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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.

Fuzz Run returns in September

Fuzz Run returns in September

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The popular Covington Police Department Fuzz Run will be back in 2013.

The 5K and mile fun run raises money for the department's Police Who Care Fund, which helps cops with medical expenses and family members of officers killed in the line of duty.

This year's race will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at Conyers Street Gym. Registration is $21 for runners who want long-sleeved T-shirts and $18 for those who want shirts with short sleeves.

Visit covingtonpolice.com for more information and to register.

Conyers Street Gym is located at 1143 Oak Street.

Soccer camp begins next week

Soccer camp begins next week

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Abiding Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a soccer camp all next week.

The Heroes of Faith camp, which is open to children ages 6-14, will be held July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon daily. It is coached by soccer players from Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Soccer skills are taught from a Christian perspective in this camp, which costs $45 per child.

Learn more and sign up at agwels.com.

Abiding Grace is located at 5500 Highway 212 North in Covington.

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery were chosen Monday morning.

If you weren't picked, don't despair. There are still plenty of local 10Ks, half marathons and other ways to challenge yourself between now and Independence Day.

Here are a few of the upcoming races in metro Atlanta. All of them have options that are longer than a 5K (or 3.1 miles); all start times and costs listed are for the longer races.

Check active.com and Run Georgia year-round for all the events in the area.

Oxford tennis clinics begin Monday

Oxford tennis clinics begin Monday

OXFORD, Ga. -- Oxford College is offering winter and spring tennis clinics for children ages 4 and up.

The first session is four weeks long and begins Monday. Five- and six-week sessions will be offered later this year.

The tennis clinics cost $15 for a single class. The four-week session is $50, while the five- and six-week classes are $60 and $70, respectively.

Learn more about the tennis clinics at oxford.emory.edu.

Ride for Leadership cycles through Newton County

Ride for Leadership cycles through Newton County

OXFORD, Ga. -- Cyclists from all walks of life are invited to join members of the Oxford College community for a ride through Newton County this weekend.

The third annual Ride for Leadership will take off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Riders will meet at the Quad on the Oxford College campus and can choose between a 15- or 33-mile loop along the county's historic back roads. The cost is $25.

Organizers say the Ride for Leadership was started as a way for Newton County and Oxford College residents to bond. Money raised by the event goes to leadership programs at the college.

For more information, visit oxford.emory.edu/bikeride.