The Silver Comet 10k, Marathon, and Half Marathon are presented by Silver Comet Races, which is owned and founded by Dana Greene. The race proceeds benefit numerous community programs and school running programs.
The Silver Comet 10k, Marathon, and Half Marathon are the only races of their kind on the Silver Comet Trail in Cobb County, a beautiful scenic trail that stretches from just inside the perimeter all the way west to Alabama! The Silver Comet Trail is loved by families and athletes alike for running, cycling, sight-seeing, and general recreation.
Dana Greene has always been a runner, starting with cross country in high school. Knowing the therapeutic effect running can have on a person, she decided to utilize the calming backdrop of the Silver Comet to put on a fast paced 10k. The first 10k she held at the Silver Comet was in 1999, and about 72 people raced; since then our events have expanded to over 2000 participants.
After several years producing the popular Silver Comet 10k, she decided to put on the second race. She received overwhelming requests for a fast and flat Half Marathon, and so The Silver Comet Half Marathon was born.
In 2012, Dana decided to put on a Silver Comet Full Marathon event, the first time she’d hosted such a long race on the Silver Comet Trail. She wanted to use the serenity of the Silver Comet Trail to help more experienced runners “get back to the basics,” and remember why they started running in the first place.