2018 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K
Our newest tradition at HKIS, the Turkey Trot 5 km run, took place on Friday, November 23 in picturesque Tai Tam Country Park. This event was introduced to encourage the whole community to come together during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. We had perfect running conditions with warm weather and bright blue skies and delicious oranges compliments of the Booster Club to enjoy at the finish line.
The 3rd running of the Turkey Trot saw more than 75 runners of all ages come to enjoy the run and challenge themselves on the course which features a long, steep ascend that doesn’t seem to end. Medals were awarded to the top three finishers in the following categories: each Mens, Womens, Boys and Girls (17 and under). The boys 17 and under category was hotly contested and the fastest turkey on the course this year was Cary Grinnan, HKIS grade 10 student, who completed the race in 21:59.00.
Congratulations to all who took part and we hope to see you again next year for this great event.
Whether you're fleet of foot or more of a happy stroller, this scenic 5km course meanders through the delightful Tai Tam Country Park. Starting just across the road from the Lower Primary and Middle School entrance, the course heads through the park to the Tai Tam Intermediate reservoir. Then over the next half-mile you climb the 360ft hill to Tai Tam Upper Reservoir. Arriving at the top it's a quick loop around the small mount and the back down the hill to the start/finish line.
2017 Turkey Trot
On Friday, November 24, 2017, the HKIS community flocked to the second annual Turkey Trot. The 5K run took place in the Tai Tam Country Park and approximately 60 runners, of all ages, from the HKIS community joined in the fun. It was a beautiful, fall morning and a perfect temperature for running. The Booster Club was on hand to provide delicious oranges at the finish line and give our runners a boost with their enthusiasm. Thank you to everyone that participated and we hope to see you again next year!
Please click the link to see the race photos from the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K.