Outdoors

Outdoors
  • CRBI celebrates Earth Day with paddle trips

    The Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) will host a pair of canoe/kayak paddles on the Etowah River, giving participants a chance to explore a 17-mile section of the river in Bartow County to celebrate Earth Day weekend April 21-22.

    April 17, 2012

  • Half marathon 1 mlh.jpg Morales easily wins Mill

    When Fernando Morales finished the Run for God-Run at the Mill half marathon without any other runner on the horizon, there was reason to believe his pursuers might have gotten lost.
    No, the 20-year-old Morales, a 2010 Dalton High graduate, simply was too fleet afoot Saturday morning while running the 13.1-mile route in one hour, 19 minutes and 44 seconds. He averaged a robust 6:05 per mile over the hilly course, which started and ended at Prater’s Mill in Varnell.

    April 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Ultra runners headed for Dalton

    Seventy ultra runners are scheduled to compete in the inaugural Georgia Jewel 100K and 50K races Saturday in Dalton.

    April 2, 2012

  • New program aimed at camping novices

    Adults who grew up camping remember the fun of making s’mores by the fire and sleeping under the stars.
    But for those who have never camped before, spending the night outdoors can be an unfamiliar adventure.

    April 2, 2012

  • St. Pat's fun run 1 mlh.jpg Pacheco, Whittle win Dalton's St. Patrick's Day race

    Isaac Pacheco and Allison Whittle claimed the overall male and female victories Thursday night as the 25th annual Dalton St. Patrick’s Day Road Race produced a record 293 runners.

    March 16, 2012 3 Photos

  • nga speedway15.jpg North Ga. Speedway ready to drop green flag on new season

    North Georgia Speedway is gearing up for a new season, and officials for the clay oval — billed on the speedway’s website as “the fastest 1/3-mile dirt track in the Southeast” — are excited about plans to bring some of the biggest dirt-track racing series to Chatsworth in 2012.

    March 16, 2012 1 Photo

  • Bike thing 5 mlh.jpg He’s got wheels now

    Douglas Kerns used to be a runner. The Chatsworth resident would train and participate in 5K races, half marathons and other competitive running events. However, around three years ago, he suffered a foot injury that significantly reduced the amount of time he could spend on his former passion.
    But that’s OK. Cycling became Kerns’ primary love, and he wouldn’t go back.

    March 11, 2012 2 Photos

  • Bike race file 2 mlh.jpg Better outlook for Georgia Cup on third trip to Dalton

    The sun may finally shine on the Dalton Grand Prix.
    The Carpet Capital’s stop on the Georgia Cup cycling circuit has been affected by rain to some degree each of its first two years, but as the event returns this weekend, today’s forecast is for cool temperatures, but sunny skies and no chance of precipitation.

    March 10, 2012 1 Photo

  • Georgia Cup cycling will return to Dalton

    The Georgia Cup-Dalton Grand Prix cycling competition will return to the area for the third straight year next weekend.

    March 2, 2012

  • Snake winds down for year

    The Snake Creek Gap Time Trails will return to the rocky Pinhoti Trail in Whitfield County on Saturday. This race will be the third of the series, concluding the 2012 time trials.

    March 2, 2012

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