COURSE INFO & MAPS
The home of golf’s annual springtime Masters Tournament hosts the 12th annual running of its 13.1-mile road race in the late winter of 2020 with a course that takes runners on a course through some of the Garden City’s most scenic areas, showing off its wide, tree-lined streets, the architecture of its restored and revitalized downtown areas, and its authentic Southern charm.
Runners start the loop course for the race at the Augusta Common, just meters from the Georgia/South Carolina border. The race begins by passing the Augusta Museum of History and barely passing the boyhood home of former President Woodrow Wilson before heading west past Augusta University’s health sciences campus and the Georgia Cancer Center.
The course then brings runners down Central Avenue and into midtown Augusta, leading runners past commercial districts and into the part of the city known as Summerville, giving way to beautiful, large residential homes — many of which are many decades old — lining the street. This section also features a long, steady, gradual uphill however, so it’s a blessing to have plenty of postcard-perfect scenery to distract during the long, gradual climb.
After about a mile running through the main Augusta University Campus, the course heads north toward Lake Olmstead. If you’re a golf fan, it’s likely that you may (almost) forget you’re running a 13.1-mile race on the stretch through this area, though it will help that you’re roughly three-fourths of the way through the course at this point, which is followed by a run through the neighborhoods around Lake Olmstead. From there, the course heads first along Canal Trail, then down one of downtown Augusta’s main streets, returning to Broad Street just before crossing the finish line in the Augusta Common!
Half Marathon Course