Tiger Trot returns to fundraise for middle schoolers
— Sneakers pounding the pavement will be be heard in the center of town Saturday for the fifth annual Tiger Trot.
James Boyd, physical education teacher at Rising Sun
Middle School, said each year the race has raised from $2,000 to $3,000 to support activities at the school on Pearl Street, known as “The Green Zone.”
“We use it for incentives for students that display positive behavior and academic success,” Boyd said Tuesday.
For example, the money could cover the cost of transportation for a bus trip, or for snacks or equipment needed at the school for such events.
“The funds also purchase small incentives like ‘Tiger Pride’ gear students can win like necklaces and bracelets,” Boyd said.
Interest in the race grows a little each year, he said.
“Last year, we had 133 competitors do the run or walk,” Boyd said of the 3.1mile circuit that begins and ends at the school. “We’re hoping for 150 this year.”
Motorists need to remember the date too as some roads in the center of Rising Sun will be closed to traffic and detours will be in place.
Those who registered online by noon April 14 are guaranteed a Tiger Trot Tshirt. The cost is also lower until midnight Friday, with entrance fees at $20. The cost rises to $25 the day of the race.
Race day registration is 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., with the race starting promptly at 9 a.m. Anyone who registered online at http://schools. ccps. org/ rsms/ rsms. htm need only pick up their race number that morning before 8:45 a.m., Boyd said.