Sunday March 4th, 2018 – The 6th Annual Chase the Chief 5K and Fun Run is just around the corner! This is sure to be a fun filled day for the entire family! Participants will get the chance to “Chase” Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero, in the 5k race, and Assistant Police Chief Cory Tchida, in the Fun Run event.
Activities for the day include the 5k race, the Fun Run, Chief’s Challenge, Award Ceremony, Georgetown Police Department obstacle course, fitness fair and healthy snacks!
Chase the Chief is a fitness initiative of the Georgetown Police Department. This event focuses on raising awareness about the devastating health, social , and economic impact of childhood obesity, encouraging behavior change among children and families to combat obesity, and exposing community members to fun physical activity, including a GPD obstacle course, fitness fair, and healthy snacks.
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
noon to 1pm – Race day registration/Packet Pick up at EVHS Athletic Fields
Noon to 1:45pm – Chief’s Challenge
Noon to 5pm – Fitness Fair
2pm – Opening Ceremonies
2:15pm – Fun Run, not timed
2:45pm – Start of 5K or 15 mins after conclusion of the Fun Run
4:30 pm – Awards ceremony – immediately following the completion of the 5k race
Cost – Register Online Here
$10 – Adults
$5 – Students
No refunds or transfers. No pets. Strollers welcome.
Chase the Chief 5K Race Awards and Categories
Top Male & Female finisher in each listed division receives an award:
Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Adults 18-54 who are non-students
The fastest Male & Female finisher overall will receive an additional award.
Fun Run – In addition to the 5k, they will be offering a Fun Run (ages 0-99+). The 5k Race and Fun Run will begin at the start/finish line located between the stadium and practice fields. All students who finish the Fun Run will receive a medal.
5K Race – The 5k Race will begin at the start/finish line located between the stadium and practice fields. A keepsake will be awarded to the participants who complete the race! The 5k Race will start at approximately 2:45 pm or 15 minutes after the end of the Fun Run. This will be a chip-timed event. The race distance is 5k (3.1 miles).
Chief’s Challenge – Prior to the 5k and Fun Run, our students, friends and their families are invited to participate in the Chief’s Fitness Challenge. The Chief’s Challenge is a series of body weight movements (with some weight available for advanced athletes) for no more than 5 minutes specifically designed so that all can participate – from the beginner athlete to the highest level all are welcome!
The challenge will occur within the football stadium using assigned lanes by age group and skill level beginning at noon and closing 15 minutes prior to the opening ceremonies. For more information on the challenge, including a recommended training program, contact CrossFit 355 at email@example.com.
Benefiting the Children of Georgetown schools!
The Georgetown Get Fit Initiative (GGFI) is a collaborative effort by all the GISD elementary schools to get students excited about exercising and staying fit.
The elementary school PE coaches are testing their students’ baseline fitness in the Fall with a fun and challenging exercise test, and then using the same test in the Spring to measure students’ improvement in their fitness levels. The school with the best overall improvement wins the coveted Chief’s Hammer!
All money raised through registrations and sponsorships goes directly to the event and to grants for our local schools’ PE departments. The actual cost of the event is very low thanks to generous in-kinds donations from our community and the hard work of our many volunteers, which allows us to maximize the amount of money going to our schools.
Last year, we awarded $19,000 to our PE Departments, which was used to purchase recreational and sports equipment, outdoor games, a gymnastics course, scooters, and much more!
Packet Pick Up
Friday March 2nd from 11am until 7pm at the Public Safety Training and Operations Center (New Police Department).
3500 DB Wood Road
Georgetown, Texas 78628 MAP
Or 12noon to 1pm – Race day at EVHS Athletic Fields.
Parking – Parking will be on school property in the marked parking spaces in the gates areas to control the flow of traffic before and after the Fun Run.
Restrooms – Restroom facilities already present.
Water Station – There will be one water station on the course.
Inclement Weather – Race officials may delay, cancel or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety of participants. No refunds will be offered. Check chasethechief.georgetown.org for updates