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Historic Roswell 10 Miler & 5K

Historic Roswell 10 Miler & 5K

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Historic Roswell 10 Miler & 5K will be off and running on Saturday, Apr. 13.

Registration is currently open for both races, which will be held on historic Canton Street in the heart of downtown Roswell.

Both races begin at 7 a.m. and wind through the streets of Roswell. Race participation includes a post-event party with music, food and even a restorative yoga class courtesy of lululemon.

The cost is $30 for the 5K; the 10 miler is $60 through Apr. 1 and $70 after that. All finishers will receive performance T-shirts; those who run the 10 miler will also get commemorative race medals.

Proceeds from both the 10 miler and 5K benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Learn more and sign up at roswell10miler.com.

Roswell gymnasts impress at national meets

Roswell gymnasts impress at national meets

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Men's Gymnastics Team has been dominating the national gymnastics scene lately, and turned out two impressive showings in February.

"Out-of-state meets provide our Roswell gymnasts with a broader view of competition and exposure to new judges. Roswell coaches and gymnasts competed very well in out-of-state meets this season and we're all so proud of their success," Roswell Gymnastics director and coach Ben Wood said in a statement.

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Roswell native shoots 'worst free throw in history'

Roswell native shoots 'worst free throw in history'

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Fame is fickle, especially in politics or sports. Think Marco Rubio's water bottle from last week.

However, this week it's a fingernail.

Now, here is another offering of how you can get real famous, real quick, in real time -- the key is by keeping it real.

Shanteona Keys is from Roswell and attends Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. She is the best player on her basketball team and the most accomplished off the court -- a 4.0 student and the leading scorer, averaging 16 points per game.

But this week, Shanteona went viral. She missed a free throw that one website described as the "worst in basketball history."

As she was attempting the shot, her fingernail caught her nostril and the ball went only a few feet high.

Monkey Joe's holding birthday celebration

Monkey Joe's holding birthday celebration

ATLANTA -- Monday is the birthday of Monkey Joe, namesake of the popular indoor bounce house venues.

To celebrate, Monkey Joe's is offering plenty of family fun, including reduced admission prices, all day.

On Feb. 18, entry into every Monkey Joe's location is only $5. The first 100 children at each facility will be treated to a free pizza party, and the first 75 children will be given birthday party goodie bags.

"Monkey Joe's birthday party provides us an opportunity to thank our loyal customers for their continued support of Monkey Joe's locations across the country," Monkey Joe's brand manager Sonny Crumpton said in a statement. "As a way to honor the families that visit Monkey Joe's time and again, we wanted to show our appreciation with discounted admission and special treats and events, which we believe both children and their parents will enjoy."

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants all residents to develop regular physical activity habits, get healthier and have fun while “walking across Georgia”.  Daily activities such as walking the dog, going for a jog and playing catch with the kids quickly add up to virtual miles that are used to “walk” across the state. 

“We invite all residents who made New Year’s resolutions to get fit and be healthier to join our initiative,” says Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Although this event is called Walk Georgia, any form of activity can be logged to track mileage.  The primary goal is to get moving.”

Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders attend Roswell City Classic

Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders attend Roswell City Classic

ROSWELL, Ga. -- More than 350 gymnasts and some very special guests attended this year's Roswell City Classic at Roswell Gymnastics on Jan. 12.

The event is the largest men's gymnastics meet in the Southeast.

"Each year, the Roswell City Classic increases in the number of teams and gymnasts, providing the most challenging meet early in the season," Roswell Men's Gymnastics Team director Ben Wood said in a statement.

RELATED | Roswell Gymnastics girls win state meet
PHOTOS | Olympians visit Roswell Gymnastics

The Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders visited this year's classic, entertaining the crowd and passing out Hawks paraphernalia. They also handed out awards to the winning gymnasts.

Bowl-a-Thon to benefit Cambridge HS girls' lacrosse

Bowl-a-Thon to benefit Cambridge HS girls' lacrosse

MILTON, Ga. -- The Cambridge High School Lady Bears have planned a fun event to raise money for their lacrosse team.

The sports program's first annual Bowl-a-Thon will be held Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at Brunswick Zone in Roswell. All proceeds will benefit the girls' lacrosse team.

Write to lacrosse coach Pam Masinko at pmasinko@yahoo.com to learn more or to sponsor a lacrosse player at the Bowl-a-Thon.

Brunswick Zone is located at 785 Old Roswell Road.