The course started in Fondren. A section of the city that has a lot of art galleries, restaurants, and niche shops. It's undergone a revitalization during the past 5 years and is a very cool place. It made a loop then headed toward downtown, back through Belhaven (an old historic neighborhood), and then finished back in Fondren.
The course was HILLY. Rollers mostly, with a few sharp inclines and declines. There were about two (that I can remember) LONG, steady inclines. One was directly into a head wind and took a lot out of me.
Overall, while very challenging (especially for me, a fairly poor runner), it was a beautiful run that was laid out well. Every intersection was manned by a cop or a volunteer, and there was PLENTY of water and gatorade at every station. The stations were about 1.5 miles apart.