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Race this Weekend: Celebrate Freedom

Race this Weekend: Celebrate Freedom

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Celebrate Freedom Festival will kick off this year's event with a 5K and 10K race in Marietta.

Both events will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at Jim R. Miller Park. Registration opens at 6 a.m., with the 10K scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. The 5K will be off and running at 7:40 a.m.

Awards will be given to the first finishers overall, the first masters finishers and the top runners in each age group. All participants will receive T-shirts, goodie bags and two tickets to Celebrate Freedom, a free Christian music festival featuring such artists as Steven Curtis Chapman, Montell Jordan and Tenth Avenue North.

The 5K costs $30 in advance, while the 10K is $35. The prices go up to $40 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K on race morning.

Visit rungeorgia.com for more information and to sign up.

Race this weekend: Trinity Chapel Academy 5K

Race this weekend: Trinity Chapel Academy 5K

DALLAS, Ga. -- Trinity Chapel Academy will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The race will be Saturday, May 17 at 8 a.m. Runners will begin the race at the Tara Drummond Trailhead of the Silver Comet Trail.

Packets must be retrieved at the school, which is located at 4665 Macland Road in Powder Springs, the day before the race. Pick-up will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advance registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt and sponsor goody bag.

Visit active.com for more information and to sign up.

The Tara Drummond Trailhead is located at the intersection of Seaboard Drive and Highway 278 in Dallas.

Race this weekend: Run for the Ages

Race this weekend: Run for the Ages

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Powder Springs Women's Club will host a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

Run for the Ages will be held Saturday, Apr. 26 at the Powder Springs Library. A 1-mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m., and the 5K is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

All runners will receive T-shirts, while awards will be given to the oldest participant, the youngest participant, the overall winner and the top masters finisher.

Registration is $10 for elementary school-age children and $25 for everyone else. Proceeds will benefit the Powder Springs Senior Center and a scholarship sponsored by the women's club.

Visit pswc.net for more information and to sign up for the race.

The Powder Springs Library is located at 4181 Atlanta Street.

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.

Gyms offering free post-Thanksgiving workouts

Gyms offering free post-Thanksgiving workouts

(WXIA) -- Feeling overstuffed this Thanksgiving?

Three Atlanta-area Gold's Gym locations are offering free workouts on Friday, Nov. 29.

All local residents are invited to attend "Trim the Fat Friday" and work off some of those holiday calories. Participants must live locally and be able to present identification to prove it. The free sessions will be offered all day.

Gold's Gyms in the Atlanta area include:

Eagles Landing
250 Business Center Drive, Stockbridge

Peachtree Corners
6315 Spalding Drive, Norcross

West Cobb
2840 East West Connector, Austell