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Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule

Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators unveiled the schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 ECHL season on Wednesday.

The Gladiators will open the season on October 18 in Evansville against the IceMen. The home opener at the Arena at Gwinnett Center is against the Wheeling Nailers on Friday, October 24. The Gladiators will host the division rival Greenville Road Warriors the next night.

Twelve ECHL teams will visit the Arena at Gwinnett Center to take on the Gladiators over the course of the team's 36 home games in the new season, which runs through April 11.

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

(WXIA) -- In honor of its role as sponsor of the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, Mellow Mushroom is hosting a contest for the runners, athletes and weekend warriors in metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta-based pizza chain has debuted its Mellow Sports Sweep contest. Based on the old game show "Supermarket Sweep," the contest will give two lucky winners the opportunity to go on a 90-second shopping spree at Sports Authority.

To enter, create a 15-second Instagram video using #MellowSportsSweep explaining why you should win the contest.

The grand prize includes two race entries into the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, one night at the W Atlanta - Buckhead, dinner for two at Mellow Mushroom and, of course, the Sports Authority sweep.

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Tuesday night, college baseball returns to Coolray Field!

The Georgia Bulldogs will be taking on the Kennesaw State Owls at 7pm; tickets for adults are $10 and kids and students are $5!

Come out and cheer on your team!

Race this weekend: Dawg Jog

Race this weekend: Dawg Jog

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia Pre-Vet Club will hold its 10th annual Dawg Jog 5K this weekend.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the G.R.A.C.E. (Grace, Rosemary, Athena Canine Emergency) Fund, which helps clients of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Teaching Hospital.

Humans and dogs alike are invited to participate in the run, which will be held Saturday, Apr. 19 at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Runners will also be entered into a raffle to win prizes from Athens-area businesses.

Visit pre-vet.uga.edu for more information and to sign up for the race.

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

(WXIA) -- Youth running groups, rejoice -- the Atlanta Track Club has created a scholarship program just for you.

The Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge will award scholarships to the three organizations that have the most children registered for the 2014 Peachtree Jr. or Lil' Peach Dash.

The first place team will be given a $1,500 scholarship, a $1,250 cash donation from the Atlanta Track Club and $250 in Sports Authority store credit. Two runners-up will each get $750 scholarships, $500 donations and $250 in Sports Authority credit.

"Through the Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge, we are able to give back to organizations that share our goal of inspiring children to be healthier and more active," Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah said in a release. "Atlanta Track Club is proud to partner with Sports Authority to offer these scholarships to provide extra motivation to keep kids moving."

Race this weekend: Dawg Trot 5K

Race this weekend: Dawg Trot 5K

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia Alumni Association will hold a fun 5K for the community this weekend.

The Dawg Trot 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Mar. 22 at UGA's Stegeman Coliseum. A children's fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m., while the actual race will be off and running at 8 a.m.

Runners will receive T-shirts and access to a post-race celebration with refreshments. The top three finishers overall, as well as the top three finishers in each age group, will also be given awards.

Registration is $25 per person ($15 for those who do not want T-shirts) or $65 for a family of four. A team of 10 can register for $155.

The Dawg Trot is Athens' largest 5K, according to race organizers.

Learn more and sign up at alumni.uga.edu.

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration is open!

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration is open!

ATLANTA -- It's that time of year again -- time to register for the world's largest 10K.

AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery registration is now open. It will close Saturday, Mar. 22 at 11:59 p.m.

Those who are chosen for the race will be informed by Tuesday, Mar. 25.

Visit ajc.com/peachtree to sign up.

The five finalists in the Peachtree T-shirt design contest have also been revealed. Vote for your favorite!