Annual Events

Rock & Run Weekend

The first weekend in March, Downtown Albany comes alive with runners, walkers, families, and friends. We kick off the day with a full and half marathon at 7am. The Albany Marathon® powered by Snickers® has been listed annually as one of the top 10 Boston Marathon qualifiers. We offer a flat, spectator-friendly course. We pride ourselves on giving our runners an extraordinary experience with a weekend full of fun events. The marathon and half marathon are open to runners and walkers of all ages and skills.

At noon the Mardi Gras Music Festival starts rocking downtown and features bands, kid’s activities, vendors and crafters until midnight.

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Albany Unchained Bike Race

The City of Albany is thrilled to be the kickoff venue of the Southeast Regional Series. This city has a deep cycling tradition hosting the Annual Bike Race Weekend for over 10 years, Albany Unchained.

Join us Saturday, Downtown for a flat and fast, figure eight criterium course. This course covers the sweet spot of Downtown Albany with many spectator amenities. In addition to the race on Saturday, the 100 Block Street Art Experience will occur inside the course at the unique Art Park on Pine.

Get there early to relax, eat and cheer on your teammates! Sunday we depart on the road race course that is just North of Albany. This course routes through the rolling terrain of Leesburg, GA. This thirty four mile loop offers beauty and smooth paved roads, perfect for any all-around rider to test their skills.