Principal Christine Cappadona said that the Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School will host its ninth annual Turkey Trot at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Following a pep rally at the school on Harborview Road, fourth- and fifth-grade students compete in the Turkey Trot. Teachers will keep track and record their students’ times as they complete the 1.2-mile race. An awards celebration for all participants and their families will be held in the gym following the race and all students will be awarded with a finisher’s medal and certificate of completion.
The overall winner and the top three girls and boys from each grade will earn additional awards, which were donated by the Hull PTO and Lori Tobin from SporTobin.
In the days leading up to the race, the school is hosting a food drive, where canned goods are collected in classrooms and donated to the local food pantry at Wellspring. Parents and residents who would like to donate to the food drive can drop off items at the school lobby up until Wednesday morning.
"The students have been training all fall for this in their physical education classes and on their own," Cappadona said. "We look forward to the pep rally and the race every year, and it's a great way to begin the Thanksgiving celebration."