Letter: Thankful for Turkey Trot support

The the editor,

Our largest Greenwich Alliance for Education Turkey Trot to date was held this year, thanks to a tremendous showing from the community!

On Saturday, Nov. 25, there were nearly 1300 enthusiastic runners and walkers ready to work off that extra slice (or two) of pumpkin pie at the Seventh Annual Greenwich Alliance for Education (“Alliance”) Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.

A special thanks to our major sponsors, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cadillac of Greenwich and Greenwich Leadership Partners for their support of the 2017 Turkey Trot. The Greenwich Police Department, GEMS, and 115 volunteers manned the Bruce Park course to keep runners safe.

Included amongst the youth volunteers were students from AVID, an Alliance-funded college readiness system at Greenwich High School and from Innovation Lab, an interdisciplinary, college prep program at GHS. Thanks to donations from our race day contributors, post-race music and delicious refreshments were enjoyed by all in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

In an effort to encourage competitors of all ages, the Alliance tracks participants from the local schools. Special thank you to North Street, Julian Curtiss and Glenville for fostering a friendly competition among the three schools. Not until the final count did North Street School pull ahead as the winner and register the greatest percentage of participants from their school — congratulations to Principal Jill Flood and the NSS community!

Our sincere thanks go to all of our sponsors: Cadillac of Greenwich, Greenwich Leadership Partners, Hospital for Special Surgery, General Atlantic, MarketAxess, 400 Capital Management, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, ESF Camps at Greenwich Academy, Greenwich Braces, First Choice Windows & Remodeling, Scott & Icy Frantz, Tom Markey-Morgan Stanley, O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, First County Bank, Samuel Owen Gallery, Barnum Financial Group, CryoPoint, Cushman & Wakefield, Cynthia DeRiemer — Coldwell Banker Realty, Equinox, Garden Catering, John and Lile Gibbons, Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane LLC, Go Figure Barre Studios, Greenwich Drains, Greenwich Education Association, Greenwich Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC, JDF, LLC, MBI, Inc, M Communications, Pizza Post, Dr. Donald and Jane Pagoda, D.M.D., Putnam Shell, RBC Wealth Management David S. Roth, Rental Instruments LLC, Shepard Insurance Group, Simply Beauty by Sonia, Upper Crust Bagel Company, Westy Self Storage and YMCA of Greenwich.

We would also like to extend a special thanks to Arch Street Teen Center for supporting our event since the first Trot seven years ago.