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Race this weekend: Running with Elvis

Race this weekend: Running with Elvis

BUFORD, Ga. -- Get "all shook up" at an Elvis Presley-themed 5K this weekend.

The Running with Elvis 5K, Fun Run & Tot Trot will be Saturday, Sept. 13 at West Bank Park on the shores of Lake Lanier. Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. and will be followed by the fun run at 8 a.m., the 5K at 8:15 a.m. and the tot trot at 9:15 a.m.

Race organizers describe the course as scenic, flat and fast. Runners who arrived dressed as Elvis will earn a 20-second head start on the 5K.

All participants will receive T-shirts, while awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers and top three runners in each age group.

Advance registration is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. The prices go up to $30 and $25, respectively, on race day. The tot trot is free.

Proceeds from the race will benefit programs at North Lanier Christian Academy.

Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule

Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators unveiled the schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 ECHL season on Wednesday.

The Gladiators will open the season on October 18 in Evansville against the IceMen. The home opener at the Arena at Gwinnett Center is against the Wheeling Nailers on Friday, October 24. The Gladiators will host the division rival Greenville Road Warriors the next night.

Twelve ECHL teams will visit the Arena at Gwinnett Center to take on the Gladiators over the course of the team's 36 home games in the new season, which runs through April 11.

Race this weekend: Leave Cancer in the Dust

Race this weekend: Leave Cancer in the Dust

BUFORD, Ga. -- The Relay for Life team from Ivy Creek Elementary School will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The third annual Leave Cancer in the Dust race will be Saturday, May 17. Packet pickup begins at 7 a.m., and the race will start at 8 a.m.

Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, and male and female masters finishers. The top three male and female runners in each age group will get medals.

Registration is $25 per runner, or $15 for children ages 14 and younger. Families can sign up for a flat rate of $60. The fees include a T-shirt.

Learn more and sign up at fundracers.org.

Ivy Creek Elementary, where the race will be held, is located at 3443 Ridge Road in Buford.

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!

Clemson signs 6 Ga. students

Clemson signs 6 Ga. students

(WXIA) -- Six young men from Georgia will become Clemson Tigers in the fall.

The students committed to the South Carolina university Wednesday during National Signing Day festivities.

Recruits include:

* Adam Choice, running back
Lives in Thomasville
Attends Thomas County Central HS

* Demarre Kitt, wide receiver
Lives in Fayetteville
Attends Sandy Creek HS

* Kyrin Priester, wide receiver
Lives in Lilburn
Attends Brookwood HS

* Milan Richard, tight end
Lives in Savannah
Attends Calvary Day School

* Korie Rogers, linebacker
Lives in Flowery Branch
Attends Buford HS

* Deshaun Watson, quarterback
Lives in Gainesville
Attends Gainesville HS

COMPLETE COVERAGE | National Signing Day 2014

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.