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Fitness camps celebrate first anniversary

Fitness camps celebrate first anniversary

MILTON, Ga. -- The very popular fitness camps offered by CorePhysique and the city of Milton recently celebrated their first birthday.

In only one year, the program has grown from three classes a week to a whole series of offerings, including a running group, after-school sessions and a fitness-themed essay contest for Hopewell Middle School students.

MORE: Read about how the fitness camps are changing people's lives

"It's been quite a ride," said CorePhysique founder and Milton resident Kolleen Riddick. "I'm very proud of all the campers who have been with me for one year and the many more who are coming close to that milestone."

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

 

Expect road closures on Sunday as runners discover Atlanta one mile at a time at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The 26.2 mile urban course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station taking participants on a tour of Atlanta past well-known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods such as Georgia Tech, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Center, Piedmont Park, Buckhead and the famous Peachtree Road.

Below are some important resources for spectators and residents / businesses located along the course.

Basketball league evaluations to be held this weekend

Basketball league evaluations to be held this weekend

MILTON, Ga. -- Player evaluations for the Milton/Up With Kids Sports winter basketball league will take place at Hopewell Middle School this weekend.

Those who haven't signed up for the league still have time to do so -- sign up here. Milton's winter basketball program is open to boys and girls ages six to 13.

Basketball practice will start Nov. 1, with games scheduled to begin Dec. 3 and end Feb. 11. Practices are held on certain days during the week, depending on the teams, while games are Saturdays and Sundays, all at Hopewell Middle School.

Player evaluations will take place Sunday, Oct. 23 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost to participate in the program is $115 for Milton residents and $172.50 for non-residents.

Are you ready for the Roundup?

Are you ready for the Roundup?

MILTON, Ga. -- The schedule is finalized. The speakers are prepared. And the city of Milton is ready for the fifth annual Milton Roundup.

This much-anticipated event includes activities, vendors, entertainment and food, all aimed at getting local families to spend a beautiful fall afternoon together.

The Roundup will take place at Birmingham United Methodist Church from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Admission, parking and shuttle service from nearby Birmingham Park are all free, but don't forget to bring cash for the helicopter rides, petting zoo and pony carousel.

Get all of your Roundup information at these links:

LOCAL PROFILE: NFL Linebacker Rennie Curran

LILBURN -- Former Brookwood High School football standout, Rennie Curran is patiently waiting for a new jersey. Over the past two years, Curran went from the University of Georgia to LP Field in Nashville and now he's back at home.

 Curran was released shortly after this year's NFL pre-season, despite leading the team in tackles during the pre-season. 

Since being cut, Curran has been training at Catalyst and other gyms to ensure that when he does get a call, he wont miss a step. Curran is pretty confident he'll be wearing someone's jersey soon.    

Milton Mayor's Run to take place Oct. 8

Milton Mayor's Run to take place Oct. 8

MILTON, Ga. -- The third annual Milton Mayor's Run will be off and running at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.

This popular 5K race begins at the Kohl's on Ga. 9. The race course circles Deerfield Parkway and ends back in the Kohl's parking lot.

There will also be a 1K fun run for children and running novices.

Register by Monday, Oct. 3 to pay a $20 participation cost. After Monday, the price goes up to $25, which includes a moisture-wicking T-shirt and plenty of post-race sustenance.

Register for the race here.

At 6 p.m. on race day, Scottsdale Farms will host a concert benefiting the Milton Fire Department's "Fill the Boot" campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

From fireman to Ironman

From fireman to Ironman

MILTON, Ga. -- In 13 hours and 35 minutes, Milton firefighter Danny Snyder claimed a personal achievement few will ever reach -- completing an Ironman extreme endurance race.

Snyder, who has more than 18 years of firefighting experience, did the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in Louisville, Ky. on Aug. 28, capping off years of training that included triathlons, marathons and half-Ironmans.

"There were definitely times when I was doing a 100-mile bike ride and it was 95 degrees outside where I thought, 'I'm going to die out here,'" said Snyder, who also spent the last few months studying for a fire service promotional exam. "But you push through it and go through barriers you never thought your body could."

It's an accomplishment that Fire Chief Robert Edgar doesn't take lightly.

"It is no secret firefighters need to be physically fit," he said.