The ninth annual Greenwich Alliance for Education’s Turkey Trot is less than three weeks away! The 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Run is the largest community event of the Thanksgiving weekend – with 2,000 runners and spectators expected on Saturday, November 30, 2019. All proceeds directly benefit Greenwich Public School programs for students and teachers.
Pre-Register by Friday to Guarantee a 2019 Turkey Trot T-Shirt
Registration, which is available online at www.greenwichalliance.org, costs $35 per adult ($40 on race day) and $15 for children (14 and younger).
Performance material t-shirts and goody bags are guaranteed to runners who pre-register by Friday, November 15.
Registrants can 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. The Cadillac of Greenwich 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 9:30am, followed by the HSS Stamford 5K at 10:00am. Warm-up and stretching will be offered at 9:00am. Post-race snacks will be served in the General Atlantic hospitality tent.
Win $500 in the “Run for Your School” Competition
As an added benefit, the Alliance will hold its annual “Run For Your School Competition,” sponsored by Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, through which a $500 gift card for physical education purchases will be awarded to the Greenwich school with the greatest number of registered runners.
The 2018 winner was Glenville School. Currently, Julian Curtiss and Glenville School are tied for the lead, with Greenwich High School and Western Middle School close behind.
#TurkeyInTraining Launches on Social Media
Tom the Turkey has been spotted out-and-about in Greenwich training for race day!
He’s also visiting sponsors –working-out at Forme Barre Fitness, filling-up at Putnam Shell, making an ATM withdrawal at Webster Bank, test-driving new cars at Cadillac of Greenwich, and more! Follow his adventures on Facebook (@greenwichallianceforeducation) or Instagram (greenwichalliance).
Growing List of Local Businesses Confirmed as Sponsors
The Turkey Trot is the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s largest fundraising event. Lead sponsors to date are: Cadillac of Greenwich, General Atlantic, Hospital for Special Surgery Stamford, The Richman Group, Northeast Generator, 400 Capital Management, MarketAxess, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Arthur Werner Moving and Storage, Ellington Management Group LLC, ESF Camps, First Choice Windows, First County Bank, Greenwich Braces, Tom Markey – Morgan Stanley, O’Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Putnam Shell, Samuel Owen Gallery, The Gibbons and Forti Families, Barnum Financial Group, Cecilia Fernandez, Anderson Associates, Coerver Coaching, Cushman & Wakefield, Cynthia DeRiemer – Coldwell Banker, Elite Health Services, English Gardens & Designs, Family Centers, Forme Barre Fitness, Francis Development LLC, Garden Catering, Gilbride, Tusa, Last, Spellane LLC, Greenwich Education Association, Greenwich Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Greenwich Organization of School Administrators, Hoffman Landscapes, Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara LLC, JDF LLC, MBI Inc, McLean Smiles, Pecora Brothers, Pizza Post, Dr. Don and Jane Pogoda DDS, Rental Instrument LLC, David S. Roth – RBC Wealth Management, Simply Beauty by Sonia, Webster Bank, and Vineyard Vines. Additional In-Kind donors are Garden Catering and Upper Crust Bagel and ASF Promotions. Local businesses interested in sponsorships are encouraged to contact Julie Faryniarz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2006 as a way for the Greenwich community to support the Greenwich Public School system, the Greenwich Alliance for Education funds innovation, expands opportunities and inspires educators. Its main programs include: “Reaching Out Grants,” grants awarded to pilot innovative programs in our schools; “Tuning In To Music,” free instrumental music lessons for students unable to afford this opportunity; Greenwich Alliance Scholarship Fund for AVID students in college; Early Childhood Education through the “Greenwich United Way’s Direct Impact program – Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions.” For information, call 203-340-2323 or visit www.greenwichalliance.org.