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Run a Halloween race

Run a Halloween race

ATLANTA -- Fall is in the air, Halloween candy has begun to grace grocery store shelves and it's time to start training for a spooky race.

Several metro Atlanta 5Ks, 10Ks and more carry Halloween themes during this time of year. Here is a list of some of the area's fall runs.

(There is also still time to register for many of the upcoming Christmas and holiday runs in the Atlanta area! Check Active and Run Georgia year-round for more races.)

Agape Charity Golf Tournament

 

Tee Up for the Agape Charity Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual Agape Charity Golf Tournament will take place Monday, Oct. 1, at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. The tournament raises funds to support academic-based afterschool programming for local children who live in underserved families.

Atlanta resident Billy Andrade, a four-time PGA Tour winner and an on-course reporter for the Golf Channel, will play with the top sponsors and host the $1 million Hole-in-One Contest.

Located at 2353 Bolton Road, the Agape Community Center serves approximately 175 girls and boys each year in academic-based afterschool programs and athletic-based summer camps.

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.

Plan your child's summer at Cobb's Summer Camp Expo 2012

Plan your child's summer at Cobb's Summer Camp Expo 2012

 

Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will be hosting the Second Annual Cobb Summer Camp Expo 2012 on Saturday, March 17.

This event will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Cobb Civic Center from . The Summer Camp Expo is your one-stop shop for summer camp programs for your children. You will find information about day camps, art camps, church camps, overnight camps, performing art programs, tennis camps and much more.

Admission is free.

The Cobb Civic Center is located at 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta GA 30060. For more information contact Wendy.Collins@cobbcounty.org or call (770) 528-8885. 

KSU Rallies to Stun UNC Asheville

KSU Rallies to Stun UNC Asheville

KENNESAW, Ga. - Sametria Gideon scored a career-high 25 points, leading for Lady Owls in double-figures in scoring as the Kennesaw State women's basketball team rallied from an 11-point deficit to stun UNC Asheville, 83-79, at the KSU Convocation Center Saturday night.

 The Lady Owls (4-6) trailed for the entire contest until late in the second half.  Down 11 with just under six minutes to go, a 3-pointer by Ashley Holliday sparked an, 8-0, run to get the Lady Owls back into the contest.  After a steal by Elaina Gray on the defensive end, Taylor Mills connected on a 3-pointer of her own to cut the lead down to five, 73-68.  Following a defensive stop, Holliday found Kristina Wells alone for a lay-up to slice the lead down to three with 4:30 left in the contest.

2011 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest entry deadline is Nov. 3rd

2011 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest entry deadline is Nov. 3rd

The entry deadline is nearing for the 2011 'Fun in the Park' photo contest.

As you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs' parks and activities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories of your sports activities, the beauty of nature and wildlife in the parks, and anything else that shows why you enjoy your day at the park.