On Saturday (11/30/19), over 2,000 participants and spectators participated in the the largest community event of the Thanksgiving weekend to help raise funds for Greenwich Public School programs: the Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk hosted by Greenwich Alliance for Education!
Registrants were given the opportunity to choose from either a 5K race or a non-competitive 1 mile run/walk. Both races began and ended at the Arch Street Teen Center at 100 Arch Street, and paced through the beautiful flat roads of Bruce Park. The Cadillac of Greenwich 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk started at 9:30AM, followed by the HSS Stamford 5K at 10:00am.
“The Turkey Trot gets bigger and better every year,” said Julie Faryniarz, Executive Director, Greenwich Alliance for Education. “We’re delighted to bring the community together each November to have fun while raising essential funds for Alliance programs that benefit Greenwich students beginning in preschool and continuing through college graduation.”
Lead sponsors for the Turkey Trot (which is the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s largest fundraising event) included: Cadillac of Greenwich, General Atlantic, Hospital for Special Surgery Stamford, The Richman Group, Northeast Generator, 400 Capital Management, MarketAxess, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Ellington Management Group LLC, ESF Camps, First Choice Windows, First County Bank, Greenwich Braces, Morgan Stanley/The Markey Group, O'Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Putnam Shell, Samuel Owen Gallery, The Gibbons and Forti Families, Arthur Werner Moving & Storage, Cushman & Wakefield, Cynthia DeRiemer – Coldwell Banker, Dr. Don and Jane Pogoda DDS, David S. Roth - RBC Wealth Management, Forme Barre Fitness, Gilbride, Tusa, Last, Spellane LLC, Greenwich Education Association, Hoffman Landscapes, Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara LLC, JDF LLC, MBI Inc, Pizza Post, Rental Instrument LLC, Simply Beauty by Sonia, Webster Bank, Barnum Financial and Vineyard Vines. Additional In-Kind donors were Garden Catering and Upper Crust Bagel and ASF Promotions.
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Thank you to all of the participants, volunteers & Sponsors! The Turkey Trot was a great success and the Alliance are grateful for your support!
Click Here For Race Results: catskillstiming.com/race/greenwich-alliance-for-education-turkey-trot/
About the Greenwich Alliance for Education
Founded in 2006 as a way for the Greenwich community to support the Greenwich Public School system, the Greenwich Alliance for Education funds innovation, expands opportunities and inspires educators. Its main programs include: “Reaching Out Grants,” grants awarded to pilot innovative programs in our schools; “Tuning In To Music,” free instrumental music lessons for students unable to afford this opportunity; Greenwich Alliance Scholarship Fund for AVID students in college; Early Childhood Education through the “Greenwich United Way’s Direct Impact program – Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions.” For information, call 203-340-2323 or visit www.greenwichalliance.org.
Photos by Kylie Finkelstein.