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Variety of Georgia hosts ‘Santa Fun Run’

Variety of Georgia hosts ‘Santa Fun Run’

KENNESAW, Ga. -- It’s time to get into the ho-ho-holiday spirit! To celebrate the season of giving, Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity invites families and friends to be a ‘Claus For A Cause’ and participate in the Santa Fun Run 5K on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 8 a.m. at Barrett Summit Office Park.

The 5K event, which is an international fundraising race hosted by Variety’s philanthropic chapters across the world, raises money to enrich, improve and fulfill the lives of children living with disabilities and disadvantages. Runners of all levels can suit up as Santa to help Variety of Georgia give the gift of mobility this season, providing disabled children with educational programs and special equipment needed to overcome the obstacles they face. A family in need will also receive a therapeutic mobility bike during a special presentation from Variety of Georgia. 

Race this weekend: Noteworthy

Race this weekend: Noteworthy

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Georgia Symphony Orchestra will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Noteworthy Race will be Saturday, Sept. 20 at Barrett Lakes Office Park in Kennesaw. The fun will begin with a Tot Trot at 7 p.m., followed by a Mozart Mile at 7:15 p.m. Participants in the 5K will be off and running at 7:30 p.m.

All runners will receive T-shirts and will be admitted to a post-race party with food, music and door prize drawings.

Registration is $35 for the 5K and Mozart Mile, and $10 for the Tot Trot. Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra musicians can enter any race for only $10.

Visit thenoteworthy.org for more information.

Barrett Lakes is located at 1940 Lodge Road, just off Greers Chapel Road.

Race this weekend: Iron Horse

Race this weekend: Iron Horse

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Iron Horse 15K/5K, the third event in Kennesaw's Locomotive Race Series, will be held this weekend.

Both events will be Sunday, Sept. 14 at Town Center at Cobb. The races begin at 7:30 a.m.; a 1K fun run is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.

All runners will receive T-shirts, while 15K finishers will also earn medals. Participants must finish the 15K in less than 2 hours and 30 minutes. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers, male and female masters finishers, and three male and female runners in each age group.

Registration for the 15K is $40 through Sept. 11 and $50 after. The 5K is $25 through Sept. 11 and $30 after; the 1K is $15 through Sept. 11 and $20 after.

Visit locomotiveraceseries.com for more information and to sign up. Online registration closes Thursday, Sept. 11.

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.

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

(WXIA) -- In honor of its role as sponsor of the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, Mellow Mushroom is hosting a contest for the runners, athletes and weekend warriors in metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta-based pizza chain has debuted its Mellow Sports Sweep contest. Based on the old game show "Supermarket Sweep," the contest will give two lucky winners the opportunity to go on a 90-second shopping spree at Sports Authority.

To enter, create a 15-second Instagram video using #MellowSportsSweep explaining why you should win the contest.

The grand prize includes two race entries into the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, one night at the W Atlanta - Buckhead, dinner for two at Mellow Mushroom and, of course, the Sports Authority sweep.

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Tuesday night, college baseball returns to Coolray Field!

The Georgia Bulldogs will be taking on the Kennesaw State Owls at 7pm; tickets for adults are $10 and kids and students are $5!

Come out and cheer on your team!

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."