Half Marathon:  $115
Marathon Relay Team:  $260, paid in full by first team member

Friday, January 24    Expo Registration and Packet Pickup (Location and Time TBD)
Registration will be available only for the events that are not sold out.

Marathon:  $150
Half Marathon:  $120
Marathon Relay Team:  $280, paid in full by first team member

All participants registered by 11/01/24 are guaranteed a shirt in their size.  Registrations after 11/01/24 will receive a shirt while supplies last. 

 

Registration Protection through REGSHIELD

Are you excited about this upcoming event?   But what will happen if an  unexpected circumstance happens? RegShield lends peace of mind by reimbursing the cost of your registration price, should you be unable to attend the event due to several covered reasons including accident, illness and family emergency. 

RegShield Insurance may be purchased during checkout.

For more information on RegShield Insurance please visit https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000133083-what-is-protecht-regshield-

Marathon Relay Teams

Not everyone wants to run a marathon.  One way for people to be a part of the marathon experience without making the huge leap is through a marathon relay.  So, what is a marathon relay exactly? Like a marathon, a marathon relay is an event that covers 26.2 miles of distance. But instead of you running all of those miles by yourself, each runner on your team will only run a portion of the marathon, but in aggregate, the team will run 26.2 miles.  

There will be three exchange points along the course where runners will transfer a race belt containing a race bib with timing chip attached. Runners participating in the relay are encouraged to create a team sash so that they may be identified as relay participants (and for team spirit!). More details will be crafted in the weeks to come, but trust us, this going to be a really fun way to experience the course!!!

We have three types of Relay Teams

  • Marathon Relay Team:  Any group of two to four people can come together to make a Marathon Relay Team. 

  • Greek Life Marathon Relay Team:  Are you part of a Greek Life organization?  Get two to four people together, dress up in your best Greek outfit and come run a Marathon with us!

  • Fitness Center Marathon Relay Team:  Calling all gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, kickboxing arenas, flying trapeze troops, pickle ball clubs, pilates pals, masters swimmers, cross fitters, and orange theorists! This relay is a chance for you and up to four of your training buddies to put your fitness to the test and compete on behalf of your gym against other fitness enthusiasts from other gyms! The fitness center with the fastest team and the one with the most number of teams entered will each win a special award (on top of bragging rights, and what could be better than that!) 

 

Wild Rumpus Participants

Wanna add some spice to your Classic City experience? Participate as a Wild Rumpus runner.  What does this mean?  The Wild Rumpus is an annual Halloween parade and spectacle in Athens, GA that champions creativity, community and self expression. We invite runners to participate in the marathon, half marathon or relay experience wearing imaginative costumes or engaging in a dynamic performance.  Would you like to beat a Guinness World Record?  How about trying to be the fastest marathon runner while juggling, or balancing a pineapple on your head or running in a Spiderman costume? Check out the Guinness World Record website to learn more about how to break a record.  https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/showcase/marathons

 

When you register for Classic City Marathon, Athena Half Marathon or Classic City Relay make sure to answer the pull down questions regarding your participation as a Wild Rumpus Runner.

Awards and Goodies

Finisher Medals: Half Marathon / Marathon / Marathon Relay finishers will receive an awesome Finisher Medal. 
In the interest of environmental friendliness and sustainability, runners may opt out of receiving a Finisher's Medal during the registration process. 

Awards will be presented in the following categories for both races:

Top 3 Overall Male / Female 

Top 3 Overall Masters Male / Female (40 yrs+)

Top 3 Overall GrandMasters Male / Female (50 yrs+)

Top 3 Overall non-binary

1st, 2nd, 3rd place Male and Female in the following age groups:

10 - 19 (Half Marathon)
14 - 19 (Marathon)
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70+

Relay Team Awards

Top 3 Overall Marathon Relay Teams

Top Overall Greek Life Relay Team

Top Overall Fitness Center Relay Team

 

Course and Timing

If you have never run in Athens, GA you are in for a treat.  Athens is called "the city on the hill".  Leaving Athens is downhill.  Returning to Athens is uphill.  And for your running pleasure there are a few hills sprinkled into the course!

Race course will remain open for 6-hours with full support.  After 6-hours all participants will be asked to move to the sidewalk where available.  Finish line will remain open for 7-hours.

HALF MARATHON COURSE STRAVA

HALF MARATHON COURSE GARMIN CONNECT

MARATHON COURSE STRAVA

HALF MARATHON COURSE GARMIN CONNECT

Event Schedule

Friday, January 24,  2025

CLASSIC CITY EXPO
To be Determined

Packet pickup and last minute registration for events that have not sold out will be available at the Expo along with lots of great vendors.

 

Saturday, January 25, 2025

Starting line is at 140 West Hancock Ave.
Race Start Time:  7:30AM
Packet Pickup, Gear Check and Restrooms will be available at the Classic Center (a short walk from the Starting Line) and Porta Johns at the Start area.

Do You Need a Hotel Room?

The Athens Housing Bureau has reserved blocks of rooms at several in town hotels.  Use this LINK to find the perfect room for you to complete your stay in Athens, Georgia while participating in the Classic City Marathon!

Weather

What's the weather in Athens, GA in January?  Daily high temperatures are around 58°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 74°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 53°F. Daily low temperatures are around 38°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 54°F.

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