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The Classic Center300 N. Thomas Street Athens, GA 30601
UPDATE (6/15/2020): Due to coronavirus issues, we must postpone until October 2021. Refunds, rollover, or donation options are available on request. Please see our web site for more information at www.a2a.net.
39th Annual Edition of America's oldest outdoor road skate. Four distance options: 87 miles, 49 miles, 38 miles, or 10K
- 87-mile route travels from Athens, GA to Atlanta, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 9 hours.
- 49-mile route travels from the half distance finish at Dacula, GA to Atlanta, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 7 hours.
- 38-mile route travels from Athens, GA to Dacula, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 5 hours.
- NEW! 10K loop (Saturday 10/17/2020) in Athens, GA. Skaters should be able to complete this course in 90 minutes.
Event details and schedule
Friday, October 16: Baggage Truck will be parked at Skate Escape (12th and Piedmont Road) from 6 PM until 9 PM.
Friday Night Skate: Meet at Skate Escape (12th and Piedmont Road) at 6:30 p.m. for a recreational skate. Helmets and wrist protection required. Return to Skate Escape at 9 p.m.
Friday Night Bus to Athens: Leaves Skate Escape (12th and Piedmont Road) after the Friday Night Skate. Reservations are required. Cost: $30.00
Saturday, October 17 - 10K: NEW 10K loop, just a few miles away from downtown Athens, GA. Pre-register for $20, or sign up for $25 day-of. Skaters registered for a 38, 49, or 87 mile Sunday skate may enter the 10K for a flat $10 (add-on available in the Merchandise section during checkout). 10K starts at 10 a.m. - see a2a.net for more details.
Saturday, October 17: Packet Pick Up for events starting in Athens/Dacula and Late Registration. At the Classic Center in Athens (corner of Thomas and Washington Streets on the East end of town, in the Cypress Room) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is your last day to register; no event day registration is available.
Mandatory Skaters & Drivers meeting for events starting in Athens/Dacula: Meet at the Classic Center at 6 p.m. Last minute route changes may be announced.
Sunday, October 18: The 87 and 38 mile skates start at 7:00 a.m. SHARP at the Classic Center (N. Thomas and E. Hancock). Do NOT arrive at 7:01 – we are already gone! The 49 mile skaters will board a bus to their start line in Dacula which where they will start at 9:30 a.m.
All distances (87, 49, 38-mile, and 10K) are on-road courses with vehicular traffic. Participants are expected to follow cycling laws for safety measures. Course is challenging and requires experienced skating ability, courage, and stamina. All skaters are required to wear a U.S. CPSC approved helmet and wrist protection.
Open to Quad Skaters?
YES! Athens to Atlanta started in 1982 as an all-quad event. It is recommended that quad skates are set up for road skating with a rear brake for downhills and softer road wheels.
See website for availability and fees.
LATE REGISTRATION is available Saturday, Oct. 17th at The Athens Classic Center from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (10K registration open on-site from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on 10/17/2020.) No Event Day Registration Available for 38/49/87 distances.