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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.

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.

Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

(WXIA) -- Thanksgiving is a week away, and with the turkey and trimmings comes another Atlanta tradition: the ATC Atlanta Half Marathon.

The 13.1-mile race begins and ends at Turner Field. Its course covers much of the city, including Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park, historic Auburn Avenue and Oakland Cemetery.

There is still time to sign up; registration is $95 at Wednesday's race expo. Get all the details here. There are also Thanksgiving Day 5K, Mashed Potato Mile and Gravy Gallop options for those who aren't ready to tackle a half.

Can't make it to Atlanta on Thanksgiving morning? There are plenty of race options in the suburbs too! Here are a few of them:

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.

10K/5K to raise money for autism research

10K/5K to raise money for autism research

CUMMING, Ga. -- A special race to benefit people with autism will be held in Forsyth County on Labor Day.

The Labor Day 10K will raise money for Talk About Curing Autism, a national 501(c)(3) that provides resources and support to families touched by autism.

It will be held Monday, Sept. 2 at Totally Running in Cumming. Packet pickup starts at 6 a.m., with the 10K and its accompanying 5K scheduled to be off and running at 7:30 a.m.

Registration is $40 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K through Tuesday, Aug. 20. Sign up no later than that date to be guaranteed a T-shirt. After Aug. 20, the fee goes up to $45 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K.

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

Totally Running is located at 405 Peachtree Parkway, across the street from The Avenue.

Run for Tyler to be held Aug. 3

Run for Tyler to be held Aug. 3

CUMMING, Ga. -- The 6th annual Run for Tyler 5K will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at North Forsyth Middle School.

The race is held in memory of Tyler Howarth, who was killed in an accident in 2006. Proceeds benefit the Tyler Howarth Community Fund, which supports schools in northern Forsyth County.

Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in the race, which begins at 8 a.m. Registration is $15 before Saturday, July 27 and $20 after. Everyone who pre-registers is guaranteed a T-shirt.

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

North Forsyth Middle School is located at 3645 Coal Mountain Drive in Cumming.