Hot Pepper Nights run raises money for St. Bernards - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Hot Pepper Nights run raises money for St. Bernards

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The St. Bernards Hot Pepper Nights run began Saturday night with the hopes of raising money for the St. Bernards Foundation.

There was not a set amount the hospital wished to raise during the race.

They had about 350 register before the event and expected other runners to register that afternoon.

Paul Pickens, the director of Health and Wellness at St. Bernards, said the money will go to the foundation with the sole purpose of continuing education.

Officials with the run say they wanted to help raise this money by holding a race with a twist.

Instead of being held in the morning or afternoon, the race began Saturday night.

Even with the late start, Pickens said the heat was still a concern.

“You know, it is called Hot Pepper Nights for a reason,” Pickens said. “We are going to have more than what you would see at your typical stops. We are going to have a lot of fluids but then we're going to have ice towels for folks that are going along the route. So we're going to keep folks safe and as cool as we can.”

The race began at 6:30 Saturday night at the St. Bernards Auditorium. 

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Shoppers prepare for Black Friday

    Shoppers prepare for Black Friday

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:35 PM EST2017-11-24 04:35:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Most shoppers began their Black Friday shopping a day early, going to stores Thursday night to pick up on bargains.  

    Most shoppers began their Black Friday shopping a day early, going to stores Thursday night to pick up on bargains.  

  • Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

    Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-11-24 01:34:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.             

    The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.             

  • Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

    Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-11-23 21:55:36 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 6:04 PM EST2017-11-23 23:04:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed.

    Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed.

Powered by Frankly