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Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

 

Expect road closures on Sunday as runners discover Atlanta one mile at a time at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The 26.2 mile urban course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station taking participants on a tour of Atlanta past well-known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods such as Georgia Tech, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Center, Piedmont Park, Buckhead and the famous Peachtree Road.

Below are some important resources for spectators and residents / businesses located along the course.

Chase Seemore the Owl to help others see

Chase Seemore the Owl to help others see

SMYRNA, Ga. -- If you're interested in running a 5K on a beautiful fall morning, why not participate in one that benefits others?

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia will host its annual Spooktacular Chase. Formerly known as the Race to See, this 5K has runners "chase" Seemore the Owl as they raise money for programs that serve blind and low-vision residents of northwest Georgia.

Registration for the race begins at 7 a.m. at Smyrna's Cobb Park, with the run scheduled to start at 8 a.m.

For more information about the race or VRSGA, contact Marla Shavin at 404-403-2352 or mshavin@vrsga.org.

Cobb Park is located at 2776 Sanford Road across the street from Campbell High School.

Time to register for the Cobb Make A Wish Foundation 5k and help make a child's wish come true

Time to register for the Cobb Make A Wish Foundation 5k and help make a child's wish come true

Cobb's annual 5K to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, and pre-registration is open now. All net proceeds from the race will go to the foundation to grant wishes for Cobb children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Runners have the option of electronic timed or untimed registration. Fees are $25 timed and $20 untimed before Oct. 1. After then, fees are $35 timed and $25 untimed up to race day. Fees for children 12 and younger are $10 with children 5 and younger free. Groups of 10 or more are $20 timed and $15 untimed. If you would like to support the race, but are not able to attend, you can register as a "phantom" runner for $20. All registered participants, including phantom, will receive a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt, except children 5 and younger.

Last year, six local children's wishes were granted.

LOCAL PROFILE: NFL Linebacker Rennie Curran

LILBURN -- Former Brookwood High School football standout, Rennie Curran is patiently waiting for a new jersey. Over the past two years, Curran went from the University of Georgia to LP Field in Nashville and now he's back at home.

 Curran was released shortly after this year's NFL pre-season, despite leading the team in tackles during the pre-season. 

Since being cut, Curran has been training at Catalyst and other gyms to ensure that when he does get a call, he wont miss a step. Curran is pretty confident he'll be wearing someone's jersey soon.    

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.

BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.

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