The WHS Turkey Trot Returns to In-Person: November 20

The WHS Turkey Trot Returns to In-Person:  November 20

Stephanie Hogan '23, Contributing Writer

After a virtual run last year as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, the Westborough Turkey Trot will be back in action on the streets of Westborough for the 8th year on November 20.

Turkey Trots are long distance races, typically 5ks, that are held on or around Thanksgiving in the United States. The races are open to any runners, walkers, and joggers who want to participate in a fun community event.

Some towns create a fundraiser to go along with the race. In Westborough’s case, the money donated goes into supporting the Westborough Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to fund other Westborough Public School initiatives outside the typical coverage the annual school budget provides.

Alongside supporting the Westborough Education Foundation, in the spirit of Thanksgiving there will also be a food drive going on at the high school.

Besides financially supporting the Westborough Education Foundation and providing supplies for the Westborough Food pantry, the Westborough Turkey Trot is a great opportunity to positively reinforce the strong sense of community in Westborough while promoting habits of wellness.

On the website of the Turkey Trot, Amber Bock, Superintendent of Westborough Public Schools, shares the importance of “Celebrate[ing] wellness, community togetherness, and a commitment to strong public schools with the annual Westborough Turkey Trot.”

Superintendent Bock also shared the Turkey Trot “is an example of what makes Westborough a great town. What a meaningful way to start a Saturday morning.”

To register you can go to: westboroughturkeytrot.com.
To further donate to the Westborough Education Foundation go to:
Westborough Education Foundation.com
To further donate to the Westborough Food Pantry go to: Westborough Food Pantry.Com