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Race this weekend: Patriot Run

Race this weekend: Patriot Run

TYRONE, Ga. -- The second annual Patriot Run will be held at Sandy Creek High School this weekend.

Runners have the option of participating in a 5K, 10K or 1-mile race. Registered 5K and 10K participants will receive long-sleeve T-shirts, while medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group.

The race will be Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 a.m. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m.

Fees are $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K; the mile run is free. Proceeds will benefit Homeless World Aid, which helps feed and shelter homeless families.

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

Sandy Creek High School is located at 360 Jenkins Road in Tyrone.

Elementary Grand Prix Race Series begins Oct. 4

Elementary Grand Prix Race Series begins Oct. 4

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Rotary Club has announced the 2014-15 lineup of its popular Elementary Grand Prix Race Series.

The series was started in 2005 as a way to curb childhood obesity in Peachtree City and Fayette County. Every elementary school in the county hosts a 5K to encourage students and their families to run and to lead active, healthy lives.

Last year's series raised about $100,000 for the rotary club and local schools.

Participants earn points at each race; the higher they place in their age groups, the more points they earn. The top three finishers in each age group will receive plaques and be recognized at a special rotary club reception in May.

This year's schedule includes:

Saturday, Oct. 4
Fayetteville Elementary 5K
(490 Hood Avenue)

Saturday, Oct. 25
Peeples Elementary 5K
(153 Panther Path)

Race this weekend: R(un) for One

Race this weekend: R(un) for One

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia's R(un) for One 5K and 1-mile fun run will be held this weekend in Fayette County.

The race will be off and running on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. Online registration closes Thursday at 9 p.m., so runners are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Those who wait until race day to register are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

Saturday's race will begin at Woolsey Baptist Church in Fayetteville and wind down to Lake Horton. All runners will be treated to a post-race celebration with food, music and activities.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group, as well as the three overall male and female winners.

Registration for the 5K is $30 in advance and $35 on race day. The fun run is $10 in advance and $15 later. Proceeds will be given to (un)adopted, a charity that benefits orphans in impoverished countries.

Race this weekend: Run for Life

Race this weekend: Run for Life

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Run for Life will be Saturday, June 28 at 8 a.m.

Registration is $25 in advance and can be completed at the race's Eventbrite page. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. and costs $30. There is also a free tot trot for children ages 12 and younger.

The Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center is located at 360 East Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville.

Race this weekend: Old Courthouse 5K

Race this weekend: Old Courthouse 5K

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Fayetteville will continue a longstanding tradition with this weekend's Civitans Old Courthouse 5K.

The race will be held Saturday, June 14 at Fayette Senior Services. Race day registration opens at 7:15 a.m., and the run will begin at 8 a.m.

All runners will receive cotton T-shirts and will be entered into a drawing to win prizes from race sponsors, including Chick-fil-A, Delta Community Credit Union, Dickey's Barbecue Pit and Kroger.

Pre-registration is $25; it costs $30 to sign up on race day. Proceeds from the Old Courthouse 5K will go to several local organizations such as the Joseph Sams School, Fayette County Special Olympics and Southwest Christian Care.

Race this weekend: Goliath Mud Challenge

Race this weekend: Goliath Mud Challenge

TYRONE, Ga. -- A race that past participants have called "awesome" and "the best event ever" will return in 2014.

The Goliath Mud Challenge will be held Saturday, May 31 on property owned by Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Goliath challenges teams to complete 18 obstacles on a 5K course, working together to make it to the end. Runners begin the race in waves, depending on their skill levels.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. It costs $65 to participate; military, first responder and police runners can sign up for only $50. There is also a $25 one-mile option for children.

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

The Christ Our Shepherd property is located at 411 Palmetto Road in Tyrone.

Race this weekend: Inman 5K and 1-Mile Off-Road Run

Race this weekend: Inman 5K and 1-Mile Off-Road Run

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Inman Elementary School will hold its 6th annual off-road run this weekend.

The fun will be held Saturday, Apr. 19 at 8 p.m. Registration is $25 and can be completed at active.com.

Inman Elementary is located at 677 Inman Road in Fayetteville.