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RICHMOND HILL, GA – JUNE 15, 2021 – 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, 2021. The ninth annual race, hosted by Georgia Game Changers, will benefit Family Promise of the Coastal Empire.

Runners ready to brave the early morning heat will gather at Jalapeños in Richmond Hill, a fitting places to start the course, which routes participants through a local neighborhood, Richmond Place. After working up a good sweat, runners can cool down and 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. We are thrilled to have Canady’s Heating, Air and Plumbing back as our 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 will be from 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.”

While the race’s title sponsorship position is filled, 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 our title sponsor, Canady’s Heating, Air and Plumbing, Family Promise expressed thanks to platinum sponsors, R.B. Baker Construction and Fish Tales at Ft. McAllister Marina; and silver sponsor, RE/MAX Accent.

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

To learn more about Family Promise of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.familypromisece.org, call (912) 790-9446, or email info@familypromisece.org. For sponsorship inquiries, please email Jennifer Brookins at jdluck@hotmail.com or call 478-457-5202. To register for or learn more about Canady’s Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K, please visit georgiagamechangers.com.