Georgia Magazine - February 2020 - 8

GEORGIA News

Georgia glimpses

Compiled by Jennifer J. Hewett

birds. Georgians
can help researchers
at the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology and the
National Audubon
Society by counting birds for as little as 15
minutes and reporting results Feb. 14-17 as
part of the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count.
For details, visit birdcount.org.

Olympic marathon hopefuls
race this month in Atlanta

G

eorgians can get a
glimpse of some of
the country's swiftest
long-distance runners
Feb. 29 as an estimated
700 men and women compete
in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team
Trials for Marathon in Atlanta.
The top three women and top
three men will earn spots on
the U.S. team at the Olympic
Games in Tokyo in August.

* Top beach. Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach
was named one of MSN's Top 50 Beaches this
year. "The perfect spot for a romantic stroll or
a nice bike ride, Driftwood Beach is characterized by ancient driftwood that makes it even
more camera-ready at sunset," the judges said.
For the complete list, visit bit.ly/msnbeach.

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ATLANTA BRAVES

Spectators can
cheer on runners
along the course.
NBC will broadcast
the race live on
Feb. 29 beginning
at noon.

* New ballpark name. Atlanta Braves
officials announced the stadium's new
name-Truist Park-on Jan. 14. The Cobb
County ballpark will be rebranded in time for
Opening Day on March 26. For more info, visit
braves.com.
From left, Brandon
Lasater, Wilkerson
Given and Matt
McDonald took part
in a training run on
the trials course in
November.

* Young artist opportunities. The Georgia DeJESSICA RUDD

The trials course through
Atlanta's streets comprises
three 8-mile loops and one
2.2-mile loop and starts
just outside of Centennial
Olympic Park in front of the
College Football Hall of
Fame. Runners will head to
Peachtree Street to race past
iconic Atlanta landmarks,
including the Fox Theatre and
the Margaret Mitchell House.
The course continues through
the Historic Old Fourth Ward,
past the Martin Luther King
Jr. National Historical Park
and on to the Georgia State
Capitol, the Atlanta Olympic
Cauldron Tower, MercedesBenz Stadium and State Farm
Arena before returning to
Centennial Olympic Park and
the finish line.

MARK EDEN

* 15 minutes for

Spectators are welcome to cheer on runners
along the course. The race also will be broadcast live
nationally on NBC beginning at noon.
Other race-weekend events include America's
Marathon Weekend Experience at the Georgia World
Congress Center Feb. 27-29, the Publix Atlanta Kids
Marathon on Feb. 29 and the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K on March 1, both hosted
at Centennial Olympic Park.
For information about spectator viewing spots,
participating athlete bios and a course map, visit
atlanta2020trials.com.

February 2020

partment of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking youth artwork entries from pre-K through
12th graders for its 2020 Youth Birding Competition T-shirt Art Contest. Entries are due by
March 6. For rules, visit bit.ly/gwybct20.

* Go fish. The 2020 Georgia Sport Fishing
Regulations Guide from the Georgia DNR is a
go-to publication for those who want to fish
Georgia's waters. Included are license requirements, charts to help you identify your catch,
listings of where to fish, state fishing recordholders, where to buy a license and more.
Download a copy through the free
OutdoorsGA app or online at eregulations.
com/georgia/fishing. Printed copies can also
be found at Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources
Division fisheries management and law
enforcement offices and at fishing license
vendors throughout the state.


http://www.birdcount.org http://www.bit.ly/msnbeach http://www.braves.com http://www.bit.ly/gwybct20 http://eregulations.com/georgia/fishing http://eregulations.com/georgia/fishing http://www.atlanta2020trials.com

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