Road to Gold – Olympic Hopefuls Overview
Event date: March 2nd, 2019
Start time: 7AM
Location: Atlanta, Georgia (Adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park)
Distance: 8.2 mi
Olympic Hopefuls will get their first opportunity to run on the 2020 Olympic Team Trials – Marathon course at a new road race produced by Atlanta Track Club. The Road to Gold, an 8.2 mile road race, will take runners along the final loop of the planned Trials marathon course and will cover virtually every step Trials qualifiers will experience when they compete on the multi-loop course for a spot on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team. A prize purse totaling $7,700, will be awarded to the top five women and top five men in the Olympic Hopefuls division which will be open to athletes who are eligible to compete in the 2020 Olympic Team Trials – Marathon. While travel funding will be limited to current Trials qualified athletes, all Olympic Hopefuls will be eligible for prize money.
All interested athletes, coaches and agents should visit Atlanta Track Club’s website at https://www.atlantatrackclub.org/2019RoadtoGoldand complete the Olympic Hopeful Inquiry. All other questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, the crown jewel of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, participants will make their way through the neighborhoods of Downtown, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward and Summerhill before returning to the park where the 2020 Olympic Marathon Team will be named on February 29, 2020. Runners will pass the 1996 Olympic Rings, the Georgia Capital, the Jackson St. Bridge, the Fox Theater, Margaret Mitchell House and Ebenezer Baptist Church. The final course details will be revealed in December of 2018.
Prize Money Breakdown (Men & Women):
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500
4th – $250
5th – $100