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ABOUT THE RACE
The Annual Green Street School TULIP TROT 5K run/walk and .5 mile Sprout Sprint is a family-friendly run and fitness walk that starts and ends at Green Street School in Brattleboro, Vermont. The route is 3.1 miles of road and wooded trails that winds through neighborhood streets before entering the scenic Retreat Trails at the base of Brattleboro's famous ski jump. Younger children can enjoy a 1/2 mile Lil Sprout run around the school's campus.
This race is notoriously muddy!
After the race enjoy music, refreshments and good times. If you choose not to run or walk, come anyway to cheer the runners on.
All proceeds go directly to the GSS Winter Sports program and other PTO sponsored enrichment programs. The Tulip Trot is organized by a dedicated group of volunteers and could not happen without the generous donations from community businesses and sponsors. To donate, volunteer or be a race sponsor please contact us:
802-254-3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will be a part of this year's TULIP TROT 5K and .5 mile Sprout Sprint.
About the Green Street School PTO
The 5k event is sponsored by the Green Street School Parent Teacher Organization.
The PTO is committed to promoting a healthy community while supporting wellness and fitness programs.
This dedicated group of volunteers has hosted 10 annual Tulip Trot races, an annual Tag Sale, community Bingo nights, and Holiday Craft Fairs to raise funds for equitable winter sports, field trips and hands on enrichment opportunities.
The 5K began as the culminating event to an 8 week long running and fitness program founded in 2011. Running club picked up support from the school as an afterschool program. The club became so popular that other clubs joined the roster and by 2020 nearly every student at Green Street School was enrolled in a cost-free program run by school staff.
That first run club was spearheaded by a GSS parent with the help of dedicated parent volunteers. The "Run Club" was initially funded by a generous grant from USA Track and Field Foundation and designed to promote healthy habits and encourage kids to get out, exercise and maintain a fun and healthy routine. This event promises to be fun-filled while raising much needed funds to support the school's enrichment programs.
The pandemic closed after school programs, but 2022 looks like a promising return!