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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!

Alpharetta rower wins national title

Alpharetta rower wins national title

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A member of the Saint Andrew Rowing Club placed first in her age group at a recent major competition.

Isabel Castro won the 4-minute row for 12- and 13-year-old women at the C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championship in Boston last weekend. She rowed 1,011 meters in those four minutes, beating the second-place finisher by 60 meters. See the results.

The 7th grader has competed in a number of regional and national rowing competitions, earning American and world records in her age group in the process.

Castro lives in Alpharetta and attends Piney Grove Middle School in Cumming.

Learn more about the Saint Andrew Rowing Club at standrewrowing.com.

Race this weekend: Warthog Waddle

Race this weekend: Warthog Waddle

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Wiphan Care Ministries' annual 5K, the Warthog Waddle, will be held in Roswell this weekend.

The race will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at Fellowship Bible Church. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:45 a.m. A 1K fun run will start at 8 a.m., while the 5K will be off and running at 8:30 a.m.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners, and the top three finishers in each age group. All runners will also receive technical T-shirts, while fun run participants will get carved African pendants.

The Warthog Waddle costs $30 for the 5K and $20 for the 1K. Proceeds will benefit Wiphan, which cares for widows and orphans in Zambia. Race organizers hope to raise $25,000 for the charity.

A pre- and post-race market will allow runners to further benefit Wiphan. T-shirts, cookbooks and African jewelry will be sold at the market.

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.

Pee-wee hockey players need help to take on Canada

Pee-wee hockey players need help to take on Canada

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Atlanta Fire Hockey Club and The Cooler will host a weekend hockey tournament to raise money to send pee-wee hockey players to Quebec for an invitation-only tournament in February.

The 6th Annual Atlanta Freedom Cup will begin with one game on Friday night and continue through Monday the 20th at The Cooler in Alpharetta.

The fundraiser will help families pay to send their kids to the Pee Wee World Championship in Quebec City. Pee-wee level hockey is for kids ages 11, 12 and some turning 13.

The Quebec tournament is a big deal, since it draws more than 2,250 competitors from over 15 countries. 

Invitations for the Quebec Pee-Wee Tournament are extended to youth hockey organizations that have established a strong commitment to kids and sportsmanship. 

Flag football registration open

Flag football registration open

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell's Men's Flag Football league is now registering teams for the 2014 season.

The league is open to adults who want to play competitive flag football. Registration is $570 per team.

To sign up, visit the Recreation and Parks Department at City Hall, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact O.J. Conner at 770-641-3996 or oconner@roswellgov.com.