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Inaugural Half Marathon Will Bring Runners to Carrollton GreenBelt

The inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon will take place on Sept. 7 and organizers are inviting runners to register now.

"It has been a goal of ours to bring a race like this to our community,” said race director and West Georgia Track Club President Tyler Woodard. “With the Carrollton GreenBelt, we have a great course that highlights all areas of this wonderful city. From the AMP to the Little Tallapoosa River, to the University of West Georgia and back to Adamson Square, this course gives those participating and visiting a great way to see all Carrollton has to offer."

The half marathon’s 13.1-mile course starts at Adamson Square, then takes runners through the city and along the shaded, rolling hills of the GreenBelt. The route ends back at Adamson Square with a finish line festival featuring live music at the AMP by the Groove Gypsies, local food and craft brews.

“The Carrollton GreenBelt has helped make our community a healthier place to live and grow by providing a safe destination for people to get more physical activity,” said Denise Taylor, senior vice president and chief community health and brand officer for Tanner Health System, the presenting sponsor of the race. “There are communities across the country trying to emulate what we’ve built in Carrollton — a space for exercise that’s functional, accessible and beautiful. We are thrilled to partner with the West Georgia Track Club and City of Carrollton to bring this event to West Georgia and help showcase the GreenBelt.”

Individual or relay team registration includes an inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon t-shirt, finisher’s medal and free food tickets for the post-race festivities. The West Georgia Track Club will award cash prizes to the first, second and third place overall male and female runners, who will also receive a commemorative gift and plaque. First place male and female in the masters category will be presented with a commemorative gift and plaque. The top three in each age group and top three teams in the relay categories will receive a commemorative gift. All finishers will be given a finisher’s medal.

Athletes with a disability interested in participating in the race should email westgeorgiatrackclub@gmail.com to discuss what accommodations can be made based on the runner’s specific needs.

The event will be held rain or shine.

For details and registration for the Carrollton Half Marathon, go to runcarrollton.com.

For questions concerning this event, please contact the race director at westgeorgiatrackclub@gmail.com or Erica Studdard, City of Carrollton community development director, at 770-830-2000.