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Race this weekend: Button Down Dash

Race this weekend: Button Down Dash

DULUTH, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Chamber will hold its annual Button Down Dash 5K and 10K this weekend.

Both races will begin and end at the chamber's headquarters. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Money raised by the event will benefit a number of deserving local causes, including "Just" People, Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, Inc., and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

"As we maintain our commitment to transforming healthcare, we are looking forward to supporting our active community at the Gwinnett Chamber's Button Down Dash," said Phil Wolfe, president and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center, a race sponsor.

Registration is $30 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K and $20 for a fun run. Runners can sign up at buttondowndash.com.

The Gwinnett Chamber is located at 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule

Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators unveiled the schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 ECHL season on Wednesday.

The Gladiators will open the season on October 18 in Evansville against the IceMen. The home opener at the Arena at Gwinnett Center is against the Wheeling Nailers on Friday, October 24. The Gladiators will host the division rival Greenville Road Warriors the next night.

Twelve ECHL teams will visit the Arena at Gwinnett Center to take on the Gladiators over the course of the team's 36 home games in the new season, which runs through April 11.

Race this weekend: Get PHIT 5K

Race this weekend: Get PHIT 5K

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Titan Team Sports in Duluth is holding a first annual 5K this weekend.

Get PHIT 5K will be Saturday, May 17 at Lambert High School in Suwanee. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m., and the race will start at 8:30 a.m.

The overall male and female winners, and male and female masters winners will all receive new running shoes from race sponsor Mizuno. Everyone else will have a chance to win raffle prizes.

Registration is $25 and can be completed at titanteamsports.com. Proceeds from the race will benefit Phit America and Alliance for a Healthier Generation, two groups that are dedicated to battling childhood obesity.

Lambert High is located at 805 Nichols Road.

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.