Beginning at 8:30 am on May 31 is the annual Guardians of the Hill 5K and Family Fun Run, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Police Department. The race is set to take place through the Southern Community Park in Southern Village.

The event will feature many fun, family-oriented events that allow for participants to win prizes and get educated on the many public safety organizations of Chapel Hill, including the Police Department, Fire Department, and Orange County Emergency Services.

There will also be a free child ID event, in which parents can receive a CD and printout along with their child’s photo, fingerprints, and other important information.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to The North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

In order to learn more about how to participate in the 5K, be sure to visit and click the “Guardians of the Hill” link or search for “Guardians of the Hill” at