Lauren Giddings' parents attend memorial in Ga. | News
The Giddings family made its way back to Georgia a little sooner than expected, for a happier occasion.
The Agnes Scott College in Decatur, former school of Lauren Giddings, held a 5K in her honor.
Along with the race the school also dedicated some benches in her name.
The 5K in Atlanta was one of the 12 states that hosted races in her honor along with some international ones.
A few of the other places included Boston, Maryland, Bulgaria and China.
All races started at the same time, and for some it was still dark out.
Lauren's family and friends all felt it was a way of remembering her in a more positive light and that running was one of her favorite hobbies.