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Berry Half Marathon registration open

Berry Half Marathon registration open

ROME, Ga. -- There's still time to sign up for the Berry Half Marathon/10K/5K before the first price increase.

The races will be held Saturday, Mar. 29 at Berry College Elementary & Middle School in Rome. All three courses allow runners to enjoy Berry College's beautiful north Georgia campus.

Registration for the half marathon is $65 before Jan. 15. After that, the price will start to go up.

The 10K is $30, while the 5K is $25 before Mar. 15. Prices for both of those races are expected to increase as well.

For more information, including a way to sign up, visit berry.edu.

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

Aspiring Paralympian to hold book signing

Aspiring Paralympian to hold book signing

ROME, Ga. -- Berry College student Ryan Boyle will hold a book signing of his memoir, When the Lights Go Out: A Boy Given a Second Chance, at the Rome Barnes & Noble later this month.

The signing will be Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m.

When Boyle was 9 years old, he was hit by a truck and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The accident put him in a coma for two months.

Now, Boyle hopes to overcome the obstacles in his path by making it all the way to a future Paralympic Games.

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Boyle wrote When the Lights Go Out during his freshman year of high school. It was published in 2012 and has since sold more than 1,000 copies.

Registration open for Rome 30K

Registration open for Rome 30K

ROME, Ga. -- Running enthusiasts are invited to participate in the River City Bank Rome 30K later this year.

The event is perfect for runners who hope to run more than a half marathon but aren't quite ready for a full one. (A 30K is 18.6 miles, while a marathon is 26.2).

The race will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. It will begin on Riverside Drive in Rome and end inside Ridge Ferry Park.

There are also 30K relay and 5K options for those who want a smaller challenge.

Registration is $65 through Oct. 31 and $75 after. The price goes up to $90 at the pre-race expo on Dec. 6. The 30K relay is made for four-person teams; it is $180 through Oct. 31, $200 after and $220 at the expo.

All runners will receive special commemorative hooded sweatshirts.

Learn more and sign up at rome30k.com.

Berry football tickets go on sale Wednesday

Berry football tickets go on sale Wednesday

ROME, Ga. -- Tickets for Berry College's first-ever football game will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 8 a.m.

The game against Maryville College will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at Rome's Barron Stadium.

Tickets are $5, cash-only, with a four ticket maximum. They can be picked up at the school's Krannert Center.

Learn more about Berry's new football program at berryvikings.com.

Action Dash brings superheroes to metro Atlanta

Action Dash brings superheroes to metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Action Ministries' annual 5K run/walk, the Action Dash, will be off and running again this Labor Day.

The event raises money to feed, house and educate Georgians in need.

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Five different cities will host the Action Dash: Athens, Atlanta (Midtown), Augusta, Gainesville and Rome. Runners are encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes. Children and pets are also invited to participate. (Pets are not allowed at the Gainesville race.)

Action Ministries hopes to raise $200,000 through the Action Dash.

Visit actiondash.org for more information and to sign up.

Rome Braves begin 4-game series against Asheville Tourists

Rome Braves begin 4-game series against Asheville Tourists

ROME, Ga. -- Rome's own Minor League Baseball team returns home Thursday for a four-game series against Asheville.

The Braves will face the Tourists for the first time at 7 p.m. on Independence Day. Tickets range in price from $4 to $10.

The Rome Braves' home games are played at State Mutual Stadium.

For more information, visit romebraves.com or call 706-378-5144.