About Chase the Chief
2020 Chase the Chief
Benefiting students in Georgetown schools
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Join us for the 8th annual Chase the Chief Chase 5k, Hammerlun Family Fun Run, and Chief’s Challenge, a community event!
This years event will take place at the East View High School’s Athletic Fields located at 4490 E University Ave. This is a fun filled event for the entire family and serious runners, alike. Participants in both events will get the chance to “Chase” Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero, in the 5k race, and Assistant Police Chief Cory Tchida, in the Hammerlun Family Fun Run.
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.
In addition to the 5k, we will be offering The Hammerlun Family Fun Run (ages 0-99+), more information to follow. The 5k Race and Fun Run will begin at the start/finish line located between the stadium and practice fields. A keepsake will be awarded to the participants who complete either race!
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!