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2nd annual Race for the Arts 5K Run/Walk

2nd annual Race for the Arts 5K Run/Walk

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.

lululemon to host Woodyfest 5K

lululemon to host Woodyfest 5K

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Perimeter Mall's lululemon athletica store will host its very first 5K next month.

The Woodyfest 5K will be Saturday, Oct. 12 at Perimeter Crossing.

Packet pickup begins at 6:45 a.m., with the race scheduled to start at 8 a.m. All runners will receive vintage T-shirts and special awards.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Foundation Love Your Neighbor, which provides supplies and support for children and orphans in the Dominican Republic.

Learn more and register for the Woodyfest 5K at rungeorgia.com.

Perimeter Crossing is located at 1280 Ashford Crossing in Dunwoody.

DeKalb Family Fun Day rescheduled

DeKalb Family Fun Day rescheduled

LITHONIA, Ga. -- The sixth annual DeKalb Family Fun Day has been rescheduled.

DeKalb Family Fun Day will be Sunday, Aug. 25 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bransby Outdoor YMCA at Rock Chapel in Lithonia. It was originally scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 11, but was cancelled due to predicted bad weather.

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The festival will feature food, entertainment, games and vendors. Residents are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies for needy children in the community.

Past DeKalb Family Fun Days have resulted in attendance of 3,000 people -- which means the festival needs plenty of volunteers to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An upcoming 5K in north Fulton County will benefit a local performing arts program.

Lights Camera Run is a 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier that raises money for the Atlanta Workshop Players, an Alpharetta-based theater company.

People from all walks of life -- not just runners -- are invited to come out and dress up as they run through the streets of Alpharetta in support of the arts.

Race entry ranges in price from $15 to $28. Some packages come with great perks, like tickets to Studio Movie Grill, T-shirts and SWAG bags.

Lights Camera Run will be held Saturday, May 11 at Atlanta Workshop Players Acting Studio. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

Visit active.com for more information.

2013 Georgia Rides to the Capitol to raise cycling support

2013 Georgia Rides to the Capitol to raise cycling support

ATLANTA -- The 2013 "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" event will be held through the city on Tuesday, March 26.

A spokeswoman for the ride said more than 1,000 cyclists are expected to participate, as part of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association "GEORGIA BIKES!" program. The bike ride will be escorted by police, and run track through Decatur and Roswell. Leading the pack will be Commissioner Fred Boykin and Mayor Jere Wood, along with more city officials. 

During the "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" event, cyclists hope to raise support for other types of transportation through the metro region. Plus, they hope conditions will improve to allow easier cycling, including the development of regional systems and both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use trails.