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 runsignup.com/Race/MD/Worton/7thAnnualTrojanTrample5kRun Walk.

You also can email KCHS.ptsa.officers@gmail.com.

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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