The Inaugural Rock the Comet Marathon and Half Marathon will be run on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM. The course runs entirely on the picturesque Silver Comet Trail, a converted rail line that stretches over 60 miles from Smyrna, Georgia to the Georgia/Alabama state line. The course will start in charming Rockmart, Georgia and run along the Rockmart River Walk, next to the Euharlee Creek. After leaving town, the course continues on the Silver Comet Trail through shaded forests and fields. The course is on a paved 12' wide path without any motorized vehicles.
The races are USATF sanctioned and certified, making the marathon a Boston Qualifier.