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Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Oak Grove Montessori School will hold its third annual Tortoise Run 5K this weekend.

The family-friendly race will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at 8 a.m. Runners have the option of tackling a 5K, a 1-mile fun run, or a tot trot. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to attend.

Courses for both the 5K and 1-mile run will begin and end on the Oak Grove Montessori School campus, and will wind along Oak Grove and Oak Grove Church roads.

Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the miler, and includes a T-shirt. The tot trot is free; a tot trot T-shirt costs $10.

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

The school is located at 180 Oak Grove Road in Carrollton.

Upcoming Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

Upcoming Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

(WXIA) -- Registration for the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens Sunday, Mar. 15 (Sunday, Mar. 1 for Atlanta Track Club members).

Most runners will undoubtedly want to be placed in the highest possible time group. The best way to do this is to enter a finish time from a USATF-certified race (5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, 10-miler or half marathon).

A number of official Peachtree qualifiers will be held in the coming weeks. Here are a few of them:

Saturday, Feb. 14
Mardi Gras (5K), Marietta
Location: Marietta Square
Cost: $30
Supports: Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
More information: marietta5krun.com

Race this weekend: Gold Rush Festival

Race this weekend: Gold Rush Festival

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- Every year, Villa Rica celebrates its gold rush heritage with a festival, a parade -- and a 5K.

The 2014 Gold Rush Festival 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 6 in downtown Villa Rica. It starts at 8:30 a.m., giving runners plenty of time to conquer the course and then enjoy the 10 a.m. parade.

Registration is $20 and includes a race T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, masters finishers and three finishers in each age group.

Visit villarica-mainstreet.com for more information.

The race will begin at Villa Rica United Methodist Church, which is located at 206 North Avenue.

Race this weekend: No Place Like Home

Race this weekend: No Place Like Home

BREMEN, Ga. -- No Place Like Home, the West Georgia ALS 5K, will be held this weekend in Bremen.

The race will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Bremen Parks and Recreation Department Gymnasium. Day-of registration opens at 7 a.m., with the race scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

All runners will receive T-shirts, while awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each age group.

Registration is $25 through race day. All proceeds will benefit Georgia's chapter of the ALS Association.

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Visit bremenrec.org for more information and to sign up. Bremen Parks and Recreation is located at 417 River Circle.

Race this weekend: Flash Dash

Race this weekend: Flash Dash

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- Villa Rica High School will host its first annual Flash Dash 5K this weekend.

The race will be Saturday, May 17 and is 1980's-themed, so runners are encouraged to dress in their favorite decade attire.

Race day registration opens at 8 a.m., and a kids' fun run will be at 9 a.m. The 5K will start at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a day of food and games on the football field.

The event is $20 for adults and $12 for kids. Proceeds will benefit the school's Cheer Cats Booster Club.

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

Villa Rica High is located at 600 Rocky Branch Road.

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.