The third annual Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K & Little Pepper Run on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Newton, KS. All pre-registered participants will receive shirts and finishers medals, and all 5K participants receive a ticket to the Harvey County Chili Cook-off, which will follow the race. Little Pepper run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K follows at 9. Registration and the start/finish line will be in front of Newton Recreation Commission at the corner of Poplar and Fifth streets.
Walkers and runners are welcome for this scenic chip-timed course that follows the Sand Creek bike path along the water. The race and chili cook-off benefit Harvey County United Way. Registration for the 5K is 35 through July 31 and $40 after. Little Pepper registration is $18 through July 31 and $20 after. Group registration discount of $5 is available. For more information, contact the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau at 316-284-3642.