Each year, Vanderbilt Elementary School’s Physical Education Department organizes a Turkey Trot Run.
The race is an effort to encourage students to be physically fit and to inspire them to be active and live healthy lifestyles. Students learn about the components of physical fitness, getting into shape and eating healthy. The 300-yard run allows students to work at their own level, and all students who complete the race receive a certificate of accomplishment.
Physical Education Teacher John Schroeder said, “The students used their physical education classes prior to the race to practice their cardiovascular endurance.”
“We spend eight days in our Healthy Steps program working on aerobic fitness which led to improved times,” said Physical Education teacher Bryan Dugan.
“The students ran extremely well despite the muddy and blustery conditions,” added Physical Education teacher Rich Von Voight.
“Not only did the students run well, they were very supportive of each other,” said Physical Education teacher Brian Harris, commenting on the good sportsmanship and enthusiasm displayed by all of the Vanderbilt students.
Pictured: All of the physical education teachers — John Schroeder, Brian Harris, Rich Von Voigt and Bryan Dugan — agreed that this year’s Turkey Trot was one of the best ever, and commend the Vanderbilt Elementary students who completed the Turkey Trot.