Holabird Middle hosts annual Turkey Trot


On an unusually cold November day, eager students gathered at the Holabird STEM Program's gymnasium doors ready to test their speed and endurance.  Gym teacher Kevin Cross detailed the specifics of the mile-long course surrounding Holabird STEM Program. Parents eagerly braved the frigid temperatures while the students lined up on the starting line. Then, with a loud horn blast, they were off; some sprinting, some pacing themselves, but all excited to be participating in what has become a yearly tradition.

"The annual Turkey Trot was another huge success this year, especially with the addition of the 4th and 5th grade classes," Cross said.  "More than 100 runners signed up and this year every boy and girl finished the one mile course in less than fifteen minutes, which is an incredible accomplishment because it means nobody walked the course." 


Students and families celebrated at the after party where forty different medals were awarded to the top competitors in several different categories.  Six frozen turkeys and six delicious pies were raffled off to the participants who completed the course. 

In summing up his excitement, Cross explains, "This event is always something the kids look forward to and it is a great way to do something exciting for the families here at Holabird as we approach the holiday season!"

Spotlight and photos submitted by Theodore Anderson of Holabird STEM
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