It’s tough to ignore all those holiday sweets this time of year, and often, it’s even tougher to stay physically active.
However, Hart’s Hill Elementary School is attempting to buck that trend.
On November 19, the school held its 6th Annual Turkey Trot. The event, which includes a 1/4 mile run, 3K run and 3K walk, was held right at Hart’s Hill Elementary School. Dozens of students, parents, teachers and community members participated.
The races raise money for Hart’s Hill’s “Warriors on the Move” program. The program, which encourages increased physical activity, is for fourth and fifth graders. Two sessions are held during the school year, one in the fall and one in the spring. When in session, students stay after school once a week to exercise. Hart’s Hill staff and volunteers introduce a variety of exercises each week.
“The Turkey Trot is a great family event and serves as an opportunity for students in the Warriors on the Move program to run their first race,” said Hart’s Hill Physical Education Teacher Heather Pezdek. “It’s not a bad idea to get into the habit of exercising during the holiday season either!”
This year, “Warriors on the Move” donated a portion of the proceeds from the Turkey Trot to Rescue Me Purebred K9 Rescue, Inc., a foster-based program staffed solely by volunteers. All dogs taken in by the program are placed in foster homes until a permanent home can be found. “Warriors on the Move” also collected cat and dog food, toys, blankets, towels and other items for the organization.
Thank you to all those who participated in the 6th Annual Turkey Trot, and hope to see you next year!