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Running around Metro Atlanta this weekend

ATLANTA - This weekend's race calendar includes runs in Norcross, Woodstock, Sandy Springs and Inman Park.

For the last weekend in April, runners can lace up their shoes starting Friday night.

The Atlanta edition of the Vampire 5K kicks off - for both vampires and citizens - Friday night at 7:45 at Six Flags Over Georgia. Racers will be able to pick up packets inside the pavilions underneath the Great American Scream Machine from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Race Day Registration is available for $55 per team or $60 per individual. The race course runs through service roads and parking lots, but also takes a jog through the amusement park itself. For more information, visit Vampire5k.com.

The 11th Annual Dale Sanders Apalache Wildcat 5K and Mile Fun Run kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in Winder. For more info, call 770-586-5111.

The Run for the Stars 5K and Fun Run also kicks off at 6:30 Friday night in Canton. More information on that race can be found by calling 678-591-4056.

Saturday, there's an entire laundry list of races, including the Dog Dash 5K in Grant Park, the Atlanta Beltline Northside 5K, the Refuge Run 5K, the Impact Haiti 5K, the Girls on the Run of Atlanta Spring 5K and the Journey Towards Health 5K, all in Atlanta.  Other races Saturday include the Jonquil City Jog 5K/1K/Tot Trot in Smyrna, the Sope Creek Spring Fever 5K in Marietta, the Muddin 4 Life Mud Run in Carrollton and the Mad Hatters & Munchkins 5K and Fun Run in Douglasville.

Other races Saturday include:












 Muddy Duck Dash 3.5 mile Challenge Race, Gainesville, 8:00 a.m.
 Celebrate Clayton 5K, Clayton, 9:00 a.m.
 The Fast and The Furriest 5K, Ellijay, 10:00 a.m.
 Autism Awareness 5K Trail and Family Fun Run, South Forsyth, 8:00 a.m.
 Rose City Run 10K & Mile, Thomasville, 8:00 a.m.
 Dog Dash 5K, Atlanta, Grant Park, 9:00 a.m.
 Athens Twilight Criterium and 5K, Athens, 8:00 a.m.
 Atlanta Beltline Northside 5K, Atlanta, 8:00 a.m.
 Chick-Fil-A Race Series 5K/Mile, Milledgeville, 8:00 a.m.
 I Am That Hero 5K, Kennesaw, 6:00 p.m.
 Taylor County race for Literacy 5K, Reynolds, 8:00 a.m.
 Refuge Run 5K, Atlanta, 8:30 a.m.
 Grayson Days Road Race 5K & Mile, Grayson, 7:30 a.m.
 Bulldog Dash & Bash 5K, Cornelia, 8:00 a.m.
 Elberton Lions Club 5K, Elberton, 9:00 a.m.
 Run Your Mouth 5K, Athens, 8:00 a.m.
 Pay it FORDward 5K, Loganville, 8:00 a.m.
 Run for the World 5K, Kennesaw, 8:00 a.m.
 X-Treme Ranger Mud Run, Dahlonega, 9:00 a.m.
 Doggie Dash 5K Run/Walk, Auburn, GA, 9:00 a.m.
 Superhero Scramble, Dalton, 8:45 a.m.
 Muddin 4 Life Mud Run, Carollton, 9:00 a.m.
 Chamblee Run & Rotary Roll 5K Run and 1K Walk & Roll, Chamblee, 8:00 a.m.
 I See a Cure Relay for Life 5K Run/Walk, Suwanee, 8:00 a.m.
 Racing for Hope 5K Run/Walk, Louisville, GA, 8:00 a.m.
 Etoway Riverwalk 5K, Cartersville, 1:30 p.m.
 Run for a Cure 5K and Mile, Wrightsville, 7:00 p.m.
 Fraser Counseling Center 5K Run and Walk, Hinesville, 8:15 a.m.
 Color the Grove 5K & Music Fest, Albany, 2:00 p.m.
 3rd Annual 5K Walk for a Drug Free Community, Newnan, 7:00 a.m.
 Impact Haiti 5K, Atlanta, 8:00 a.m.
 Sope Creek Spring Fever 5K, Marietta, 8:00 a.m.
 Girls on the Run of Atlanta Spring 5K, Atlanta, 8:00 a.m.
 Miles for Mikey 5K and Fun Run, Mountain Park, 8:00 a.m.
 NCR Spring for Cancer 5K & 10K, Dunwoody, 8:00 a.m.
 Monroe Jr. Service League 5K / 10K / Fun Run, Monroe, 8:00 a.m.
 Journey Towards Health 5K, Atlanta, 8:00 a.m.
 Muddin' 4 Life 5K Mud Run, Tallapoosa, 8:00 a.m.
 McCleskey 5K, Marietta, 8:00 a.m.
 Jonquil City Jog 5K / 1K / Tot Trot, Smyrna, 8:00 a.m.
 Mad Hatters & Munchkins 5K and Fun Run, Douglasville, 8:30 a.m.
 Race for Riley 5K/Mile/Bike Options, Chattahoochee Hills, 8:30 a.m.
 Spring Chicken Festival 5K, Gainesville, 9:00 a.m.
 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, Lawrenceville, 9:00 a.m.

Sunday's races include the Petco 5K9 Run/Walk in Sandy Springs and the Mary Lin Rocket Run 5K & 1 Mile in Inman Park.

Full information and links to the races can be found from RunGeorgia.com.