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Chase the Chief 5K on April 12: Update

Nero at start 2014-b350Update: April 10: The event organizers are monitoring the weather for Chase the Chief on Sunday. The event is still on. In the event of cancellation or postponement, participants will be notified via the email they used to register for the event. Check the City Facebook page, and Police Department Facebook page for updates. Also look for information on the GISD Council PTA website as well as their Facebook page.

The third annual Chase the Chief 5K and Fun Run is Sunday, April 12 in San Gabriel Park. A fitness fair and obstacle course starts at 12 p.m. (noon) and the opening ceremony is at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Georgetown ISD Council of PTAs and the Georgetown Police Department and presented by the Georgetown Health Foundation.

Chase the Chief features a 5K, a 3/4-mile Fun Run, and Tot Trot. Other activities include music, police department obstacle courses, a fitness fair, a GISD School Nurses’ Fair, and healthy foods and snacks.  Look for race day registration and other event activities near the gazebo in San Gabriel Park in Georgetown.

Due to the generosity of sponsors, registration for the event is priced at only $5 for students and $10 for adults. For details or to register, go to GeorgetownCouncilPTA.org. Scholarships are available to all Georgetown ISD students and their families.

The Chase the Chief 5K and Fun Run will each be led by Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero. The goal of Chase the Chief is to encourage students and their families to improve their nutrition and lead active, healthy lives.

Proceeds from this event will sponsor the Chase the Chief nutrition and fitness program and help to purchase equipment for the GISD physical education program.

Packet pickup on Friday, April 10 is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center at 3500 DB Wood Road.

Following the race, there will be an award ceremony and a raffle for prizes.

To register for the Chase the Chief 5K run, Fun Run, or Tot Trot, go to GeorgetownCouncilPTA.org.

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