The Brookhaven Police Department is holding in its annual Hot Pursuit and Glow Run race Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Murphey Candler Park, 1551 W. Nancy Creek Drive.

Participants in a recent Glow Run are lit up with glow paint and glow sticks at the start line. Money raised from the event supports the annual Shop with a Badge program. (City of Brookhaven)

The fifth annual race, now in its second year as a nighttime Glow Run, has raised thousands of dollars for the Police Department’s Shop With a Badge initiative. All funds raised through registration fees, donations and sponsorships will be given to underprivileged children to shop at Target shortly before Christmas. The children are paired up with participating police officers, sheriff’s deputies, troopers and various other first responders to pick out much needed items and toys.

“It’s very important for our community to come out and participate in this great annual event as it makes our Shop With a Badge initiative a reality,” said Officer Carlos Nino in a press release. Last year the BPD took 66 children shopping and plans to take 77 children shopping this year.

Participants can register for a 5K run or 1K walk, and children ages 6 and under are invited to a free Tot Trot. All who participate will receive a finisher medal that glows in the dark. The race and walk are running stroller and pet friendly. Music, photo booths, and glow paint, rings, bracelets and sticks will be part of the fun.

To sponsor the event or make a donation, contact Sgt. Jake Kissel or Officer Carlos Nino  at or

For more information or to register, visit

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.