Originally published March 4, 2018 by KXAN-TV, Austin, Texas.

Kids laced up their running shoes Sunday in Georgetown to “chase the chief” — the Georgetown police chief, that is.

The Sixth Annual Chase the Chief 5K and Fun Run took place at East View High School.

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Photo from Chase the Chief, Georgetown Police Dept.

The goal of Chase the Chief is to encourage students and their families to lead active, healthy lives. It’s a joint fitness initiative by the Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown Independent School District and the Georgetown Health Foundation.

Other activities include a police department obstacle course and fitness fair.

Proceeds from Chase the Chief 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.

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