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Race this weekend: Shamrock Run

Race this weekend: Shamrock Run

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Suwanee Kiwanis will hold a 5K fundraiser at Town Center Park this weekend.

The Shamrock Run has a St. Patrick's Day theme and is one of the final AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifiers before public race registration opens on Mar. 15.

The race will be Saturday, Mar. 14 at 8 a.m.; packet pick-up opens at 7 a.m. Registration is $30.

All runners will receive performance T-shirts with an Irish flare. Awards will be given to the top overall finishers and top finishers in each age group.

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

Suwanee Town Center Park is located at 330 Town Center Avenue.

Gwinnett Braves to audition National Anthem singers

Gwinnett Braves to audition National Anthem singers

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves will hold auditions for performers and groups to sing the National Anthem at 2015 home games.

Auditions will be Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coolray Field. Those who cannot attend can schedule an alternate time by calling 678-277-0312.

Singers who have performed the National Anthem at past Gwinnett Braves games still must audition this weekend.

Visit milb.com for more information and to register for an audition time.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive NE in Lawrenceville.

Upcoming Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

Upcoming Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

(WXIA) -- Registration for the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens Sunday, Mar. 15 (Sunday, Mar. 1 for Atlanta Track Club members).

Most runners will undoubtedly want to be placed in the highest possible time group. The best way to do this is to enter a finish time from a USATF-certified race (5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, 10-miler or half marathon).

A number of official Peachtree qualifiers will be held in the coming weeks. Here are a few of them:

Saturday, Feb. 14
Mardi Gras (5K), Marietta
Location: Marietta Square
Cost: $30
Supports: Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
More information: marietta5krun.com

Run a half in 2015 | Suwanee Gateway

Run a half in 2015 | Suwanee Gateway

SUWANEE, Ga. -- If a half marathon is on your list of goals for 2015, Georgia will host several 13.1-mile races throughout the year.

The first-ever Suwanee Gateway Half Marathon will be Saturday, Jan. 31 at Town Center Park.

Runners will travel the Suwanee greenway, getting the best possible view of the city. Race organizers said the course has "a great mix of flat and hills, which will be fun for every type of runner." Finishers will receive technical T-shirts and medals.

Race this weekend: Homeruns for Hope

Race this weekend: Homeruns for Hope

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The city of Suwanee will host a race this weekend to benefit children's cancer treatment and research.

Homeruns for Hope 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 6 at Suwanee Town Center Park. It is an evening race; registration opens at 5:30 p.m., with runners set to take to the course at 7 p.m.

Advance registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for a quarter-mile kids' run. The prices go up to $25 and $15, respectively, on race day. Money raised by the event will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, CHOA's Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, and When Everyone Survives, a leukemia research foundation.

Runners will receive race T-shirts, goodie bags and access to a post-race showing of The Sandlot. The top male and female finishers and first finishers in each age group will get special awards.

Race this weekend: Thin Mint Sprint

Race this weekend: Thin Mint Sprint

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Lanier Girl Scouts will host a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Thin Mint Sprint will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at Settles Bridge Park in Suwanee. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m., and the run is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. A 1-mile fun run will start at 9:30 a.m.

It costs $30 to sign up for the 5K on race day. The fun run is $20. Finishers who sign up at the last minute will have their T-shirts mailed to them within a month of the event.

A registration form can be downloaded at lanier.scoutlander.com. Those who sign up on paper, as opposed to online, will have $3 extra of their entry fee given directly to the scouts' annual fund.

Settles Bridge Park is located at 380 Johnson Road.

Orangetheory fitness to open Roswell studio

Orangetheory fitness to open Roswell studio

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Orangetheory Fitness will open several more studios in metro Atlanta this year.

The group exercise concept will debut its seventh Atlanta-area location in Roswell next month. The new Orangetheory will be located in the Roswell Crossing shopping center on West Crossville Road.

"We know this community will embrace this new fitness concept. Roswell has strong community support and pride," Cindy Hirsch, co-owner of the new studio, said in a release. Cindy and her husband Gary plan to open another Orangetheory studio in Suwanee in the fall. Other locations scheduled to open later this summer include Alpharetta and Druid Hills.

Orangetheory Fitness members engage in high-intensity cardio and strength training sessions. According to the company, each workout burns between 500 and 900 calories, and results in a metabolic increase that continues to burn calories for up to 36 hours.