We are inside the last 30 days and the weather is starting to change to prepare for the cool morning temperatures that are sure to greet us as we line up on October 2nd in Town Brookhaven for the third running of the 13.1 Atlanta and the Karhu 5k. The fall weather in Atlanta is some of the best when it comes to running weather, and the Atlanta stop to the 13.1 Marathon Series takes full advantage of it.If you haven’t heard yet, the course has changed slightly this year to encompass a new start and finish line. I mentioned it a couple months ago when the new course was announced, but it is summarized nicely in this recent press release:The new start line has been improved and will feature wider lanes with less congestion allowing for a smoother transition to accommodate all the participants. For the finish line, Town Brookhaven will add a festive atmosphere for the runners who have completed their 13.1 mile journey and want to celebrate a personal victory. Located in the Town Green, the new start/finish area will be adjacent to the recently opened hybrid Publix at 104 Town Boulevard in the Town Brookhaven development off Peachtree Road. For more information and to read the full press release click hereIf you are planning on running the 13.1 Atlanta or if you are planning on running the Publix Georgia Marathon in the spring you need to take a look at the ATL Challenge. The ATL Challenge rewards runners who complete both the 13.1 Atlanta and the Publix Georgia Marathon or Half Marathon. Make sure you check out the details and get signed up for for the ATL Challenge, as well as the 13.1 Atlanta and Publix Georgia Marathon or Half Marathon.So, you want to run the 13.1 Atlanta and you haven’t signed up yet? Or maybe you have signed up, but you are trying to talk someone into running it with you? You still have time to register and it is not too late to build a few more miles into the schedule before race day if you have found your motivation lacking lately.Or….. Run the 13.1 Atlanta for free!Your other option is to take advantage of US Road Sports generosity and run the race for free! One of you will be walking (or running) away with a free race entry for just taking a moment to enter below and sharing this giveaway with all your friends.The Giveaway:One lucky winner will receive a FREE entry into the 2001 13.1 Marathon Atlanta which will be run at 7:00 am on Sunday October 2nd. Entries will be taken through September 20th and the winner will be chosen randomly on Wednesday the 21st.To Enter:Do any of the following, each will count as an entry:Leave a comment, any comment…. but this is so easy you could enter at least one other way.Share the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Dailymile, your blog, or by telling your friends, neighbors, or everyone at your local running club. Just send them back here: 262qst.com/lFc4l Follow the @131Marathon Twitter account, or Like the 13.1 Marathon Fanpage.If you decide to go crazy you can get a lot of entries, just leave a comment for each one to ensure no entries are missed. To make sure you don’t miss the winner announcement make sure you join the 26.2 Quest Community at the 26.2 Quest Fanpage, follow the @262quest Twitter stream, and subscribe via RSS. There is always something going on and I would love to have you as part of the community! Time to update your feed reader to something that says 26.2 Quest even more - http://feeds.262quest.com/262quest read more..