Greenwich Alliance for Education’s ‘Turkey Trot’


The eighth annual Greenwich Alliance for Education’s Turkey Trot will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24. Registrants will be able to choose from either a 5K race or a non-competitive 1-mile run/walk. Both races begin and end at the Arch Street Teen Center, 100 Arch St., and pace through Bruce Park. The Cadillac of Greenwich 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by the HSS 5K at 10.

Warm-up and stretching will be organized prior to the 1-Mile start at 9 a.m. All proceeds from the Turkey Trot will directly benefit the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s programs. The Greenwich Alliance funds innovation, expands opportunities, and inspires teachers to foster educational success for Greenwich Public School students.

Those interested can register online from the Greenwich Alliance’s website, greenwichalliance.org. Registration cost is $30 per adult ($40 on race day) and $15 per child age 14 and under. Race-day registration will take place inside the Arch Street Teen Center from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. T-shirts and goody bags with offers from local merchants will be guaranteed to runners who register by Nov. 14 and to all other registrants while supplies last. They will once again have chip timing for the 5K race and new for 2018 – performance material race T-shirts.

Again this year the Alliance will hold its “Run For Your School Competition.” The Greenwich school with the greatest participation wins a $500 gift card for PE equipment. Get your fellow students and teachers involved and be sure to indicate your school when you register.

Pre-registered runners can pick up bibs, T-shirts, and goody bags on Friday, Nov. 23 at Cadillac of Greenwich from 1 to 4 p.m. Cadillac of Greenwich is located at 144 Railroad Ave.

Awards and merchandise prizes will be presented to the top three overall male and female 5K winners. The top three male and female finishers in 9 age categories, from 10-and-under to 70-plus will also receive awards. All 1-mile finishers will receive medals.

Local businesses interested in sponsorships are encouraged to contact Julie Faryniarz at 203-340-2323 or julie@greenwichalliance.org

For more information about the Alliance, please call 230-340-2323 or visit greenwichalliance.org

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