Lewis & Clarke Marathon History

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The Lewis and Clarke Marathon will true showcase of historic Atlanta, beautiful Decatur and all of the neighborhoods in between. The staging area for the start and finish is in Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The start corrals are on Marietta Street, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. Participants run downtown through Georgia State University, by the Atlanta Civic Center, over the Jackson Street Bridge with a spectacular skyline view and into the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District by the house where Dr. M.L.King was born("Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon," n.d.). The course continues through the Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park neighborhoods, through eclectic Little 5 Points, on Freedom Parkway by the…show more content…
The first is its accessibility to participants and spectators. The park is within the walking distance from public transit and hotels. Depending on their budget, participants and spectators can choose 3-5 star hotels at a reasonable cost. The train station (Peachtree center) is only 0.3 miles (5 min walk) from the park and it will directly take participants to the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (fare only $2.50/person each way). In other words, the round trip from airport will cost only $5 per person and everything (hotel accommodations, start and end venue, some great restaurants, land marks like Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola, historic sightseeing and shopping places in the city) will be within the walking distance. Secondly, two main hospitals, i.e. Grady Hospital, which has the largest trauma center in the Southeastern region and Mid-town Emory Hospital, which is one of the best research hospital in the nation, are both only 0.9 miles away from the venue and are fully equipped to handle any emergencies and catastrophic events. Another two hospitals, i.e. Emory Main Hospital and DekalbMedical Center are also comes between the central point in the course (between 13 & 14 miles

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