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Race this weekend: Run for the Orphans

Race this weekend: Run for the Orphans

DULUTH, Ga. -- Help the Catholic Church of St. Monica fund its mission trip to Nicaragua by participating in a 5K this weekend.

Run for the Orphans will be held Saturday, Apr. 26 at Bunten Road Park in Duluth. The 5K will start at 8 a.m., while a 1-mile fun run will take place at 9 a.m.

Registration is $28 in advance and $30 on race day. It costs $12 to participate in the fun run.

The top male and female finishers and masters finishers will go home with trophies, while medals will be given to the first three male and female runners in each age group.

Learn more and sign up at fundracers.org.

Bunten Road Park is located at 3180 Bunten Road.

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

(WXIA) -- Youth running groups, rejoice -- the Atlanta Track Club has created a scholarship program just for you.

The Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge will award scholarships to the three organizations that have the most children registered for the 2014 Peachtree Jr. or Lil' Peach Dash.

The first place team will be given a $1,500 scholarship, a $1,250 cash donation from the Atlanta Track Club and $250 in Sports Authority store credit. Two runners-up will each get $750 scholarships, $500 donations and $250 in Sports Authority credit.

"Through the Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge, we are able to give back to organizations that share our goal of inspiring children to be healthier and more active," Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah said in a release. "Atlanta Track Club is proud to partner with Sports Authority to offer these scholarships to provide extra motivation to keep kids moving."

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration is open!

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration is open!

ATLANTA -- It's that time of year again -- time to register for the world's largest 10K.

AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery registration is now open. It will close Saturday, Mar. 22 at 11:59 p.m.

Those who are chosen for the race will be informed by Tuesday, Mar. 25.

Visit ajc.com/peachtree to sign up.

The five finalists in the Peachtree T-shirt design contest have also been revealed. Vote for your favorite!

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

Will to Live 5K returns in 2014

Will to Live 5K returns in 2014

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Will to Live Foundation's popular race, the When There's a Will There's a Way 5K, will be back in 2014.

This year's event will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at Shakerag Park near River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek.

Registration ranges in price from $15 to $25, depending on a runner's age and team participation. All proceeds go to the foundation, which works to raise awareness of teen suicide.

The Will to Live Foundation is named for Will Trautwein, who committed suicide in October 2010 at age 15.

Learn more and sign up for the 5K at will-to-live.org.

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

Golf tournament to benefit wounded veterans

Golf tournament to benefit wounded veterans

DULUTH, Ga. -- A golf and tennis tournament in Gwinnett County this weekend will benefit America's heroes.

Birdies for the Brave will be held Friday, Aug. 9 at TPC Sugarloaf. It will feature both a golf tournament, which pairs active or retired military personnel with amateur golfers, and a tennis event.

The Military Warriors Support Foundation will also present a new home to a wounded veteran at 9:30 a.m., just before the 10 a.m. shotgun start of the tournament.

There is a $300 registration fee to participate in Birdies for the Brave. Visit tpc.com for more information.

A casual beach-themed gala will be held Friday at 7 p.m. All tournament participants are invited to attend the event, which will feature a dinner, open bar and auction.