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Local 5K run/walks to get heart healthy

Saturday, Feb. 7
RCA Focused on the Future 5K
10:30 a.m. 1 mile; 11 a.m. 5K; registration opens 9:30 a.m.; at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Dr; $25 registration, $60 family registration; Registration will open at 9:30AM on race day.

Saturday, March 7
Spartan Race
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. March 7, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 8; at Ga. Int'l Horse Park Steeplechase Field, Conyers; battle a 3-5 mile race course covering varying terrain and overcoming challenging style obstacles along the way; cold free beer at the end; $45-90 entry; $25 spectators; $10 parking fee;;

Saturday, March 14
St. Patrick's Day 0.1 mile Endurance Run
Held by the Rockdale Rotary Club at the Olde Town Conyers World's Fastest Growing St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

Saturday, March 28
Walk with Angels
8 a.m.; eight mile walk starts/ends at the Olde Town Conyers Pavilion; fundraiser for the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation's efforts for early breast cancer detection; individuals not on a team $300 entry; teams of two to four, $300 each; teams of 10 or more, $200.;, 770-402-3721

Saturday, April 18
Covington Cheerios Challenge
Packet pickup April 17, 10a.m. - 7 p.m.; 7:30 a.m. 10K, 9 a.m. 1 mile, 9:30 a.m. 5k; at Covington Family YMCA, 2140 Newton Dr., Covington; Registration $15-20, $55 family pack; or