PRESS PHOTOS BY APRIL PETERSONABOVE: From left, Tami Adesanya, Ethan Nieves, Mia Hafer, Olivia Clarke and Jazmyn Beazer gather for a photo. “We get to be with all our friends,” Olivia said of the event. For additional photos, visit our website at http://www.thelehighvalleypress.com.
Students at Lower Macungie Middle School celebrate the start of Thanksgiving break with the annual Turkey Trot walk and race event Nov. 22. Students could opt to walk or run the course. Walkers did the one-mile loop once while runners completed two laps. The event is open to students and teachers, Rhett Fisher, an event organizer and computer teacher at LMMS, said.
Isabel Mauro, Lauren Helmer and Hannah Schneider are festively dressed for the school-wide event. The trio walked the one-mile course.
Runners cross a bridge along the route. Sunny skies and seasonal temperatures translated into a near picture perfect day.
Trisha Mukherjee runs for the finish line. “I could have done better,” Trisha said. Trisha, who plays soccer, estimated her time for the course at approximately 21 minutes. “I need a break from school,” she said with a smile after the race. Students in the East Penn School District returned to classes Nov. 28.
Trisha Mukherjee and Athena Tana, left, who ran in the event, join Makayla Fletes, Alyssa Harcharan and Ashley Baker, who walked the course, after the race.
Runners make their way to the finish line.
Students at Lower Macungie Middle School head to the course for the Turkey Trot Nov. 22.
Alyssa Harcharan, left, Makayla Fletes and Ashley Baker encourage friends with cheers at the finish line of the Turkey Trot at Lower Macungie Middle School Nov. 22.