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Allstate Life Insurance℠ Atlanta 13.1 Marathon® and Hyundai Hope on Wheels Coming To Atlanta

Allstate Life Insurance℠ Atlanta 13.1 Marathon® and Hyundai Hope on Wheels Coming To Atlanta

The Allstate Life Insurance℠ Atlanta 13.1 Marathon® and Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K events will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013, beginning at 7 a.m.  The race will start and finish at Town Brookhaven, 4330 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. The course encompasses Town Brookhaven in Atlanta's Brookhaven community, situated on Peachtree Road, north of Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, and borders the historic Oglethorpe University. 

The Allstate Life Insurance℠ Atlanta 13.1 Marathon® is walker friendly. The course will remain open for 3 hours and 30 minutes (16 minute/mile pace). Participants have until Oct. 2 to register online and can do so at http://www.131marathon.com/Atlanta/.  Cost ranges from $25-45 for the 5K and $60-100 for half marathon.

Parents of Fulton Leadership Academy for Girls to present Links for Leadership Golf Tournament

Parents of Fulton Leadership Academy for Girls to present Links for Leadership Golf Tournament

ATLANTA -- Parents of participants in the Fulton County Leadership Academy for Girls (YLAG) will host their first Links for Leadership Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 7 beginning at 10 a.m.

The tournament will be held on the Wolf Creek Golf Course, which is located at 3000 Union Road in Atlanta.

The Links for Leadership Tournament is the first of what YLAG parents hope will become an annual event.

The purpose of the Fulton County YLAG is to develop young girls into resilient women who are able to confront the many challenges facing young women and prepare them to seize opportunities as they present themselves.

Initiated by Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards, District 7, and supported by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, YLAG is one of the initiatives of the Call to Womanhood program. The program is sponsored by the Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth.

Falcons partner with Atlanta Track Club

Falcons partner with Atlanta Track Club

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons are showing their commitment to health and fitness for all by partnering with the Atlanta Track Club.

Both organizations will hold a 5K and fun run next month to kick off the new partnership.

The Back to Football Run 5K and Play 60 Fun Run will be Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. at the Georgia Dome.

"We are happy to partner with the Atlanta Track Club in this league-wide initiative," Falcons SVP of sales and marketing Jim Smith said in a statement. "We encourage and support health and wellness and are excited to give runners throughout Georgia an opportunity to participate in the Falcons Back to Football Run."

Runners and walkers who are at least 8 years old are welcome to participate in the 5K. The 100-yard Play 60 Fun Run is open to kids 7 and younger.

Silverbacks to visit Ga. Aquarium

Silverbacks to visit Ga. Aquarium

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Silverbacks professional soccer team will show off its NASL Spring Season Championship trophy at the Georgia Aquarium Thursday.

The Silverbacks will be at the aquarium from noon to 12:30 p.m., where they will sign autographs and provide giveaways for visitors.

Two aquarium divers plan to wear Silverbacks jerseys as they swim among the whale sharks and manta rays during the team's visit.

A meet and greet with the Silverbacks is included in regular aquarium admission price.

Visit atlantasilverbacks.com for more information.

Falcons new stadium money approved by NFL owners

Falcons new stadium money approved by NFL owners

BOSTON (AP) -- NFL owners have approved a $200 million loan for construction of a new stadium in Atlanta.

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The Falcons received the money Tuesday at the NFL's spring meetings. The multipurpose stadium could cost as much as $1 billion.

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Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the approval is an "important milestone in moving the new stadium project forward." Blank says the design and construction will take place over the next four years.

The stadium will be built with $200 million from public bonds, with the rest coming from Blank. The Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992, will be demolished when the new stadium opens.

Free Hawks playoffs tickets hidden around Atlanta

Free Hawks playoffs tickets hidden around Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have made it to the NBA Playoffs for the sixth year in a row, and the team is celebrating with a fun scavenger hunt for fans.

The Hawks will hide 50 foam fingers at various places throughout Atlanta on Thursday and Friday. Each finger will hold two tickets to a Hawks home game.

Fans who find the fingers are invited to tweet pictures of themselves with the hashtag #PlayoffFever. Everyone who tweets will be entered into a drawing to win VIP seats and a Hawks jersey signed by Josh Smith.

The Hawks have provided a few clues about where they plan to hide some of the fingers:

1. One of NBC's Thursday night comedies contains the name of several locations.

2. One location's tagline is "Weekends are overrated."

3. The Hawks plan to connect the East, West, North and South at one location.

Ga., Ga. Tech baseball teams to battle in 11th annual Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids

Ga., Ga. Tech baseball teams to battle in 11th annual Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids

ATLANTA – The Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids returns to Turner Field on Tuesday, April 23 as Georgia and Georgia Tech meet in this annual neutral-site showdown. With more than 20,000 tickets sold each year, the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic is one of the highest-attended regular season NCAA baseball games every season.

Proceeds from the event benefit the pediatric research of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Neurosciences Program.  The Children's Neurosciences Program collaborates with other institutions to discover preventative and curative strategies for children with serious medical illnesses or challenges.