At the end of the month, hundreds of marathon runners will come to Atlanta with hopes of making the U.S. Olympic marathon squad for the summer games in Tokyo.
As with any major sporting event that takes place in the city, it’s a chance for Atlantans to see great athleticism for themselves.
With the course weaving through many Atlanta neighborhoods, there are plenty of opportunities for spectators to cheer on the runners, according to the Atlanta Track Club’s website.
The race, which will take place on Feb. 29, will start and finish in Centennial Olympic Park. After leaving the starting line, the course heads north, looping through Midtown. Eventually, the athletes will make their way down near Summerhill, before heading back to downtown.
“Running through the iconic Atlanta downtown and through historic roads will be exciting for both competitors and spectators,” USA Track & Field CEO Max Siegel said in a statement.
“On the famed Peachtree Street, fans will have eight chances to see the Olympic hopefuls on their Olympic journey,” according to the track club’s website.
The top three men and top three women finishers will be bound for the Olympics.
“This course will show the competitors and spectators why we believe Atlanta is Running City USA,” Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director said in a statement.
Or, for an up-close look at the event, you can sign up to volunteer here.
If you don’t live in metro Atlanta or just want to watch from home, NBC will broadcast the race beginning at noon on Feb. 29. The broadcast will continue until 3 p.m.
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