On November 11, sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students at Shaw Heights Middle School laced up their running shoes for the 2.25-mile Turkey Trot that took them through the Shaw Heights neighborhood as deputies from the Adams County Sherriff’s Office escorted the runners along the course. Several staff members also raced along on foot or bike.
Each student that participated donated money to go toward food items for Thanksgiving meals for families. While the annual Turkey Trot was suspended for a couple of years due to COVID, it returned with the highest student participation yet, with 350 students who cumulatively raised $1,100!
“Students always look forward to this event, and it’s a chance to be competitive or simply socialize,” said John Uridil, Principal at Shaw Heights Middle School. “There was energy and anticipation during the race buildup, and kids left energized for the weekend. These types of events help students have a deeper connection with the school, and it’s something they’ll remember.”
Check out the official race results for the fastest boys and girls in each grade level: