New Hanover County Schools




7th Annual Teacher Trot 5K and Fun Run to be Held May 4th

Race Proceeds to Support District Wellness Programs

Come run and walk with us! The 7th Annual Teacher Trot 5K Race and Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at Ashley High School. Proceeds raised from the event will help support New Hanover County Schools’ staff wellness and student physical education programs.

“The Teacher Trot is a great opportunity for NHCS employees, students, parents and community members to run together in an effort to build our district’s wellness programs,” said Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley, an avid runner. “NHCS encourages both employees and students to make their physical wellness a priority. Healthy lifestyle habits are essential for learning.”

The winner of this year’s logo contest for the event was Maddison Waterman, from Myrtle Grove Middle School. She will receive a free race entry and will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.

Registration is officially open for the NHCS Teacher Trot. Early registration costs are $25 for adults through April 20th, with an increase to $30 thereafter. Race day registration will be $40 and will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Ashley track. Student registration is $15 for the 5K Race and $10 for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. To register online, visit

Many schools will form teams and compete for awards that include “Most School Spirit” and “Most Participation.” In addition, awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories: Age Groups, Best Overall, and Teams.

If your business is interested in helping sponsor the event, you may also register online at, or contact

For additional information, contact Dr. Sherry Pinto at or (910) 254-4200.

Maddison Waterman NHCS Teacher Trot Logo
Myrtle Grove Student Maddison Waterman Creates Winning Design