Georgia Game Changers Running Company will celebrate its 5th year in business in Richmond Hill on July 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day will start with the 5th Annual Red Hot Chili Pepper 5k at 7:30 a.m. at the store’s original location, next to Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant of Richmond Hill at Exchange Plaza. The post-race festivities will continue at the Game Changers Health and Fitness Complex, beginning at 9 a.m.
Ron and Sandra Elliott, owners of both the running store and the Game Changers Complex, are excited to share their celebration with the local community by hosting a Health &Fitness Fair on the property from 9 a.m. to noon.
“It is hard to believe that Game Changers has been in Richmond Hill for five years,” said Ron Elliott. “I have a feeling it will be an emotional day for Sandra and me, as we have seen our little dream grow into something very special.
“The growth and the impact on the local community has expanded in a variety of ways — from our in-store run and race walking clinics to our ever-expanding outreach activities, to include our growing Friday Night Fun Runs, and local events in both J.F. Gregory Park and at the new Sterling Creek Park,” he added.
This year’s 5th Annual Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K will benefit Family Promise of Bryan County.
“The fact that the funds raised from this year’s race will be used to impact local families will make the day even more special,” said Sandra Elliott. “Even the post-race Health &Fitness Fair, which will include both vendor booths from the store’s products as well as local small businesses, will benefit the Family Promise organization.”
Aftershokz, which is a company that makes Bluetooth, bone-conducting headphones that are available in the store, as well as Topo Athletic, which will be donating pairs of shoes to the top runners, have come in as the top sponsors of the 5th Annual Red Hot Chili Pepper.
Local sponsors, who have paid to have a booth at the post-race festivities, include 9-Round Fitness, Victory Haven, Thirty-One, Mary Kay, LuLaRoe, and Thrive by Le-vel. The sponsors will also be a part of the fund-raising effort for Family Promise as their booth fees go directly to the organization.
“We look forward to having current and new customers at the store on the day of our fifth anniversary,” said Ron Elliott. “We hope to be able make a special announcement of what is coming to the property in the future,” he added.
For more information about the race or the 5th Anniversary Celebration, call 912-445-2163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.