Friday morning’s weather was perfect for a run and with beautiful fall leaves as a backdrop, Bel Air Middle School students participated in the school's 35th annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by the physical education department.
Keeping with tradition, runners finished the approximately 1.15-mile course around the school’s campus at the Bel Air High School’s neighboring Bobcat Stadium, where friends, family and faculty waited to cheer them to the finish.
Races were broken into boys and girls divisions by grade level.
Some school staff members ran with the students, as did some members of the Bel Air High School Cross Country team. Other staff were stationed along the course wearing stylish turkey hats as they cheered on students.
The physical education department sponsors the Turkey Trot along with other physical education events throughout the school year in an effort to help promote physical fitness and lifelong health.