Trojan Trample 5K pivots to virtual format due to COVID concerns

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Trojan Trample will be held as a virtual event this year.

WORTON — Sponsors of the annual Trojan Trample 5K have found a way to navigate around the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a virtual run/walk format this year.

The event benefits Kent County High School’s athletic teams and supports scholarships for college-bound KCHS seniors.

The high school’s PTSA and all-sports booster club pushed the pause button in 2020, but are bringing back the race with a new twist — run or walk at any location, at any pace, outside or on a treadmill.

The event is Saturday, March 13, though participants have until 5 p.m. the following day to finish the 5K.

The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade who register ahead of time. The cost on race day is $35 for adults and $20 for students.

The sign-up fee for teachers is $15, which includes a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt that will be dropped off at your school.

Anyone who registers will receive a T-shirt, even if they do not participate.

Registration forms are available at Kent County Family YMCA (formerly Kent Athletic and Wellness Center), each of Kent County’s public schools and Walk.

You also can email

For information, contact race director Kiki Jones at 410-708-6979.

Prizes will be awarded to the first-place finishers in each grade. To be eligible, a student must post their time on the PTSA Facebook or Instagram page.

Everyone is eligible for random giveaways.

“You don’t even have to run/walk. You just have to register,” race director Jones said in an email to the Kent County News.

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