Runners of all skill levels and ages are needed for this year’s Canady’s Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K, slated for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17. The ninth annual race, hosted by Georgia Game Changers, will benefit Family Promise of the Coastal Empire.
Runners will gather at Jalapeños in Richmond Hill, a fitting place to start the course, which routes participants through nearby Richmond Place. Afterward, runners can enjoy a post-race party featuring refreshments, raffles, vendors and an awards ceremony at Georgia Game Changers Health and Fitness Center, 8872 Ford Ave., Suite 207.
Organizers are thrilled to have Canady’s Heating, Air and Plumbing back as title sponsor. All proceeds from the 5K will go to Family Promise of the Coastal Empire to assist homeless children and their families. Registration is $30 and will be $40 on the day of the race. To register, please visit https://runsignup.com/ Race/GA/RichmondHill/ Redhot2016. Packet pickup is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, July 16 at Georgia Game Changers in Richmond Hill.
“After this crazy COVID year, we’re all ready to have a little fun in the sun at this year’s Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K. Having an early morning race will help us beat the heat, sneak in a little exercise and support Family Promise in the process,” said Executive Director Katrina Bostick. “Every person who participates helps support our goal of eradicating homelessness in the communities we serve.”
Area business owners are still encouraged to take part in and support the ninth annual 5K race as a platinum ($500+), gold ($350+), silver ($250+), or bronze ($150+) sponsor.
“It’s a great opportunity for businesses to be sure they’re represented on the day of the race,” Bostick added, “and our event truly couldn’t happen without the support of our region’s businesses.”
Along with title sponsor, Canady’s Heating, Air and Plumbing, Family Promise thanked platinum sponsors, R.B. Baker Construction and Fish Tales at Ft. McAllister Marina; and silver sponsor, RE/MAX Accent.
Family Promise works with host congregations to serve families with children facing homelessness. The nonprofit serves Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. To learn more visit www.familypromisece. org, call (912) 790-9446, or email info@familypromisece. org. For sponsorship inquiries, please email Jennifer Brookins at email@example.com or call 478-457-5202. To register for or learn more about Canady’s Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K, please visit georgiagamechangers.com.