By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Westborough – Over 900 runners and walkers – along with some youngsters in strollers – traveled a snow-lined 5K route Nov. 17 for the fifth annual Westborough Turkey Trot, beginning and ending at Westborough High School (WHS). A subcommittee of Westborough Education Foundation, the Turkey Trot raises funds to support the town’s public schools’ initiatives not covered by the annual budget.
Before trotters took their marks, WHS senior Abby Hammond sang the national anthem while Cub Scout William Johnston, 10, of Pack 33, served as the American flag bearer.
Finishing the 5K first overall in 17:58 was WHS cross-country coach Jeremy Nute of Grafton. Brian Schneider of Westborough finished a close second in 18:10. Lacy Liebert of Westborough was the first-place female, finishing in 21.43. Lead timer with RaceWire was WHS senior Zach Arneth.
Participants were encouraged to bring nonperishable items for the Westborough Food Pantry.
The 5K road race was followed by a fun run for kids ages 3 to 11.
For more information about the Westborough Turkey Trot, visit westboroughturkeytrot.org and facebook.com/westboroughTT5K.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.