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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."

Visit atlantatrackclub.com to register for the Peachtree Jr. (a 3K open to ages 7-12) or the Lil' Peach Dash (a 50-meter dash for children ages 6 and younger). Both races will be held Saturday, May 17 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta.

Be sure to include the name of an organization while registering to participate in the scholarship giveaway.