‘Jogging Dead’ to help SPD Explorer program

SNELLVILLE – Get ready to run for your life. 

The Snellville Police Department Explorers Post 805 is hosting a charity run dubbed “The Jogging Dead.”

The event will take place at First Baptist Church Snellville, 2400 Main St. at 8 a.m. Oct. 31 – Halloween. 

“The theme, ‘The Jogging Dead,’ was inspired because the race is being held on Halloween,” said program advisor Jasmina Hodzic. The name is a take-off on the popular TV show, “The Walking Dead.”

The Explorer program focuses on helping teens and young adults explore their interest in law enforcement. There are 46 Explorers currently enrolled in the program. Those interested in the program can visit the Snellville Police Department on Wisteria Drive any Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The money that is raised or donated for the event will be used to help Explorers get new uniforms and help with the cost of travel and hotel for competitions. The major regional competition is held in Gatlinburg, Tenn. in February where Explorers compete with numerous other Explorers from different agencies. 

All participants get a free T-shirt, a runner’s goody bag and Halloween candy. Cost for the run is $28 through Oct. 24, $30 the week of the race, $35 the day of the race and $15 for the Fun Run.  

For more information and to register visit: www.joggingdead5k.com or call Sarah Glynn at 678-469-2221.