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Cheyenne South High School hosts annual Turkey Stampede 5k run

Published: Nov. 26, 2020 at 6:12 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cheyenne South high school host the annual Turkey stampede 5k has been an annual tradition at South high school, since the school opened in 2009. This run is to raise funds for the Toys for Tots drive and the Traci Friess scholarship foundation for an English major, which will support students and families in need.

“We really believe in giving back here at South High School and putting on the Turkey Stampede is something that we find valuable because it gives back to the students and the community,” Art teacher at South High School, Kerri Gentry said.

A family getting ready to cross the finish line during the annual Turkey Stampede 5k.
A family getting ready to cross the finish line during the annual Turkey Stampede 5k.(KGWN)

Runners of all ages participated in the event, making it the perfect family atmosphere. They were motivated to work up an appetite, as some of the winners were gifted with pies at the finish line. There were nine pies, a female and male pie for adults, high school and college students, as well as one for the last runner. In the end, no one lost sight for the reason the event is put on in the first place, which is to give back to the less fortunate.

“To show that South High that I’m grateful for the 5k and others, I’m actually kind of glad that we have this,” Fourth grade runner, Ezra Steele said.

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