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Race this weekend: Warthog Waddle

Race this weekend: Warthog Waddle

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Wiphan Care Ministries' annual 5K, the Warthog Waddle, will be held in Roswell this weekend.

The race will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at Fellowship Bible Church. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:45 a.m. A 1K fun run will start at 8 a.m., while the 5K will be off and running at 8:30 a.m.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners, and the top three finishers in each age group. All runners will also receive technical T-shirts, while fun run participants will get carved African pendants.

The Warthog Waddle costs $30 for the 5K and $20 for the 1K. Proceeds will benefit Wiphan, which cares for widows and orphans in Zambia. Race organizers hope to raise $25,000 for the charity.

A pre- and post-race market will allow runners to further benefit Wiphan. T-shirts, cookbooks and African jewelry will be sold at the market.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

Holcomb Bridge MS invites 'assisted athletes' to run 5K

Holcomb Bridge MS invites 'assisted athletes' to run 5K

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Holcomb Bridge Middle School's Holcomb Bridge Hustle 5K will be back for the third year next month.

The event has again partnered with the Kyle Pease Foundation to make the race accessible to athletes with disabilities. Competitors in racing wheelchairs are welcome to participate; several volunteers will be available to push them all the way to the finish line.

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"The Hustle 5K continues to exceed my expectations," Holcomb Bridge Middle principal Joy Schroerlucke said in a statement. "I'm very excited to see the turnout we will have at our third annual event this year."

Race co-chair Mike Buteau said partnering with the Kyle Pease Foundation made the 5K even more special.

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Fulton County Cooperative Extension to help residents navigate health insurance options

Fulton County Cooperative Extension to help residents navigate health insurance options

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will offer Affordable Care Act information sessions to assist residents, small businesses and their employees through the new Healthcare Marketplace.

Interested parties are encouraged to register for a free information session that will be led by a University of Georgia (UGA) health navigator assigned to Fulton County to assist with helping individuals and small businesses complete eligibility and enrollment forms during. Residents should call (404) 332-2400 to register for a session.

Health Navigator, housed under UGA Cooperative Extension, are able to help residents decide on the best health insurance to meet their needs and will help them apply—either electronically or by paper—to establish eligibility, enroll in coverage and potentially qualify for an insurance affordability program.