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Greenwich Alliance For Education Plans 5K Turkey Trot

Last year's Turkey Trot 5K race and one mile fun run/walk for the Greenwich Alliance for Education had more than 600 participants. Photo Credit: Contributed
Craig Wingrove and his son William, smile after completing last year's Turkey Trot for the Greenwich Alliance for Education. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Alliance for Education will host its third annual Turkey Trot at  Bruce Park on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 9:30 a.m.

Runners and walkers will be able to choose either a 5K race or a noncompetitive 1-mile run/walk. Both will begin and end at the Arch Street Teen Center at 100 Arch St. The 1-mile fun run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K will start at 10 a.m.

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

Those interested can register online from the Greenwich Alliance’s website . Before race day, registration cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child age 14 and under. The first 100 registrants receive a $5 gift card from Garden Catering.

Race-day registration will take place inside the Arch Street Teen Center from 8 to 9 a.m. The cost race day will be $30 per adult and $15 per child 14 and under.

T-shirts and goody bags with offers from local merchants will be given to runners who register by Nov. 22 and to all other registrants while supplies last.

Pre-registered runners can pick up bibs, T-shirts, and goody bags on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Arch Street Teen Center from 2 to 5 p.m.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female 5K winners and the top three male and female finishers in 10 age categories, from 10-and-under to 70-plus. All 16-and-under 1-mile finishers will receive medals. Refreshments will be provided by PepsiCo and the Upper Crust Bagel Company.

Computerized timing for the 5K will be provided by Lightfoot Running Club.

Sponsors are Cadillac of Greenwich, General Atlantic, Hospital for Special Surgery, Shepard Insurance Group, Delamar Hotel, Peter Dusenberry Architecture PC, Computer SuperCenter of Greenwich, Scott and Icy Frantz, 400 Capital Management, Morgan Stanley/Market Group, O’Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Old Greenwich Sports and Wellness Center.

Other sponsors include: The Arch Street Teen Center, Law Office of Erin Spiess Chang LLC , Cushman-Wakefield, Cynthia DeRiemer - Coldwell Banker, Equinox, Garden Catering, John and Lile Gibbons, Ivey, Barnum and O'Mara, Ivy Rehab, Kings Food Markets, Lightfoot Running Club, MBI Inc., Pizza Post, The Reform School Pilates Exercise Studio, David S. Roth - RBC Wealth Management, Threads & Treads, Jim Hanrahan/NE Moves Mortgage and Greenwich Track Club.

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