Alliance for Education to host Turkey Trot

Registration is now open for runners and walkers looking to participate in the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s fourth annual Turkey Trot, to be held in Bruce Park on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Called the perfect post-Thanksgiving family activity, registrants will be able to choose from either a 5K race or a non-competitive one mile run/walk. Both will begin and end at the Arch Street Teen Center at 100 Arch Street. The one mile fun run/walk is sponsored this year by Cadillac of Greenwich and will start at 9:30 a.m. The 5K is sponsored by Hospital for Special Surgery and will start at 10 a.m.

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, Prior to race day, registration cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child age 14 and under. The first 200 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 $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 Nov. 19 and to all other registrants while supplies last. New this year is chip timing for the 5K race. Warm-up and stretching will be organized prior to the one mile start by Greenwich Track Club.

Pre-registered runners can pick up bibs, T-shirts and goody bags on Friday, Nov. 28 at the Arch Street Teen Center from 2 to 5 p.m. The Arch Street Teen Center is located at 100 Arch Street.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female 5K winners and the top three male and female finishers in eight age categories, from 14-and-under to 70-plus. All 16-and-under one-mile finishers will receive medals. Refreshments will be provided by Kings Food Markets and the Upper Crust Bagel Company.

The event is possible through major sponsors including: Hospital for Special Surgery, Cadillac of Greenwich, General Atlantic, MarketAxess, Patriot National Bank and Computer SuperCenter of Greenwich.

Other sponsors include The Arch Street Teen Center, Coldwell Banker Realty, FC Remodeling, Scott and Icy Frantz, Garden Catering, Greenwich Leadership Partners, Morgan Stanley/Market Group, O’Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Peter Dusenberry Architecture PC, Shepard Insurance Group, 400 Capital Management. Cushman-Wakefield , Cynthia DeRiemer — Coldwell Banker, Greenwich Education Group, MBI, Inc., Old Greenwich Sports and Wellness, Pizza Post, The Reform School Pilates Exercise Studio, David S. Roth — RBC Wealth Management and Rosie’s Frozen Yogurt.

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]

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