The Fuzz Run is a fundraiser for the Police Who Care Fund. Started in 1974 by Officer Frank Hilton, the fund provides community support for those in need. Captain Willie Davis and Chief Bobby Moody partnered in 1983 to establish the run. For 40 years, the event has been a one-mile fun run and a 5K race.
By the 1990s, participation in the run had dropped considerably and was almost cancelled. The Covington Police Department’s Community Outreach Division began promoting the run and it has grown every year to what it is today. There were 2,641 runners and walkers in the 25th anniversary run, which was a new record at the time.
Routed through beautiful, historic Covington, runners and walkers enjoy great scenery while getting in their exercise. With the help of the Bib Tag Timing System, runners can check results with smart phones via QR code. They can also see their time online and/or by email.
Held on the second Saturday of September, the run is the primary source of funding for Police Who Care (PWC). If tragedy visits the employees of the City of Covington, the PWC fund is there to help. In addition to annual contributions to several charities (Special Olympics, YMCA, and Miracle League, to name a few), the fund gives $1,000 to every family in Georgia who has lost a loved one in the course of her or his law enforcement duties.
The PWC Fund has an eight-member Board of Directors – one civilian member of the Police Department, two supervisors, two sworn members, two civilians, and the Chief of Police or his designee.