Students prepare for Thanksgiving with fifth annual Turkey Trot


Caroline Vranas

Juniors Ruby Kraker and Avary Blazevich “trot” the final stretch of the course.

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As the air gets colder and the leaves continue to fall, the Thanksgiving season has already quickly passed. Common traditions such as eating turkey and watching the Macy’s parade may come to mind when thinking about the holiday. However, the Physical Education classes have created their own tradition to get students physically active before Thanksgiving. 

Every student involved in a PE class (PE, Yoga, PE Lead or Athletic Performance) is required to participate in the Turkey Trot. The races took place on Nov. 21 for G day classes and Nov. 22 for B day classes. The event was first introduced in 2019 but took a leap year due to COVID-19.

The race starts off with a lap around the track and proceeds to run up to Alumni Drive. Students proceed to run around a cone at the top of the hill by the tennis courts and run down Alumni Drive, past the PAC entrance and then down Julia Street. 

The path continues on going past the front of the school and goes back up to the track. The trot finishes with three quarters of a lap around the track, where students are greeted with hot chocolate and an open gym. 

“The Turkey Trot this year went really well, the kids really enjoyed it and we [the PE teachers] try to make it fun for everyone. Overall the kids did a really good job and it was a great year,” said teacher, Brian Storako.