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Race this weekend: Run for Angels

Race this weekend: Run for Angels

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Run for Angels, the Angels House's largest fundraiser, returns to Coweta County this weekend.

The 5K and 10K will be held Saturday, Feb. 7 in downtown Newnan. Both races begin on Greenville Street between Salbide Avenue and Savannah Street, and end at the First United Methodist Church on Salbide Avenue.

Race day registration opens at 7 a.m., and the first race -- a 1-mile fun run -- will begin at 8 a.m.

The Run for Angels is an AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier.

Registration is $25 for the fun run, $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Funds will benefit the the Angels House, a group home for children in need.

Visit theangelshouse.org for more information about the Run for Angels.

Race this weekend: Goliath Mud Challenge

Race this weekend: Goliath Mud Challenge

TYRONE, Ga. -- A race that past participants have called "awesome" and "the best event ever" will return in 2014.

The Goliath Mud Challenge will be held Saturday, May 31 on property owned by Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Goliath challenges teams to complete 18 obstacles on a 5K course, working together to make it to the end. Runners begin the race in waves, depending on their skill levels.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. It costs $65 to participate; military, first responder and police runners can sign up for only $50. There is also a $25 one-mile option for children.

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

The Christ Our Shepherd property is located at 411 Palmetto Road in Tyrone.

Race this weekend: Abby's Angels Foundation Rainbow Run

Race this weekend: Abby's Angels Foundation Rainbow Run

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Enjoy a colorful race this weekend by running the Abby's Angels Foundation Rainbow Run 5K.

The event will take place Saturday, Apr. 19 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will also feature a Family Fun Day with music, food and activities.

Runners will be showered in bright colors as they race to raise money for Abby's Angels Foundation, which supports the families of children who donate their organs.

Registration is $35 per runner. Participants are encouraged to wear white shirts that will best display their race rainbows.

Visit abbysangelsfoundation.org for more information.

The Coweta County Fairgrounds are located at 275 Pine Road in Newnan.

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.

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.