New Trier’s annual Trevian Trot 5K returns May 5 with new features

Registration is now open for the 2019 Trevian Trot hosted by New Trier High School's Kinetic Wellness Department on Sunday, May 5. The annual walk and run now features B-Tags, a timing device that records each race participant's net time, and a special registration discount is available for current New Trier Booster Club members. Participants can sign up online, through the mail or in person for the 5K race, formerly known as the Run to Remember.

Registration and T-shirt pick-up opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 7:50 a.m. the morning of the run at the Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Road near the stadium. An opening ceremony and raffle will be held at 7:55 a.m. The 5k run begins at 8 a.m., and the 5k walk begins at 8:05 a.m. After the race, runners and walkers will participate in an awards ceremony with refreshments.

The race began in 2001, when New Trier's Wellness Week featured a 5K RUNdezvous focusing on health and wellness in the community and the school. In 2003, the RUNdezvous became the Run to Remember in memory of Shea Fitzgerald, Sam Farmer and Julie Sorkin, three graduates who died in a Chicago porch collapse that summer. In 2012, Jan Borja, former principal and an avid supporter of the run, passed away after a long illness, and the run was also dedicated to her memory. The name of the 5K race was changed to the Trevian Trot in 2013.

"The Trevian Trot continues to donate proceeds from the Fun Run/Walk to scholarship funds and charities in memory of Jan and the three graduates," Race Director Jennifer Tricoli said. Trevian Trot beneficiaries include the Jan Borja Scholarship Fund, the NorthShore University Neonatal Unit, Misericordia, and the Shea Fitzgerald Wrestling Scholarship.

Trevian Trot pre-race day registration is $25 for adults and $20 for students, and race day registration is $30 for adults and $25 for students. For Booster Club members, pre-race day registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students, and race day registration is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Sign up online now at newtrier.k12.il.us/treviantrot . Registrations are also accepted through the mail with the completed form (found on the website) and payment to New Trier High School, Attn: Jennifer Tricoli, 7 Happ Road, Northfield IL 60093. Make checks payable to New Trier High School. In-person registrations can be completed in Room F111 at the Northfield Campus during school hours.

For more information, visit newtrier.k12.il.us/treviantrot or follow @NTTrevianTrot on Twitter and @TrevianTrot5k on Instagram.