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Race this weekend: Run for Hope

Race this weekend: Run for Hope

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Relay for Life Committee of Newton County will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The 7th annual Run for Hope will be Sunday, Mar. 1 at 3 p.m.; registration opens at 1 p.m., and a mile fun run starts at 2:30 p.m. Both races will be held at Cousins Middle School in Covington.

All runners will receive T-shirts and refreshments. Awards will be given to the top finishers, top masters finishers and top three runners in each age group. Fun run participants will earn ribbons.

Registration is $25 and can be completed at active.com.

Cousins Middle School is located at 8187 Carlton Trail.

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.

All About Developmental Disabilities offers workshops on dating, employment

All About Developmental Disabilities offers workshops on dating, employment

DECATUR, Ga. -- All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) will host workshops for families living with developmental disabilities at two locations this fall. Through their Family Support Center, designed to serve individuals and families living with developmental disabilities in metro Atlanta and across Georgia, AADD offers assistance during various life transitions.

Each workshop will help participants learn more about a specific issue, including dating, employment and planning for future needs. Tuesday workshops will be held at AADD’s Family Support Center in Decatur at 125 Clairemont Ave, Suite 300, Decatur, 30030. Thursday workshops will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, 30338.

For registration and information about all workshops, please email Family Support Center Coordinator Madeline Griffin at madeline@aadd.org or call AADD at (404) 881-9777.

Race this weekend: Udder Mud Run

Race this weekend: Udder Mud Run

COVINGTON, Ga. -- A fun, family-friendly mud run will splash down in Covington this weekend.

The Udder Mud Run is a 6K race course packed with more than 20 obstacles, including a wall climb, slip 'n' slide and mud crawl. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center.

Participants must be at least 10 years old. Those ages 13 and younger are required to run with an adult buddy. Awards will be given to the top finishers; all runners will receive T-shirts and medals.

Registration is $60 for the 6K and $25 for a family-oriented 1-mile course. The prices go up on race day, so runners are encouraged to sign up in advance.

Money raised by the Udder Mud Run will benefit camps hosted by the FFA and FCCLA.

Visit georgiaffacamp.org for more information and to sign up for the race.

Race this weekend: Running Rams 5K

Race this weekend: Running Rams 5K

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Join the Newton High School community for a 5K and cookout this weekend.

The Running Rams 5K will be held Saturday, May 17. Race day registration for this afternoon race opens at 2:45 p.m. Runners will begin at 4 p.m., while a tot trot for children under age 6 is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m.

All runners are invited to stick around for a barbecue and awards ceremony after the race.

Fees are $25 for the 5K or $20 per runner for groups of 10 or more. The tot trot is free for participants. Proceeds will benefit the Newton High School track and field team.

Learn more and sign up at eventbrite.com.

Newton High is located at 1 Ram Drive in Covington.

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.

Race this weekend: Covington Cheerios Challenge

Race this weekend: Covington Cheerios Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. -- This year's Covington Cheerios Challenge 5K/10K will be held this Saturday, Apr. 19 at the Covington Family YMCA.

The race began in 2001 as a way for Newton County families to get a jump start on healthier living. Hundreds of adults and kids participate in four separate events every year.

The fun will begin with a 10K at 7:30 a.m., followed by a Tot Trot for children younger than 6 at 8:30 a.m. A 1-mile fun run will be off and running at 9 a.m., while the 5K will begin at 9:30 a.m.