Georgia Game Changers Running Company will celebrate its third anniversary with two big events over the weekend including the grand-opening celebration of the new running company and 5-acre complex.
Saturday will begin with Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K to benefit the Thornwell Home For Children, with the course starting and finishing at Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant. The course will also include a trek behind the YMCA and then through the Richmond Place neighborhood.
The festivities began with the official ribbon cutting Friday morning at the new Georgia Game Changers Health and Fitness Complex on Ford Avenue.
Following the race, the awards ceremony will be held at the new complex in Richmond Hill.
The grand opening will include prize drawings, refreshments and shoe and product demonstrations.
Ron Elliott, the running company’s CFO, and the person behind the vision for the complex is excited to see his dream coming to life.
“We have wanted to bring a bike shop to Richmond Hill since the opening of the running store, just three short years ago. The chance to build an entire complex dedicated to health and fitness came about, and we are truly thrilled to be able to expand the fitness and wellness opportunities in Coastal Georgia.”
He added that none of it would have been possible without the help of many, including local banker, James Magness, a running-store customer whose position at United Community Bank, helped to secure the loan that helped Elliott’s vision become a reality.
“There is so much more coming to the complex,” Elliott said. “We plan to make some exciting announcements during the grand-opening weekend, and we know that the community will embrace the newest additions.”
Information about the race and grand-opening events can be found on the Georgia Game Changers Running Company Facebook page or by calling 912-445-2163.