Run With The Herd! First Annual Chick-fil-A Half Marathon to be Hosted in Athens!

February 21st, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments


The Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series is one-of-a-kind. Not only is it sponsored by one of the South’s favorite places to eat chicken, but it also provides a fun, creative atmosphere for everyone. Athens is hosting the first annual Chick-fil-A Connect Half Marathon on April 5, 2014. This will be the first half marathon put on by the Connect Race Series.

Since Chick-fil-A Connect is based out of Watkinsville, the Half Marathon is described as the ‘Run Home to Athens’ race. All proceeds benefit the local Habitat for Humanity in an effort to fund the building of their 80th home in Athens. The race will start in downtown Athens on North Thomas Street and venture through scenic areas around the Classic City.

To help motivate the community to participate in the Half Marathon, Chick-fil-A Connect is doing everything possible to provide a fun and motivating event. Speed and spirit points are offered to all participants and are monitored on the Connect Race Series website. Anyone who registers for the Half Marathon has the opportunity to gain these points. The speed points are based on how fast you run the race, while spirit points are determined by how creative your costume is the day of the race. The goal is to earn as many points as possible on race day, which will allow you to win prizes.



There will also be costume contests for individuals and teams who run the half marathon relay. These costumes often represent cows, but being creative and unique will likely get you a prize! Races of several distances will be offered for those who do not care for the half marathon. A one-mile fun run and competitive run are offered along with a 5K. Upon registering for a race, you will have the opportunity to attend a two-day race expo at the Classic Center where vendors will be offering discounts and fun activities for racers.

The first annual Chick-fil-A Half Marathon will be a unique experience for everyone because it will provide a fun time for both families and elite athletes. No matter how you finish in the race, Chick-fil-A will make you feel like a winner. Men and women who finish in the top five will be rewarded cash prizes for their performances, and everyone has the opportunity to win something. To make this event the best it can be, a large number of volunteers, participants, and spectators is needed. For more information, visit We hope to see you on April 5!

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