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Top 5 Tips for the Peachtree Road Race

Top 5 Tips for the Peachtree Road Race

ATLANTA -- The race is on! The Peachtree Road Race returns to Atlanta Wednesday, July 4. If you are one of the 60,000 who will be participating, are you ready?

Plenty of seasoned runners lace up for this 10K (6.2 mile) event, but it appeals to athletes of all fitness levels. We consulted with Jennifer Hopper, manager of the Piedmont Hospital Health and Fitness Club, to compile our top five tips to make the most of your experience if you are a beginner or intermediate runner planning to participate in the race.

Learn more from HealthWatchMD.

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.

DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games scheduled May 1-11

DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games scheduled  May 1-11

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces the return of the DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games, May 1 – 11, at venues across DeKalb.  DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs will host the 26th annual Olympic-style sports festival, which provides senior adults ages 50 and older an opportunity to compete in their favorite sports and meet other residents from across the county. Registration is currently underway and will close Friday, April 20.

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.

Silverbacks to play college, pro teams in preseason

Silverbacks to play college, pro teams in preseason

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Silverbacks will play six preseason games this year, the soccer club announced Friday.

The preseason schedule will feature two games against professional teams and four against college teams.

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Special Olympics Winter Games

Watch as we head to the Special Olympics, Georgia, to meet some of the amazing athletes. These competitors are incredible and their stories are truly inspirational! What were the highlights of this year's Winter Games? Watch and find out!

For more stories like this one check out http://www.ConnTV.com

Time to register for winter sports leagues

Baseball & Softball Registration begins Dec. 4, 2011 to March 10, 2012 The season will start Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Where: Redan Recreation Center (1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia GA 30058).
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.     Soccer Registration begins Dec. 12, 2011 to Feb. 13, 2012 Register at any DeKalb County Recreation Center.     Flag Football Registration begins Dec. 4, 2011 to March 10, 2012 Where: Redan Recreation Center (1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia GA 30058).
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.