Thanks to talking to my friends before the race, I knew that the downhill wasn't going to last long and that we would soon be hitting some rolling hills for the next 3 miles. While the hills were not "too bad" by Atlanta standards, they were enough to challenge you a bit. The course takes you primarily through neighborhoods before leading you down to the park. There was a water station set up around the half-way point and a few residents were out cheering along the way. After rocking the hills, it was great to have most of the last .2 miles or so be downhill to the finish.
I knew that it was a small race with about 80 or so registered, but I also knew that a age group award would not be easy as after looking at the list of runners I saw a good number of runners in the Female 30-34 age group. As I made the turn to head towards the park at around mile 2.95, I spotted a woman in front of me that appeared to possibly be in my age group. I kicked it into high gear to get past her. I gave it everything that I could that final stretch and ended up passing her just before making the final turn at the finish.