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Race this weekend: Run with the Wolves

Race this weekend: Run with the Wolves

ROME, Ga. -- Rome High School will hold a 5K and 2K race this weekend to benefit its core academics.

Run with the Wolves will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $25 through packet pick-up and $30 on race day. Packet pick-up will take place during an expo at GoGoRunning and Tennis on East 2nd Avenue; it will be held Friday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All runners will receive short sleeve T-shirts. Awards will be given to the top three male and female 5K finishers, the top three male and female masters 5K finishers, and the top three 5K finishers in each age group.

Visit runwiththewolves.org for more information.

Rome High School is located at 1000 Veterans Memorial Highway.

Berry College to commemorate Trail of Tears

Berry College to commemorate Trail of Tears

ROME, Ga. -- Berry College will host a Remembering the Trail of Tears Arts and Lecture Series next week.

Alan Garrison, a history professor at Portland State University, will speak at Berry on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

Garrison has written a number of essays on the United States' Native American removal policy. He is also the author of The Legal Ideology of Removal: The Southern Judiciary and the Sovereignty of Native American Nations.

His lecture, "Culpability for the Trail of Tears: The Trial of Andrew Jackson," will be in Berry's Krannert Center. It is free and open to the public.

Remembering the Trail of Tears was organized in recognition of the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of native nations after the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

Berry to host National Student Enterprise Development Conference

Berry to host National Student Enterprise Development Conference

ROME, Ga. -- Berry College will host a national conference for student enterprise groups this week.

The National Student Enterprise Development Conference will be Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 on the Rome college's campus.

A number of industry leaders are scheduled to attend, including employees of major Atlanta-based companies like Coca-Cola, UPS and Chick-fil-A.

Two of the featured speakers are Glen Jackson, co-founder of Atlanta public relations agency Jackson Spalding, and Paul Tanguay, director of talent acquisition at UPS.

The conference will also include break-out sessions on such topics as risk management, customer service and accounting/finance.

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.

Berry Half Marathon registration open

Berry Half Marathon registration open

ROME, Ga. -- There's still time to sign up for the Berry Half Marathon/10K/5K before the first price increase.

The races will be held Saturday, Mar. 29 at Berry College Elementary & Middle School in Rome. All three courses allow runners to enjoy Berry College's beautiful north Georgia campus.

Registration for the half marathon is $65 before Jan. 15. After that, the price will start to go up.

The 10K is $30, while the 5K is $25 before Mar. 15. Prices for both of those races are expected to increase as well.

For more information, including a way to sign up, visit berry.edu.

Shorter to host Feaste of Caroles next week

Shorter to host Feaste of Caroles next week

ROME, Ga. -- Shorter University will kick off the holiday season next week with its annual Feaste of Caroles.

The concert will be held Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Garden Lakes Baptist Church in Rome. Shorter music education director Dr. Stefanie Cash said the university's men's and women's choruses will participate, as will choirs from Pepperell High School and Garden Lakes Elementary School.

"Feaste of Caroles is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season and is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas," Cash said.

Admission is free with one donation to the Garden Lakes Baptist Food Pantry.

Garden Lakes Baptist Church is located at 2200 Redmond Circle.

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.