WAXAHACHIE

Registration is underway for the Hachie Hero Challenge 5k run that benefits the Texas Baptist Home Adoption Services. The run takes place in Getzendaner Park on Jan. 26, 2019.

Waxahachie Police Chief Wade Goolsby encourages the public to take part in the event that supports a great cause.

“The Texas Baptist Home has challenged the police and fire departments to see who can get the most participants. We are hoping that the public will join us in this event and take part,” Goolsby said. “We are thrilled to be able to support them. This is a great way for the public to get involved. Also if you select the police, you get to run with the chief.”

The proceeds from the race will go to aid families with adoption costs and other expenses. The 5K run is open to the public and registration can be done online through the Texas Baptist Home website. Online registration ends on Dec. 7 and the run is limited to 250 participants. Registration is to participate is $25. Runners 12 years old and younger can race for free. People who want to participate in the 5K but are unable to attend can sign up for the virtual 5K for $35.

The run will take place at 8 a.m. in Getzandaner Park, which is located at 400 S. Grand Avenue.

The Texas Baptist Home has been licensed with the Texas Department of Family Services for adoption since 2002. They work with children that are currently waiting in the foster care system and those whose parental rights have been terminated, as well as with children all throughout the state of Texas to find a forever home. The Texas Baptist Home has been apart of the Waxahachie Community since 1910.

For more information about the run go to www.tbhc.org/tbhc-hero-5k.