300 race in support of healthy lifestyles

Hot Pepper Night 5K

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - About 300 runners turned out Saturday to encourage healthier activities and lifestyles.

St. Bernards and Gearhead Outfitters worked together to put on the Hot Pepper Nights 5k and 10k races.

This is the 16th year for the race and, according to race director Niki Crocker, it keeps getting bigger.

“This is a huge success this year and I’m excited to see this just continue to grow over the years,” she said.

Proceeds from the race go directly to the “Get in Gear” series.

The push behind the healthier living has inspired Crocker over the years.

“We want to make sure we take care of you when you’re in hospital and we can give you what you need,” she said. “We also want to make sure we can keep you out of the hospital by making sure you improve your health by getting out, walking, running whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better.”

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