March 4, 2017
SNICKERS® Marathon and Half Marathon

A Top Ten Boston Marathon Qualifier

Course Information

The courses of the SNICKERS® Marathon & Half Marathon are certified to USATF standards and can therefore be used to establish qualification times for other events. Certification numbers for the Marathon: GA07003WC / Half Marathon: GA07002WC.

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Marathon Course Map Preview

Half Marathon Course Map Preview

*Note: Mileage on maps are not exact due to parts of course being on trails.*

Marathon Course Turn-by-Turn Description

  • The race will travel north in the right hand lane on Front Street to Oglethorpe. 
  • Turn right on Oglethorpe. 
  • Turn right on College Drive into Albany State University 
  • Turn left before the parking lot and travel behind Wiley Residence Hall. 
  • Turn right in front of Library and travel next to the athletic fields. 
  • Turn left on Radium Springs Road and merge into the far right lane. 
  • Turn right on Sands Drive. 
  • Turn left on Oglethorpe Blvd. and move to far right hand lane. 
  • Turn right on Monroe and travel in the far left lane. 
  • Turn left on Pine Avenue and travel west in the far left hand lane. 
  • Turn left on Gillionville and runners will be in the far left hand lane. 
  • Turn left on Meadowlark. 
  • Turn right on the back road next to Maintenance Bldg. 
  • Turn left to continue on Loop Road around the back of campus. 
  • Turn left on Gillionville and run in the far left lane. 
  • Turn right on Weymouth. 
  • Turn left on East Doublegate. 
  • Turn right on Old Dawson Road and run in the right lane. 
  • Turn right on East Doublegate. 
  • Turn left on Club Drive. 
  • Turn left on East Alberson. 
  • Turn right on Wexford Drive. 
  • Turn right on Devon Drive. 
  • Turn left on Westgate and run in the far right lane. 
  • Turn right on Hanover. 
  • Turn left on Kenilworth. 
  • Turn a soft right on Lakeridge and travel around Lake Loretta. 
  • Turn right on Pineknoll. 
  • Turn left on Greenwood. 
  • Turn left on Valley. 
  • Turn right on Hilltop. 
  • Turn right on Stuart and run in the right lane. 
  • Turn right on Homewood. 
  • Turn left on Whispering Pines and travel in the right hand lane. 
  • Cross Slappey (soft right) and turn left on 14th Avenue. 
  • Turn right on Palmyra and travel in the right hand lane. 
  • Turn right on 9th Avenue. 
  • Turn left on N. Davis. 
  • Turn left on 7th and run around Rawson Circle to the second 6th Avenue intersection. 
  • Turn left on 6th Ave. 
  • Turn left on Cleveland. 
  • Turn left on 5th Ave. 
  • Turn right on Harding. 
  • Turn left on 3rd and run in the left lane around the limesink towards Monroe. 
  • Turn left on Monroe. 
  • Turn right on 5th Avenue. 
  • Turn right on Washington. 
  • Turn left on Roosevelt. 
  • Run through Thronateeska Breezeway. 
  • Turn right and go out the back down the RiverFront Walk. 
  • Finish at RiverFront Park. 

Half Marathon Course Turn-by-Turn Description

  • The race will travel north in the left lane on Front Street to Oglethorpe. 
  • Turn left on Oglethorpe. 
  • Turn right on Monroe and travel in the far left lane. 
  • Turn left on Pine Avenue and travel west in the far left hand lane. 
  • Turn left on Gillionville and runners will be in the far left hand lane. 
  • Turn right on Dalewood. 
  • Turn soft left on Lullwater. 
  • Turn right on Forest Glen Drive. 
  • Turn left on West Lakeridge Drive. 
  • Turn right on Summit. 
  • Turn right on East Lakeridge Drive. 
  • Turn left on Forest Glen Drive. 
  • Turn right on Pineknoll. 
  • Turn left on Greenwood and cross Dawson Road. 
  • Turn left on Valley. 
  • Turn right on Hilltop and continue around passing Pearl Ave. 
  • Turn left on Hiltop 
  • Turn right on Stuart and travel in the right lane. 
  • Turn right on Homewood. 
  • Turn left on Whispering Pines and travel in the right hand lane. 
  • Cross Slappey (soft right) and turn left 14th Avenue. 
  • Turn right on Palmyra and travel in the right hand lane. 
  • Turn right on 9th Avenue. 
  • Turn left on N. Davis. 
  • Turn left on 7th and run around Rawson Circle to the second 6th Ave. intersection. 
  • Turn left on 6th Ave. 
  • Turn left on Cleveland.Turn left on 5th Ave. 
  • Turn right on Harding. 
  • Turn left on 3rd and run in the left lane around the limesink towards Monroe. 
  • Turn left on Monroe. 
  • Turn right on 5th Avenue. 
  • Turn right on Washington. 
  • Turn left on Roosevelt. 
  • Run through Thronateeska Breezeway. 
  • Turn right and go out the back down the RiverFront Walk. 
  • Finish at RiverFront Park. 

FAQ

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1.       Where are the start and finish lines? 

The starting line is next to the Albany Civic Center on Front Street. The finish line is behind the Albany Welcome Center and just down the RiverWalk from the start line.

 

2.       What time does the race start?

Wheel/Crank Chairs start at 6:45; Marathon and ½ Marathon start at 7am.

 

3.       Where should I park?

Parking is available in the east rear parking lot of the Albany Civic Center on Front Street next to the start line.

 

4.       Is there a gear check for my belongings?

Gear check trailer is at the start line Saturday morning Your gear will be available just past the finish line when you finish the race.  Please do not drop any personal belongings on the course as we can not guaranteetheir return.

 

5.       When & where are the awards presented, and who gets an award?

The awards ceremony is on the Horace King Overlook behind the Albany Welcome Center on Front Street and just up from the finish line.  The awards will be awarded as the winners finish and the times are calculated. This will approximately begin at 10 AM and continue throughout the race.  Age category awards will be presented to the top three in each age category as well as the overall winners from each race.

 

6.       Where is my timing chip?

Your timing tag is attached to your race number and should remain there. Make sure your number is visible at all times during the race—covering it up could prevent the chip from functioning properly.  

 

7.       Where can I eat pasta before the race?

There will be a pasta dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn from 5:00PM-8:00PM. If you’ve already paid, your name will be on a list by the door (no ticket is needed). Cost $15.

 

8.       Where can I meet up with my family after my race?

There will be a designated area for all spectators, friends and family behind the Albany Welcome Center just up from the finish line.

 

9.       Where are the water stations and restrooms?

There will be water and restrooms available at the start line.  Restrooms and Aid Stations with water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade,  will be available almost every two miles on the course.  Fruit will be available around mile 8 through to the finish, and Hammer Gels will be available at miles 8, the halfway point, 18 and 23 on the marathon course. 

 

10.  How can I get up to date information about the Marathon?

Download the Albany Marathon App available in the app store. Tweet us @AlbanyMarathon and share photos on instragram at @snickers_marathon. We love to hear of each runner’s story and visit here in Albany.

 

11.  What else can my family do while in town for the weekend?

 

In addition to the Albany Marathon festivities, The Mardi Gras Street Festival will kick off at 10AM and will run until 6pm. Price is five dollars; children ten years old and under free. Runners will have a free ticket in the race packet. To see all the attractions, restaurants and shopping that Albany offers, download the Visit Albany GA app. Share you stay with us through twitter @VisitAlbanyGA and on instagram at VisitAlbanyGA! 

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