What makes the Turkey Trot unique among charitable running events is that it’s run by kids with their families supporting them, Robin Lord said. Those kids are both from public high schools—for example, this year Brielle Connelly is co-chairing with Weston High School senior David Tamburri—and private schools, including St. Luke’s, Greenwich Academy, Brunswick and King.
“The great part is that all these kids from different areas come together, they visit the shelter together, they see what goes on–the beds and bunks—learn what they’re doing it for, and it really drives them to work hard and raise as much as they possibly can each year, from September to race day,” Lord said.
– ‘A Rare and Wonderful Thing’: Local Teens, Families Gear Up for 2018 New Canaan Turkey Trot
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