This is an amazing race that will draw about 55,000 participants this year. It’s a good thing it starts relatively early (7:30 AM) because it’s likely to be a bit warm and humid. The course goes through Buckhead, Midtown and finishes in Piedmont Park. I’m sure public transportation is the way to get to this beast of a race because roads will be closed and parking will be tight.
Here’s a map of the course (click for a larger version). Atlanta’s not flat but don’t be scared by the elevation chart. It doesn’t start at zero, so the apparently large fluctuations all range between 800 and 1,000 foot elevation.