Traffic alert: Thanksgiving half marathon to close roads in Atlanta

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Traffic alert: Thanksgiving half marathon to close roads in Atlanta

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In a file photo, he Atlanta Track Club’s Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K takes participants on a 13.1 mile tour through the heart of Atlanta.

Battling Thanksgiving traffic is mainly a concern for travelers, but Atlanta residents should also be aware of potential congestion in the city. 

One event that will cause temporary street closures is the Atlanta Track Club’s Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K, which takes participants on a 13.1 mile tour through the heart of Atlanta. It runs from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.



The half marathon begins near the Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field) and passes by attractions such as Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park and Oakland Cemetery. 

The race will close lanes on busy roads such Juniper, Marietta and 14th streets. See the course map below, and you can check out a complete list of impacted roads here.

Traffic around Georgia State Stadium may also be increased on Saturday, as the university’s team plays Appalachian State there at 2 p.m.

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