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>>

  • Tornado watch extended into more counties, flash flood warning issued for region

    Tornado watch extended into more counties, flash flood warning issued for region

    Saturday, February 24 2018 3:01 PM EST2018-02-24 20:01:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The National Weather Service has extended to tornado watch now include Izard, Sharp, and Stone counties along with Cleburne, Independence, Jackson, White, and Woodruff counties until 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

    The National Weather Service has extended to tornado watch now include Izard, Sharp, and Stone counties along with Cleburne, Independence, Jackson, White, and Woodruff counties until 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

  • UAMS to eliminate more than 120 more jobs amid shortfall

    UAMS to eliminate more than 120 more jobs amid shortfall

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-02-24 18:30:25 GMT
    UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)
    UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Science will eliminate more than 120 more jobs because of budget shortfalls.

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Science will eliminate more than 120 more jobs because of budget shortfalls.

  • Two arrested in kidnapping of missing girl

    Two arrested in kidnapping of missing girl

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-02-23 21:36:59 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:36 AM EST2018-02-24 13:36:28 GMT

    Two people were in custody Friday after their arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Mississippi County girl. 

    Two people were in custody Friday after their arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Mississippi County girl. 

Powered by Frankly