No turkeys at this ‘trot’

After a day of overeating and Thanksgiving indulgence, people looking to get an early start on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight had a great chance at the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s Turkey Trot.

The annual event marked its second year with a successful run through Bruce Park on Nov. 24 with an early start of 9:15 a.m. There was both a competitive 5K race and a non-competitive one-mile course where people could run, walk or jog at their leisure.

 

According to the Alliance, 661 runners registered for the event, and Alliance Executive Director Julie Faryniarz said credit had to go to the two race directors, Emmy Stocker and Christine Kim. She thanked Lightfoot Running Club for its work timing the race as well as Threads and Treads for its support. Additionally, the Turkey Trot had numerous sponsors, including Tony DeVita/Luxury Mortgage, Equinox, Morgan Stanley’s The Markey Group, Shepard Insurance Group, Garden Catering, Kings Food Market, Pizza Post, Splurge, Cynthia DeRiemer of Coldwell Banker, Upper Crust Bagel Co., and Serendipity. State Sen. L. Scott Frantz and his wife, Icy, and state Rep. Lile Gibbons and her family were also major sponsors of the event.

The Alliance also gave special recognition to Julian Curtiss School, which had the greatest number of runners from any public school in town.

“We were thrilled with how things went,” Ms. Kim told the Post. “It was a fun, healthy event for the whole family, and it also served to help fund our needed programs.”

As it did last year, the Turkey Trot will directly benefit the Alliance’s grant program for the Greenwich Public Schools. Every year the Alliance funds several programs that are designed to enhance the educational experience and provide students with additional opportunities to learn and succeed. An article about one of the Alliance’s programs, Bridging the Digital Divide, which provides computers for students without home access, is on page 1A of this week’s edition of the Post.

All images are courtesy of Post photographer John Ferris Robben.

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