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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. 

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

Holcomb Bridge MS invites 'assisted athletes' to run 5K

Holcomb Bridge MS invites 'assisted athletes' to run 5K

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Holcomb Bridge Middle School's Holcomb Bridge Hustle 5K will be back for the third year next month.

The event has again partnered with the Kyle Pease Foundation to make the race accessible to athletes with disabilities. Competitors in racing wheelchairs are welcome to participate; several volunteers will be available to push them all the way to the finish line.

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"The Hustle 5K continues to exceed my expectations," Holcomb Bridge Middle principal Joy Schroerlucke said in a statement. "I'm very excited to see the turnout we will have at our third annual event this year."

Race co-chair Mike Buteau said partnering with the Kyle Pease Foundation made the 5K even more special.

USA TODAY lists Atlanta's top haunted houses

USA TODAY lists Atlanta's top haunted houses

ATLANTA -- Are you in the mood for a scare this Halloween season?

11Alive partner USA TODAY features a list of Atlanta's best haunted attractions.

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The newspaper chose 10 of the top-ranked haunts to ensure local residents know where to go to become thoroughly spooked.

Registration open for Mayor's Challenge 5K

Registration open for Mayor's Challenge 5K

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- There's still time to sign up for this year's Mayor's Challenge 5K.

The annual race is part of the Alpharetta Rotary Club's city block party. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 on Milton Avenue in downtown Alpharetta; registration and the party start at 6 p.m., and a fun run will start at 7 p.m. The 5K begins at 7:30 p.m.

Registration is $30 and includes a technical T-shirt. Awards will be granted to the top male and female finishers in each age group.

After the run, participants and spectators alike are invited to stick around for a party featuring great food, live music and more.

Proceeds from the Mayor's Challenge benefit several charities helped by the rotary club, including Drake House, North Fulton Community Charities and Habitat for Humanity.

Visit mayorschallenge.com for more information and to sign up.

Win free registration to IronKids triathlon

Win free registration to IronKids triathlon

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving 20 lucky kids free entry to this year's IronKids Alpharetta triathlon.

Children ages 6 to 15 can enter to win free registration at awesomealpharetta.com. The contest closes July 31; winners will be notified during the first week of August.

Alpharetta's IronKids event is the largest youth triathlon in the country, according to the local CVB.

The race is divided into age-appropriate distances:

Children 6-8
50-yard swim
2-mile bike ride
500-yard run

Children 9-11
150-yard swim
4-mile bike ride
1-mile run

Children 12-15
300-yard swim
8-mile bike ride
2-mile run