By Garrett Greene ‘21

Looking for a reason to leave the house or stay active during this pandemic? From November 26-29, Brother Rice high school will be hosting a virtual 5k walk. All Brother Rice students, parents, faculty, and alumni are welcome to participate.

Although Coronavirus has caused many plans to be canceled, the Virtual 5k will give students, teachers, parents, and alumni a way to stay active and get some fresh air. Participants will be able to design their own route and choose who they want to walk it with. Along the way, make sure to send pictures of you and your family/group to Brother Rice via Instagram using #CrusaderVirtual5k. The most creative picture will win a special prize package.

Brother Rice student Matt Murphy said, “I am really excited for the Virtual 5k because it will give me a reason to get out of my house.”

Like most people, Matt is stuck at home most of the time because of Coronavirus. This pandemic has caused many people to change their active lifestyles. This event will give many people a chance to breathe in some fresh air and get a sweat in for the first time in months.

This event will be great for athletes as well. It will give them an opportunity to get back in shape after being stuck in the house for so long.

Cross-country runner and basketball player Eddie Burke said, “Since March, I haven’t been as active as I once was. I take any chance I get to go outside and do something. This Virtual 5k will not only let me get out of my house, but it will also allow me to support my school.

All the money earned from the Turkey Trot will go directly to the Crusader Fund and financial aid for Brother Rice students.The cost for this race varies depending on the age of the participant. The costs for adults (18+) is $30. The cost for everyone else is $20. Everyone who participates will receive a long sleeve Turkey Trot shirt.

Senior Frank Cunnea said,”I also really like that the Turkey Trot brings awareness to mental health. Although May is mental awareness month, this pandemic has caused many people to develop mental illnesses. Hopefully this walk will allow these people to become themselves again after being trapped inside.”