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Race this weekend: Tartan Trot

Race this weekend: Tartan Trot

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Run a 5K or a 10K to the sound of bagpipes this weekend.

The Tartan Trot will return to St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Dunwoody. An anticipated 1,500 runners will take to the streets in two AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifiers.

Both races will be held Saturday, Feb. 7. A 1-mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m.; the 5K and 10K will start at 8:30 a.m. sharp.

Participants will receive long-sleeve performance T-shirts, while awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, male and female masters finishers, top three finishers in each age group, and the top male and female finishers wearing kilts.

Registration for the 5K and 10K is $35 through Feb. 6 and $40 on race day. The fun run costs $20.

Money raised by the Tartan Trot will benefit St. Luke's outreach partners, including Habitat for Humanity, Family Promise and Stop Hunger Now.

DeKalb spring sports registration opens

DeKalb spring sports registration opens

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Registration for one adult and two youth sports in DeKalb County is now open.

Youth Soccer

Soccer is for children ages 4-14. The season includes eight games. Registration ranges in price from $45 to $85 per child and closes Monday, Feb. 16.

DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May said the county's soccer program is designed to instill skill development, fitness and team training drills.

Sign up at any DeKalb recreation center or dekalbcountyga.gov.

Adult Softball

DeKalb County offers both men's and co-ed softball leagues. The season begins in March and includes 10 regular games. Registration closes Monday, Feb. 23.

The cost is $420 per team. An additional $20 will be added for each non-DeKalb County resident.

Race this weekend: Family & Friends

Race this weekend: Family & Friends

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Georgia's chapter of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Family & Friends 5K Run will be Saturday, Sept. 13 at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. Registration and packet pickup open at 6:15 a.m., and the race will begin at 7 a.m.

The race fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt. It costs $10 to participate in a 1K fun run. A portion of proceeds will go to Be the Match, the national bone marrow donor program.

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

Brook Run Park is located at 4770 North Peachtree Road.

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.

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!