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Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants all residents to develop regular physical activity habits, get healthier and have fun while “walking across Georgia”.  Daily activities such as walking the dog, going for a jog and playing catch with the kids quickly add up to virtual miles that are used to “walk” across the state. 

“We invite all residents who made New Year’s resolutions to get fit and be healthier to join our initiative,” says Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Although this event is called Walk Georgia, any form of activity can be logged to track mileage.  The primary goal is to get moving.”

Griddle Gallop to benefit Christian City

Griddle Gallop to benefit Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- There is now an active (and tasty) way to help the children of Christian City.

This year's Christian City Pancake Breakfast will also feature a Griddle Gallop 5K & 1-Mile Walk.

RELATED | Other ways to help the Christian City kids

The beautiful race course winds around the 500-acre Christian City campus. The run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 and includes a full pancake breakfast.

Entry fees are $20 until Sept. 24, $25 until Oct. 24 and $30 on race day. Register for the Griddle Gallop.

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.

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.

Dance Aerobics Class Saturday

 

BOOM SHOCK N LOCK DANCE AEROBICS CLASS 

When: 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month begnning March 24 - 9AM-10AM 
Where: Ronald Bridges Park; 5285 Lakeside Drive; Union City, GA 30291 
Who: Stephanie Jones, Boom Shock Fitness

Burdett Gym 12-under basketball team wins State Championship

Burdett Gym 12-under basketball team wins State Championship

College Park --  The Burdett Gym 12-Under Basketball Team took the 12-U Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Championship this past weekend with a winning score of 62- 41.

The boys played in two leagues and played more than 20 games during the season to advance to the state championship held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Griffin, Georgia at Griffin High School.

The winning team members are: Sean Nelson, Ross Andrews, Marcus Reid Jr., Jalil Balli-Nuriddin, Jordan Farmer, Jeffery Taylor, Jamonne Williams, Jay Johnson, Georgia Haynes and Jabril Asson.  The team’s Head Coach is Mr. Bryant Conner.

Fulton County’s Parks and Recreation program produced several other winning teams that advanced to state competitions held in Savannah, Griffin and in College Park, Georgia.

Union City Prepares for 2012 Bike Race

The Mayor's Bike Race will take place March 17-18, 2012. Please bring your family and friends for a fun filled day of competitive racing. Information regarding the race can be accessed by selecting the following link: Mayor's Bike Race