Chase the Chief 5K and Fun Run on March 4

Registration is open for the sixth annual Chase the Chief 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, March 4, at East View High School, located at 4490 E. University Ave. Participants will get the chance to chase Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero.

The goal of Chase the Chief is to encourage students and their families to lead active, healthy lives. This event is joint fitness initiative by the Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown ISD, and the Georgetown Health Foundation.

Chase the Chief features a 5K and a Fun Run. Other activities include a police department obstacle course and fitness fair open from noon-5 p.m. Look for race day registration and other event activities on the athletic fields.

Registration for the event is priced at $5 for students and $10 for adults. Register at ChaseTheChief.georgetown.org.

Proceeds from this event will help fund grants for GISD physical education programs. Last year, $19,000 was awarded to GISD physical education departments and was used to purchase recreational and sports equipment, outdoor games, a gymnastics course and scooters.

Packet pickup is available March 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road. Race day registration and packet pickup starts at noon.

Following the race, there will be an award ceremony.

To register for the Chase the Chief 5K and Fun Run, go to ChaseTheChief.georgetown.org.

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