The Conyers Police Department is hosting its first ever Shop with A Cop (SWAC) 5K race and fun run on Saturday, Oct. 1. Every December, law enforcement personnel accompany children from families experiencing financial hardships to the Conyers Wal-Mart to shop for Christmas gifts.
Historically, SWAC has been funded through personal and business donations as well as fund-raising efforts by the Conyers Police Department’s Explorer and Volunteers in Police Services programs. This year, the department is offering the 5K race and fun run to help raise these funds while providing an opportunity for the community to get to know their local police department.
The race will start and finish at the Rockdale County Government Complex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers and route along the City of Conyers walking trails.
The one-mile fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m. The 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. First, second and third place trophies will be awarded for the 5K and every race participant will receive a medal and goodie bag.
The event is open to all ages and walkers are also welcome to participate. Walking clubs, Girl and Boy Scout troops, schools, gym members, prayer groups and other community partners are encouraged to participate.
Early registration is $10 for the fun run and $20 for the 5K. On the day of the event, the registration fee will be $15 and $25 respectively. Sponsorship opportunities for business entities are also available:
Platinum Sponsor: $500 – 5 runners, plaque, large print name on banner
Gold Sponsor: $300 – 3 runners, name on banner displayed at the race and Shop With A Cop
Silver Sponsor: $200 – 2 runners
Bronze Sponsor: $100 – 1 runner
Sponsors will receive recognition on Conyers Police Department’s social media platforms and other marketing.
The Conyers Police Department thanks its first official sponsor, the Georgia Army National Guard, for providing the race bibs for the event.