The Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon & 5K will be an annual event that will kick off the Halloween season! The event will Start at Piedmont Park, Charles Allen Drive off of 10th Street. We encourage for everyone to be eco friendly and either car pool or take MARTA, which is the 10th Street Station!
The Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon & 5K is a costume and Halloween themed event that adds a unique twist to the traditional half marathon & 5K event. Many of the runners & walkers tackle the 13.1 or 5K courses decked out in full costume! Some of the more popular costume themes that we have seen include: Superhero, Villain, Scary, Funny, and HUH? (for those uncategorizable costumes!) It is not mandatory to run in costume; but we recommend that you do! In our experience the runners and walkers that participate in groups and in costume seem to have more fun! Awards will be presented to the Top 3 in each Age Group category. There will also be prizes for participants with costumes that stand out!
We cannot guarantee that you will achieve your personal best time, but we will ensure that you have a good time! All finishers receive a signature Halloween themed medal. Our event is known for its top notch medals!
BRING US YOUR SNEAKERS! We’re collecting gently worn, used and new athletic shoes to not only help raise money for our local schools, but to help developing nations, like Haiti, who can sell the sneakers in their local communities to support their families and help lift them out of poverty. For millions, walking is their only mode of transportation to get to and from work, school or any place. All you have to do is clean out your closet of those athletic shoes you no longer wear, but are still in good condition and bring them to the packet pick-up area race morning at the start/finish.
Covid Safety Measures
Based on the guidelines provided by the CDC and government officials, we are adhering to specific policies to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers and staff.
*Participants who have received the COVID-19 vaccination will not be required to wear a mask.
*Participants who are not vaccinated should wear a mask while not running or walking.
*ALL Participants should bring their own hydration and hydration systems for the course. There will be 4 water stations on the course.
*Everyone should maintain social distancing throughout the event.
Safety is always our number one concern. Therefore, we ask that everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, practice safe social distancing and wear masks.
Our Race Crew will be wearing masks during the event.
Thank you for helping in ensuring the safety of us all as we continue to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19!
As we have had to make changes and provisions in our lives due to the Pandemic, we ask that you Please bring your own hydration and hydration systems. We will have 4 water stops on the Half Marathon course to replenish along with electrolytes. We are proud to announce that Century 21 is back to provide water at the finish area!
Sunday October 31, 2021
- Half Marathon: 8:00 am
- 5K Run: 8:15 am
- Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
- Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
- You must be at least 13 years old to participate in the half marathon.
- You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a half marathon
- You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
- Race numbers are required to participate
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Course Time Limits
The half marathon course has a 4-hour time limit (18-minute mile pace). The 5K course will have a 1-hour time limit.
Gear check will be available at the Start/Finish.
Overall awards will be presented to first second and third place male and female winners for the Half Marathon & 5K.
Age group awards will be presented in all divisions, to the first place male and female winner only for both the Half Marathon & 5K. And of course will have costume prizes.
Awards will be determined in accordance with USATF Rules. Overall awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your Net Time.
2021 Medal & T-Shirt