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12th annual Red Hot Chili Pepper Race to benefit Family Promise, slated for July
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Runners of all skill levels and ages are invited for an evening of family-friendly racing at this year’s Red Hot Chili Pepper Race, slated for 6:15 p.m. Friday, July 26, at JF Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Georgia Game Changers will host the 12th annual run, benefiting Family Promise of the Coastal Empire.

Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. 

Runners will gather at the park for the multi-heat event, with a children’s half-mile run, 5k, and 10k. After working up a good sweat, runners can cool down and enjoy a post-race party featuring dinner, raffles, vendors, water toys for children to enjoy, and an awards ceremony.

“We are so excited to be bringing the Red Hot Chili Pepper Run to JF Gregory Park once again,” said Executive Director Katrina Bostick. “This event is an important part of our organization’s mission, with every participant directly supporting our goal of ending homelessness in the communities we serve.”

All proceeds from the 5k/10k event will go to Family Promise of the Coastal Empire to assist homeless children and their families. 

Registration starts at $25, with kids running for free, and $5 off registration for groups of five or more. On June 30, prices rise to $35 for the 5k and 10k races. Packet pickup will be from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Georgia Game Changers in Richmond Hill.

Local Faith Based community and area business owners are encouraged to take part in and support the eleventh annual race as a Ghost Pepper ($5000+), Habanero ($2500+), Banana Pepper ($1000+), Sweet Chili Pepper Sponsor ($300+), or Bell Pepper ($100+) sponsor. 

“Sponsorship is a great way to connect nonprofits and local businesses,” added Bostick. “We could not hold this event without the support of our community partners and the dedication of our volunteers.”

Family Promise relies heavily on volunteers to support efforts towards moving families from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Not only do volunteers help save the organization’s bottom line but the interaction and support with clients is invaluable. Please consider getting involved as a volunteer for the Red Hot Chili Pepper Race. To learn more or sign up to volunteer, please visit

Family Promise of the Coastal Empire works with host congregations to serve families with children facing homelessness. The organization recognizes that poverty is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted response. The nonprofit, serving Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties, respond by integrating educational outreach, effective policies, and the hands-on work of volunteers providing food, shelter, and support services.

For more information or to register for the Red Hot Chili Pepper Race, please visit To learn more about Family Promise of the Coastal Empire, please visit, call (912) 790-9446, or email

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