Breckenridge Texan

Annual Turkey Trot race kicks off Thanksgiving Holiday for South Elementary students, teachers

Annual Turkey Trot race kicks off Thanksgiving Holiday for South Elementary students, teachers
November 24
12:57 2021

South Elementary students were joined by teachers, parents and others for the annual Turkey Trot run on Friday morning, the last day of school before the Thanksgiving holiday break.

Breckenridge Police Chief Bacel Cantrell and other officers helped block off the runners’ route in the neighborhood around the school for the race.

The event was started by South Elementary PE teacher Tamara Russell several years ago when she was working at North Elementary. When Breckenridge Independent School District reorganized the schools last year, the tradition moved to South Elementary, along with Russell.

The route is a little more than a mile long. Some of the teachers dressed up in costumes, including a turkey and a pilgrim, and one student wore a hot dog costume.

The first 30 runners to cross the finish line won Turkey Trot t-shirts. The winners were:

  1. Alexander Monge
  2. Cohen Elder
  3. Colt Nye
  4. Kiptyn Escalon
  5. Mason Alvarado
  6. Ryland Dabney
  7. Rhody Stewart
  8. Wyatt Burns
  9. Pate Gill
  10. Brayson Miles
  11. Keltyn Jackson
  12. Jake Chisolm
  13. Marky Perez
  14. Noah Arellano
  15. Sawyer Langham
  16. Kaelem Hinson
  17. Tyson Hope
  18. Elizabeth Hoffine
  19. Kaiden Reynolds
  20. Cantyn McClymond
  21. LaKyla Bartley
  22. Neveah Johnson
  23. Cade Escalon
  24. Porter Easter
  25. Yandell Araujo
  26. Brayden Begeman
  27. Aiden Hoffine
  28. Caleb Windsor
  29. Isaac Duran
  30. Ian Hitchcock
All BISD students will be out of school this week and will return to their regular schedules on Monday, Nov. 29.

South Elementary library aide Chantal De La Cruz dressed as a Thanksgiving Pilgrim  for the annual Turkey Trot last Friday. Students, staff, parents and others raced through the neighborhood around the school for the event. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: With Breckenridge Police Department officers providing traffic control, South Elementary students and teachers participate in the annual Turkey Trot race the Friday before Thanksgiving. Some dressed in costumes, including Rebekah Duncan, who wore a turkey costume. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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