The Greenwich Alliance for Education held their 8th Annual Turkey Trot, with over a thousand participants registered for the 5k or the 1-mile run. The Alliance, which began in 2006, supports the Greenwich public school system by funding innovation, expanding opportunities and inspiring educators. The event included the “Run for Your School Competition,” where the Greenwich school with the greatest participation won a gift card to be put towards physical education equipment.
“This friendly competition, encouraged by our school principals and promoted by the PTAs, certainly brings out enthusiastic students and their families and helps us raise money for our many programs” says Julie Faryniarz, Executive Director.
The race followed a course that weaved through the scenic flat roads of Bruce Park, before ending at the Arch Street Teen Center. Race Director Joan Lynch was thrilled with the success of this year’s trot. “This race is such a fabulous community event, promoting a healthy lifestyle as well as community service, with a large number of students running or volunteering with us. It’s a huge coordinated effort by so many people, bringing together Greenwich and the surrounding communities, to raise funds for such a wonderful local organization,” she said.