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Georgians win all divisions of Allstate 13.1

Georgians win all divisions of Allstate 13.1

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Georgia emerged triumphant in this year's Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 Marathon and Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K.

The races were held Saturday and saw more than 3,600 competitors take to the streets of Brookhaven and Chamblee.

Andrew Carwood won the men's division with a time of 1:17:39. It was the 34-year-old Marietta resident's first win.

"The weather was perfect, the course was tough and the race was extremely well organized," Carwood said after winning. "Being in my mid-thirties now, training and nutrition is extremely important. I owe my wife, Becky, a huge thanks for training with me and keeping me on a solid nutrition plan."

Atlanta resident Jonathan Koch placed second with a time of 1:18:59. Paul Duckett of Dallas, Texas, came in third at 1:19:31.

Run a 5K at Kennesaw Mountain

Run a 5K at Kennesaw Mountain

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Runners can challenge themselves with a 5K run up Kennesaw Mountain next month.

The second annual Assault on Kennesaw Mountain will be held Saturday, Oct. 12.

Runners will begin assembling at Marietta's Grace Community Church at 6 a.m. The race will be off and running at 7:30 a.m. sharp. Its course begins at the intersection of Kennesaw Avenue and Tower Road, follows Kennesaw Avenue's old running path and eventually winds to the national park, finishing in the parking lot atop the mountain.

Registration is $35 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds from the race benefit the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation.

Learn more and sign up at active.com.

Grace Community Church is located at 770 Kennesaw Avenue NW.

Registration open for Superheroes vs. Villains 5K

Registration open for Superheroes vs. Villains 5K

MARIETTA, Ga. -- It's time to fight crime -- or maybe stir up some trouble -- in west Cobb.

The Superheroes vs. Villains 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 19. It will feature some stellar prizes, including medals, T-shirts and goody bags for all finishers. The male and female winners will each receive trips to Universal Studios in Orlando; the top male and female finishers over age 40 will each get a Kindle; and the male and female hero and villain winners will each receive courtside tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game.

Best of all -- the superhero and villain with the best costume will each win a 2014 season pass to Six Flags Over Georgia. Runners-up will receive single-day passes.

The race will start at 8 a.m. at Required Fitness near the intersection of Mary Eliza Trace and Due West Road.

Registration is $30 and can be completed at superheroesvsvillains5k.com.

Orangetheory® Fitness set to revolutionize Atlanta workouts

ATLANTA -- Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing group interval fitness concept, will soon make its mark on the Atlanta fitness scene. Four Atlanta-area locations are slated to be open by the end of the year, with more than 35 locations total planned for the metro area over the next three years.

Set to open in September, the first Orangetheory studio will be located on Collier Road in Midtown. Studio locations are also planned for Marietta and Sandy Springs.

Four draft picks opt to attend Georgia

Four draft picks opt to attend Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. -- Three members of Georgia's latest baseball recruiting class along with rising senior pitcher Patrick Boling will be wearing Bulldog red and black in 2014 after passing on a chance to sign a professional contract.

Seven Bulldog signees plus three student-athletes from the 2013 club were selected in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft this past June, and teams had until Friday to sign their draft picks.

Pitcher Robert Tyler (Baltimore, 28th round), outfielder Stephen Wrenn (Atlanta, 28th round) and shortstop Michael Bell (Miami, 37th round) look to be key contributors for the Bulldogs over the next few years after choosing to honor their commitment to the University of Georgia. Also, the return of the versatile Boling (Washington, 32nd round) bolsters the pitching staff.

Monkey Joe's to raise money for Tripp Halstead

Monkey Joe's to raise money for Tripp Halstead

ATLANTA -- Several Monkey Joe's locations in Georgia will host an event to raise money for Tripp Halstead's family.

Jump for Tripp will be held all day on Sunday, May 19. Ten percent of sales will benefit the family of the 2 year old, who was hit by a falling tree branch at his daycare center last October.

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The Monkey Joe's venues in Cumming, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Morrow, Newnan, Roswell, Tucker and Warner Robins will participate in Jump for Tripp.

Visit monkeyjoes.com to learn more.

Skee Ball - A real sport in Atlanta

Skee Ball - A real sport in Atlanta

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Some people have fantasy football, some have bowling leagues -- and some have skee ball.

Skeelanta is a tight-knit group of very competitive skee ball players. They meet and compete at 120 Tavern & Music Hall in Marietta to talk trash, win trophies and generally have a great time.

Skeelanta is trying to expand. Its summer league starts next week.

Learn more and sign up at the Skeelanta Facebook page.