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Race this weekend: King's Hawaiian

Race this weekend: King's Hawaiian

OAKWOOD, Ga. -- King's Hawaiian will hold a 5K fundraiser for Lanier Technical College this weekend.

The King's Hawaiian 5K will be Saturday, Feb. 28 on the Oakwood college's campus. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., a mile fun run will start at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 10 a.m.

The course will loop the campus twice. All runners will receive T-shirts, while prizes will be given to the top finishers, top masters finishers and top two runners in each age group.

After the race, runners will be treated to refreshments, including King's Hawaiian products.

Registration is $30. Money raised by the race will benefit the Lanier Technical College Foundation.

Visit laniertech.edu for more information and to sign up. The college is located at 2990 Landrum Education Drive.

Children's patient's Super Bowl dream comes true

Children's patient's Super Bowl dream comes true

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Tariq Jalil is a standout football player at Flowery Branch High School. He has also had to fight hard to stay on the field.

Jalil suffered two torn ACLs. He rehabbed his injuries at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, losing more than a year of play time in the sport that is his passion.

Just days before he was set to take the field again, the home Jalil shared with his mother burned to the ground. They lost everything. But the teen persevered, returning to play at the top of his game.

Last Wednesday, Jalil thought he was returning to Children's for a regular checkup. Instead, he was greeted by a large group from RE/MAX, who had heard his amazing story. To Jalil's amazement, they told him that he and his mom were going to the Super Bowl. Everything was paid for -- airfare, hotel and tickets to the big game.

Race this Weekend: Backpack Love

Race this Weekend: Backpack Love

OAKWOOD, Ga. -- Backpack Love, a Christian charity that feeds families in need, will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Backpack Love 5K will be Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 a.m. in Hall County. Runners can choose between 5K and Fun Run options.

Registration is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, top masters finishers and top two runners in each age group.

Both races will be held at Oakwood City Park, which is located on Railroad Street in downtown Oakwood.

Visit runnersfit.com for more information and to register.

Race this weekend: Kidfit Triathlon

Race this weekend: Kidfit Triathlon

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Kidfit Triathlon and 5K isn't just for kids -- this year's event is open to adults too.

All races will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Sterling on the Lake clubhouse in Flowery Branch. Adults competitors will begin their events at 7 a.m., the 5K-only option will start at 7:30 a.m. and the youngest triathletes will begin at 8 a.m.

Race organizers said the swim leg of the triathlon will be in a 25-yard pool, with athletes diving in every 30 seconds. The bike and running paths will be closed to traffic.

Race day registration is $50 for kids and $30 for adults. The 5K is $30 for everyone.

For more information, including a complete list of start times, visit fivestarntp.com.

Sterling on the Lake is located at 7004 Lake Sterling Boulevard.

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.

Race this weekend: Armed Forces Day Fun Run

Race this weekend: Armed Forces Day Fun Run

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Flowery Branch Masonic Lodge will host a military-themed 5K this weekend.

The Armed Forces Day 5K Fun Run will be Saturday, May 17 at Flowery Branch's Old Train Depot. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with the race scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Awards will be presented to the first male and female finishers, the first male and female masters finishers, and the top three runners in each age group.

Registration is $20 in advance and $25 on race day, with proceeds going to local disabled veterans. Visit flowerybranchlodge.com for more information.

The Old Train Depot is located at 5600 Main Street in downtown Flowery Branch.

Race this weekend: Hall County Schools Fit Families 5K

Race this weekend: Hall County Schools Fit Families 5K

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Hall County Schools will hold its third annual Fit Families 5K this weekend.

The race, which includes a fun run option, will be held Saturday, May 3 at Laurel Park in Gainesville. Registration is $20 on race day and includes a T-shirt. Money raised by the event will benefit local schools.

Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. The fun run will be held first, at 9 a.m., while the 5K will be off and running at 9:30 a.m.

Visit hallco.org for more information about the Fit Families 5K.

Laurel Park is located at 3100 Cleveland Highway.