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Runners, Walkers Step Off For Greenwich's Fifth Anual Turkey Trot

Principal McGuire and the students of Julian Curtiss School had the greatest participation in the Turkey Trot. The School won the RBC Wealth Management school competition and received $500 for the purchase of PE equipment.
Principal McGuire and the students of Julian Curtiss School had the greatest participation in the Turkey Trot. The School won the RBC Wealth Management school competition and received $500 for the purchase of PE equipment. Photo Credit: Greenwich Alliance For Education

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The 5th annual Turkey Trot to benefit the Greenwich Alliance for Education drew 1,100 runners and walkers to take part in the event Nov. 28 in Bruce Park.

The Hospital for Special Surgery sponsored the 5K, and Cadillac of Greenwich sponsored the 1 Mile fun run for kids.

A total of 70 volunteers joined the Greenwich Police Department, GEMS, and 70 to work along the Bruce Park course to keep runners safe.

The volunteers included students from AVID, an Alliance funded college readiness system at Greenwich High School, Central Middle School and Western Middle School.

A post-race music and snack event was served up courtesy of donations at the Arch Street Teen Center.

In an effort to encourage competitors of all ages, the Alliance tracks participants from all local public schools. Julian Curtiss Elementary School gets a shout-out for having the greatest percentage of participants, its third year of winning the participation competition.

Dozens of sponsors supported the effort, which was planned by race Co-Directors Emmy Stocker and Jane Hentemann, Chairman of the Greenwich Alliance; and members of the Alliance’s Turkey Trot planning committee.

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

Click here to learn more about Greenwich Alliance.

Click here for race results.

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