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Sunday March 8th, 2020 – The 8th 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 Hammerlun 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 8th, 2020
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
East View High School Athletic Field
4490 E University Ave.
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+). All who finish the Fun Run will receive a medal.
5K Race – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packet Pick Up
Friday March 6th 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
Benefiting the Children of Georgetown schools – 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.
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-kind 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!
The Hammerlun Family – “Some of our favorite family memories are the fun runs we would all do together. Running with Dad was the best. We’d talk, laugh, and tell stories all while getting in a little exercise. Jerry Hammerlun was very passionate about this community, the school district, and the students of Georgetown.
“When the opportunity came to partner with Chase the Chief it became very apparent that it was a great way to give back. He invested time and energy, and it is important to us that we continue his legacy and contribute to the community. We hope that you will come out with your family, make some memories that will last a lifetime, and support the Georgetown Get Fit Initiative.” ~The Hammerlun Family
Sponsorships – 2020 Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information regarding sponsorship of this event, please send requests to email@example.com.
For More Information – https://chasethechief.georgetown.org/