All runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s sixth annual Turkey Trot, to be held in Bruce Park on Saturday, November 26 at 9:30am. Join over 1,000 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 and both races begin and end at the Arch Street Teen Center at 100 Arch Street.
The Alliance is grateful 5K race sponsor, Hospital for Special Surgery who has been a supporter for the past four years. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will start 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’s website, www.greenwichalliance.org. Prior to November 1st, registration cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child age 14 and under. On November 2nd adult registration will increase to $30, so register early.
Race-day registration will take place inside the Arch Street Teen Center from 8:00-9:00am.
The cost race day will be $35 per adult and $15 per child 14 and under. T-shirts and goody bags with offers from local merchants will be guaranteed to runners who register by November 16th and to all other registrants while supplies last. Again this year – chip timing for the 5K race! Make sure to register on line to guarantee a chip! Warm-up and stretching will be organized by Greenwich Track Club prior to the 1 Mile start.
Pre-registered runners can pick up bibs, T-shirts, and goody bags on Friday, November 25th at the Arch Street Teen Center from 2-5PM. The Arch Street Teen Center is located at 100 Arch St in Greenwich.
Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female 5K winners and the top three male and female finishers in 8 age categories, from 14-and-under to 70-plus. All 16-and-under 1-mile finishers will receive medals. Refreshments will be provided by Kings Food Markets, the Upper Crust Bagel Company and Whole Foods of Greenwich.
The Alliance is excited to build on the past success of this annual event and hopes to add more sponsors and donations for runner amenities this year. Interested local businesses are encouraged to contact Julie Faryniarz at 203-340-2323 or [email protected].
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 delivered aboard our Storymobile; “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. For more information about the Alliance please call 203-340-2323 or visit www.greenwichalliance.org.
Other holiday season events: