When hundreds of people take to the streets for a good cause, a lot can happen.
Lakehill Preparatory School's 17th Annual Trek for Tech, the Parent Faculty Club's signature fall event, combined all the right elements: two great races, dedicated sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers, and a raffle with fantastic prizes. Uncertain weather couldn't keep the dedicated runners away. The results were a great time for all who attended and a lot of money raised to purchase new technology.
Students, families, and faculty members put their best foot forward in the one-mile Fun Run, while a large crowd hit the pavement for the 5K chip-timed race.
Eighth-grade parent Aaron Elliott was the first place overall winner with a time of 20:07. Eighth grader Addison Baumfinished second overall and was the top student finisher with a time of 20:41. Addison's mother, Christell Baum, was the top overall female runner for the second year in a row with a time of20:50. Avery Owen was the top-finishing female student, with a time of 24:29.
Organizers report that 364 people registered for this year's races. The Trek Committee is still counting the dollars raised through sponsorship, registration, and technology purchases.
The Pasta Dinner, a carb-loading celebration, was held on Friday evening before the race at the Nye Family Environmental Science Center. For $5, diners enjoyed pasta and pizza, sponsored by Comerica Bank. Guests were also treated to a beautiful musical performance during dinner by Lakehill juniors Tillie McCoskey and Lily Turner.
The Trek Committee thanks those companies, individuals, and families who supported the race through underwriting and equipment purchases, and the faculty, NJHS, and parent volunteers who helped the event run smoothly.
Lakehill thanks John and Karen Owen for chairing this event again and for their efforts in making Trek for Tech a huge success!