Turkey Trot benefits all elementary schools

Nearly 1,000 runners participated in the fourth annual Turkey Trot Fun Run at Cascade Elementary School Saturday, Nov. 13. Staff and students from all five Snoqualmie Valley elementary schools were invited to participate in the run and community breakfast, which raised an estimated $10,000.

Proceeds from the event will be divided up among the five PTSAs based on participation in the race. The money will be used primarily to improve and fund the athletic/fitness programs at the five schools.

There was a friendly competition among schools for the highest level of participation. The winner received an extra $500 donation from an anonymous donor. Cascade View Elementary won this competition with 47.3 percent participation. Close behind was Snoqualmie Elementary with 45.59 percent. Of the 982 participants, the actual numbers by school are: Cascade View, 323; Snoqualmie Elementary, 295; North Bend Elementary, 156; Fall City Elementary, 121; and Opstad, 87.

Parent Sean Sundwall again coordinated this year's community event, and more than 50 volunteers helped out, serving 1,500 pancakes.

Event sponsors included Kumon; All Weather Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Sean O. Sundwall Insurance Agency (American Family Insurance); Kirby Nelson Orthodontics; Ana's Mexican Restaurant; Snoqualmie Ridge Chiropractic; Finaghty's Irish Pub & Restaurant; FootZone; TPC Snoqualmie Ridge; Ridge Fitness; Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy; Snoqualmie Valley Record; The Ridge Supermarket; Snoqualmie Falls Dental; SnoFalls Credit Union; Uncle Si's Pizza; and the Snoqualmie Ridge Residential Owners Association.

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