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Race this weekend: Get PHIT 5K

Race this weekend: Get PHIT 5K

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Titan Team Sports in Duluth is holding a first annual 5K this weekend.

Get PHIT 5K will be Saturday, May 17 at Lambert High School in Suwanee. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m., and the race will start at 8:30 a.m.

The overall male and female winners, and male and female masters winners will all receive new running shoes from race sponsor Mizuno. Everyone else will have a chance to win raffle prizes.

Registration is $25 and can be completed at titanteamsports.com. Proceeds from the race will benefit Phit America and Alliance for a Healthier Generation, two groups that are dedicated to battling childhood obesity.

Lambert High is located at 805 Nichols Road.

It's a Blueberry Bonanza weekend at Pike Nurseries

It's a Blueberry Bonanza weekend at Pike Nurseries

(WXIA) -- The arrival of summer also marks the start of blueberry season, and Pike Nurseries is ready to celebrate.

This weekend, all Pike locations will host Blueberry Bonanza to get customers excited about summertime foods and the change in seasons.

The first 100 customers at each store on Saturday, May 3 will receive free "Tophat" Blueberry Plants, which can be grown in a garden or pot.

Pike will also host free blueberry-growing classes on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Attendees will learn about the fruit's health benefits and how to plant a bountiful blueberry harvest.

Visit pikenursery.com to find your nearest Pike Nurseries location.

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has planned a candlelight memorial service for the 24 students, faculty and staff who have passed away since last April.

"Georgia Remembers ... a Candlelight Memorial" will be held Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. on the steps of UGA's chapel.

The names of each of the 13 students and 11 faculty and staff members will be read aloud. The chapel bell will toll and a candle will be lit after each name is said. UGA's Air Force ROTC will present the colors and ring the bell. Music will be provided by the Southern Wind Quintet from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony.

UGA students who have died in the past year include:

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

(WXIA) -- Few foods say "summer" like baby back ribs, and Shane's Rib Shack wants to celebrate the change in seasons with free summertime food.

On Saturday, May 17, participating Shane's Rib Shack locations will give away a free half-rack of baby back ribs and a 20-ounce drink to the first 100 customers. The lucky diners will also receive rib giveaway T-shirts.

"Our fifth annual rib giveaway provides us the opportunity to say thank you to all of our loyal customers and fans who have made Shane's Rib Shack what it is today," chain founder and president Shane Thompson said in a release.

Shane's Rib Shack opened its first location 12 years ago in McDonough and now has 70 restaurants in 12 states.

Visit shanesribshack.com for more information.

Pike Nurseries to give away ladybugs

Pike Nurseries to give away ladybugs

(WXIA) -- Ladybugs offer a great form of organic pest control for gardeners. They prey on damaging bugs like aphids, thrips and spider mites.

Pike Nurseries is helping metro Atlantans keep their gardens pest-free by giving away 1 million ladybugs this weekend.

The nursery chain will hold a Ladybug Weekend celebration at all of its stores. Customers are invited to attend free ladybug information sessions on Saturday, Apr. 26 at 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Children will also receive ladybug coloring sheets, and every family in attendance will go home with a complimentary packet of ladybugs.

Learn more at pikenursery.com.

Race this weekend: Easter Bunny High Tail 5K

Race this weekend: Easter Bunny High Tail 5K

SUWANEE, Ga. -- It's officially Easter in Suwanee -- the third annual Easter Bunny High Tail 5K is here!

The race, which includes a fun run option, will be held Saturday, Apr. 19 at North Gwinnett Church. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., while the fun run is scheduled for 9 a.m.

Registration is $22 in advance and $25 on race day. Families of four can sign up for $79.99.

The top male and female runnners and masters runners will get trophies, while medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Learn more about the race and sign up at fundracers.org.

North Gwinnett Church is located at 4963 West Price Road in Suwanee.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts hosts national tournament at Collins Hill HS

Tiger Rock Martial Arts hosts national tournament at Collins Hill HS

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Cliff Mostlier and his team of 60 students have set out to win the Tiger Rock Martial Arts National Tournament this weekend.

Mostlier, a former attorney from Mercer Law School, joined Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Macon in 1997. Five years later, he opened his first martial arts school in the Lawrenceville/Suwanee area. He never expected to be hosting a national tournament 12 years later.

"Tiger Rock Martial Arts is an upgraded martial arts community, combining the traditional martial arts genre, the cutting edge discoveries of biomechanics, and the updated forms of teaching and reaching a community to create the ultimate athletes, and most confident students," Mostlier said.