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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.

Autumn Rush 5K registration open

Autumn Rush 5K registration open

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Registration is now open for this year's Autumn Rush 5K run/walk.

The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Tri-Cities High School.

The 3.1-mile course is perfect for both new and seasoned runners, and winds through a picturesque East Point neighborhood. Finishers will receive T-shirts and medals. Culinary students from Tri-Cities High will provide a light breakfast after the race.

Race fees are $25 for adult runners, $20 for children ages 6-18, $10 for tot trot participants and $15 for those who do not wish to receive a T-shirt.

Visit active.com for more information or to sign up.

Tri-Cities High School is located at 2575 Harris Street.

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery were chosen Monday morning.

If you weren't picked, don't despair. There are still plenty of local 10Ks, half marathons and other ways to challenge yourself between now and Independence Day.

Here are a few of the upcoming races in metro Atlanta. All of them have options that are longer than a 5K (or 3.1 miles); all start times and costs listed are for the longer races.

Check active.com and Run Georgia year-round for all the events in the area.

Beginners' cycling classes start in March

Beginners' cycling classes start in March

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Dick Lane Velodrome's 2013 beginner program will start in just a few weeks.

The East Point Velodrome holds beginners' classes every year to teach budding cyclists how to race on the track.

Participants can choose between a weekend session or a series of four Thursday evening classes.

The first weekend courses will be held Mar. 2-3, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Weekday sessions begin Mar. 28 and continue through early September. Learn more and see full schedules at dicklanevelodrome.com.

Each session costs $60, which includes loaner bikes for students who don't have wheels of their own.

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.”

Paralympic medalist trains in East Point

Paralympic medalist trains in East Point

LONDON -- A cyclist who trains in metro Atlanta has won two medals so far in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

RELATED | Ga. Paralympian wins gold and bronze medals

Alabama native Jennifer Schuble picked up a silver medal Saturday in the women's 500m time trial. She and teammates Joseph Berenyi and Sam Kavanagh also won the bronze medal in the mixed team sprint on Sunday.

To prepare for the London Games, Schuble, 36, trained at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point. This is her second Paralympics; she won one gold and two silver medals in the 2008 Beijing Games.

When she's not cycling, she works full-time as an engineer for Mercedes-Benz in Alabama.

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.