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Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Oak Grove Montessori School will hold a 5K and fun run fundraiser this weekend.

The Tortoise Run will be Saturday, Apr. 19. The 5K will be off and running at 8 a.m., while the 1-mile fun run will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers of each races, as well as the first finishers in each age group.

Pre-registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for both the fun run and a Tot Trot. Runners can sign up on race day for $25, but are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

For more information, visit oakgrovemontessori.com.

Oak Grove Montessori is located at 180 Oak Grove Road in Carrollton. All of Saturday's races will begin and end on campus.

Race this weekend: Run for UWG

Race this weekend: Run for UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Blow off some steam before the weekend by running a 5K at the University of West Georgia.

The Run for UWG 5K will be held Thursday, Apr. 10. A 1-mile fun run will start at 6 p.m., while the 5K will be off and running at 6:30 p.m.

The race is the first activity in the university's Alumni Weekend. Learn more at westga.edu/alumni.

Registration is $20 for the general public and $12 for UWG students. Three-person relay teams can sign up for $35.

Both races will be held at UWG's Athletics Complex.

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!

Race this weekend: Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence

Race this weekend: Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Autumn Hills Foundation will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at Hobbs Farm Park in Carrollton. Registration opens at 9 a.m., with the race scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

The race costs $35 for runners who are at least 13 years old and $15 for those ages 6 to 12. Runners aged 5 and younger race for free. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a 50-inch flat screen TV and other prizes.

Proceeds from the run will benefit a scholarship program for domestic violence victims.

Learn more and sign up for the race at autumnhillsfoundation.com.

Hobbs Farm Park is behind Grace Covenant Church, which is located at 1147 Rome Street.

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.

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.