Work it Off: Register Now for 7th Annual Greenwich Alliance for Education 2017 Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot 2014. Photo: Leslie Yager

Turkey Trot 2014. Photo: Leslie Yager

The 7th annual Turkey Trot to benefit the Greenwich Alliance for Education, a foundation that has gotten behind programs like AVID at GHS, Tuning In To Music, Going Place with Books and most recently the GHS Innovation Lab pilot, is set for Nov 25, 2017.

Join over 1,200 spectators and participants in the perfect post-Thanksgiving family activity. 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 at 100 Arch Street and pace through the beautiful flat roads of Bruce Park. We are grateful to our 5K race sponsor, Hospital for Special Surgery and our 1 Mile Fun Run/Walksponsor, Cadillac of Greenwich. The 1 Mile starts at 9:30am followed by the 5K at 10:00am.

All proceeds from the Turkey Trot will directly benefit the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s programs that aim to foster educational success for Greenwich Public School students.

Those interested can register online from the Greenwich Alliance’swebsite, www.greenwichalliance.org. Registration cost is $30 per adult and $12 per child age 14 and under. The cost race day will be $40 per adult and $15 per child 14 and under, so register early!

Race-day registration will take place inside the Arch Street Teen Center from 8:15-9:15am. T-shirts and goody bags with offers from local merchants will be guaranteed to runners who register by November 15 and to all other registrants while supplies last. Again this year – chip timing for the 5K race! Make sure to register online to guarantee a chip! Warm-up and stretching will be organized prior to the 1 Mile start about 9:00am.

Pre-registered runners can pick up bibs, T-shirts, and goody bags on Friday, November 24 at Cadillac of Greenwich from 1:00-4:00pm. Cadillac of Greenwich is located at 144 Railroad Avenue, just west ofthe Greenwich Train Station. (Note new location this year!)

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.

The Greenwich Alliance for Education was founded in 2006 as a way for the Greenwich community to support the public school system by piloting innovative, educational programs that provide access to opportunities which offer enrichment and close achievement gaps. The Alliance has three main programs: “Going Places With Books”, early literacy program; “Tuning In To Music”, free instrumental music lessons for students unable to afford this opportunity;
“Reaching Out Grants”, grants awarded to fund innovative programs in our schools.

Crossing the finish line at the Turkey Trot. File Photo Leslie Yager

Crossing the finish line at the Turkey Trot. File Photo Leslie Yager

Liz James of Greenwich, with sister in law Shari Aser James. Liz got a lot of compliments on her hat. Credit: Leslie Yager

Liz James of Greenwich, with sister in law Shari Aser James. Liz got a lot of compliments on her hat. Turkey Trot 2014 Credit: Leslie Yager

Turkey Trot 2014. Photo: Leslie Yager

Turkey Trot 2014. Photo: Leslie Yager

More information about Greenwich Alliance for Education  is available online, including the foundation’s early literacy programs for preschoolers and after-school and weekend programs.

Donations to the Greenwich Alliance for Education are 100% tax deductible. The Alliance is a non-profit and an approved 501 (c) 3 organization.


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