The Brookhaven Police Department will host its first “Hot Pursuit” 5K on Oct. 4 in Ashford Park. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund the “Shop with a Badge” Christmas program.

All funds raised through race registration fees, donations and corporate sponsorships will be divided up equally among Brookhaven’s underprivileged children. The children will be escorted by participating police officers, sheriff’s deputies, troopers and various other first responders to pick out much needed items, and maybe a toy or two.

For more information or to become a sponsor, visit