Held February 27-29, America's Marathon Weekend Experience is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fans and spectators to engage with the athletes competing in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon and to bring together America's fastest with the participants in the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. Georgia World Congress Center will play host for the Experience, which will feature the fully programmed America's Marathon Weekend Stage presented by Georgia Aquarium, interactive booths with vendors of all kinds and number pickup for the Publix Atlanta Marathon. 

Experience Hours and Location:

Georgia World Congress Center, Hall A3

Thursday, February 27: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 29: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday February 29: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (This is exclusively for late number pickup for the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K)

Getting to America's Marathon Weekend Experience

MARTA is an excellent option for getting to the Experience. We highly recommend using the Dome-GWCC-Phillips Arena/CNN Station. Accessed from all blue and green lines, and one stop away from Five Points Station (which also services the red and gold lines), MARTA will bring you two blocks away from America's Marathon Weekend Experience. Click here for more info on getting around over the course of the weekend. 

Experience Schedule

Throughout the Experience, a main stage will provide a series of podcasts, panels and talks as part of the Running Talks Series Powered by Runner's World+.

Thursday, February 27

2:30 p.m. - Science of the Marathon

Hosted by Amby Burfoot

Featuring: Jared Ward, Michael Joyner, Holly Ortlund

Mile markers aren’t the only important numbers in a 26.2 mile race. Join Olympic marathoner Jared Ward and sports scientists Michael Joyner and Holly Ortlund as they discuss some of the data behind producing the world’s greatest performances. 

4:00 p.m. - USATF Olympic Team Trials - Marathon Official Press Conference

Watch some of the top contenders talk to the media just 36 hours before the race begins.

6:00 p.m. - Course Strategy – Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Hosted by Jeff Dengate and Amy Begley

From first-time marathoners to veteran runners, learn last-minute tips on how to have a fast, fun and memorable race day from Olympic Coach Amy Begley. Bring your questions!

Friday, February 28

10:15 a.m. - Ali On The Run: Live Podcast

Hosted by Ali Feller

Featuring: Sarah Cummings, Amanda Nurse, Kaitlin Goodman, Jenny Donnelly, Ladia Albertson-Junkans

Ali invites back some of her most popular guests to find out how their training went for the big race.

11:15 a.m. - Meet the 9-5ers

Hosted By Chris Chavez

Featuring: Matt McDonald, Alyssa Bloomquist, Ann Mazur, Duriel Hardy

For many Trials qualifiers, training is a second full-time job. Hear from four competitors who have found ways to run fast while being full-time workers and students.

12:15 p.m. - CTolle Run: Live Podcast

Hosted by Carrie Tollefson

Featuring: Gail Devers, John Godina, Paula Radcliffe

The 1996 Olympic Legacy lives on in Atlanta on America’s Marathon Weekend. Carrie talks to three legendary athletes from those Games - two of whom, Devers and Godina, will be racing in the Publix Atlanta Half Marathon.

1:15 p.m. - Women Run Running

Hosted by Mary Wittenberg

Featuring: Sally Bergesen, Alison Desir, Kara Goucher, Kara Finley 

There are more than 450 women in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon. Hear from some of the women who are leading the sport and paving the way for more women to fill important roles in the running industry.

2:00 p.m. - Tracktown meets Running City USA ProAm High Jump

Hosted by Lewis Johnson

America’s best high jumpers team up with the area’s best high school high jumpers in this pro-am women’s indoor competition.

3:15 p.m. - Matthew Futterman: Running to the Edge

Hosted by Kit Fox

New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman discusses his latest book, Running to the Edge, which profiles the life and career of legendary Coach Bob Larsen from UCLA to his coaching of Olympic medalists Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi.

4:00 p.m. - Tracktown meets Running City USA ProAm Shot Put

Hosted by Lewis Johnson

America’s best shot putters team up with the area’s best high school shot putters in this pro-am men’s indoor competition.

4:45 p.m. - MONDO FOOTSPEED Challenge

A track? In an expo? That's right. Don't miss the MONDO FOOTSPEED Challenge, where Atlanta's fastest sprinters will take to a 60m track to determine Atlanta’s fastest kid from Atlanta Public Schools.

5:15 p.m. - Legends of the Marathon

Hosted by Scott Douglas

Featuring: Meb Keflezighi, Deena Kastor

Two of the best marathoners in American history share their greatest marathon moments and the keys behind their global success.

6:15 p.m. - Beyond the Finish

Hosted by Jeff Dengate

Featuring: Brent and Kyle Pease

The namesakes of the Kyle Pease Foundation, Brent and Kyle, will be one of nearly 60 push-assist teams racing Sunday’s Publix Atlanta Half Marathon. Hear how they have trained for dozens of endurance races together and about their journey to become only the second push-assist duo in history to complete the Ironman World Championships.

7:15 p.m. - Course Strategy - Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Hosted by Jeff Dengate and Amy Begley

From first-time marathoners to veteran runners, learn last-minute tips on how to have a fast, fun and memorable race day from Olympic Coach Amy Begley. Bring your questions!

Saturday, February 29

9:00 a.m. - Course Strategy - Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Hosted by Jeff Dengate and Da'Rel Patterson

From first-time marathoners to veteran runners, learn last-minute tips on how to have a fast, fun and memorable race day. Bring your questions!

9:00 a.m. - MONDO FOOTSPEED Youth Challenge

MONDO FOOTSPEED Challenge take 2 - for the young ones.  As part of festivities around Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon Atlanta's we’ll test the speed of Atlanta’s next generation stars. 

Booths and Experiences

See below for a full map of the exhibitors on display at America's Marathon Weekend Experience!

And don't forget to celebrate Atlanta's Golden Moment and show your Running City USA pride with exclusive merchandise in the Running City USA space at the Experience. The Running City USA area will feature a variety of America’s Marathon Weekend and Running City USA branded merchandise, including quarter zips, hoodies, jackets, hats, backpacks, drinkware and other accessories.