The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend is named for U.S. Olympian, best-selling author and one of the country’s most recognized and celebrated experts on running, Jeff Galloway. In addition to the coveted Half Marathon course, the race weekend includes “Barb’s 5K, named after Jeff’s wife of 40 years, ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and the 5K and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo at the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown.
Now in its’s fifth year, the Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, Half Marathon and Barb’s 5K have quickly become must-attend staples in the running world as Atlanta prepares for the holidays. The scenic 13.1 mile course highlights some of Atlanta’s most historical landmarks. Runners start in Midtown Atlanta, traveling parallel to the M.L.K. historical sites and wind through the Freedom Parkway Trail by the Carter Center along the Beltline. The finish line comes at Piedmont Park.