After years of requests, Hotlanta Half Marathon added a 5K to the line-up this year and the response was AMAZING! The 5K had sold out about a week before the race! Since there were more runners due to the additional 5K, we arrived to Pemberton Place earlier than normal. This gave us time to park, eat breakfast, and use the bathroom before heading to the start line.
The half marathon lined up first and took off then the 5K lined up to take off 15 minutes after that. Due to the number of runners registered between the two races and the courses only sharing the first 1/2 mile or so, it made sense to have two separate start times to avoid crowding and staying on the correct course.