By: Emily Johnson
January 25, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Roberts Elementary School held their annual 5k race this morning for their Relay For Life team. "So we started five years ago and had less about 100 and we've built it up to over 400 so it's exciting," said Kim McFarland, Roberts Elementary School Principal.
This year the race was renamed from the Roberts Fox Trot to the Trent Trot. It was to honor, Trent McElroy, the former Roberts Elementary student who lost his battle to cancer this past November. "Today mainly I think it all goes out to Trent, because Trent McElroy was with us for four years. He was a fabulous student and everybody loved him," said McFarland.
In years past Trent actually ran in the 5k race, now everyone who knew Trent is adopting the motto, "Run Like T, Live Like T." "He was so uplifting and had so much energy and just couldn't be stopped. It's kind of hard not to want to come and support something in his honor," said Mailin Muy, Trent's former teacher.
The 5k race started at 8:00A.M. and the 1Mile race started at 9:00A.M. with Trent's family leading they way for the 1Mile race. Roberts Elementary said this is just one way Trent's legacy will live on at their school. "He was such a figure on our campus and was always committed to everything he did wholeheartedly and he loved the race," said McFarland.
The more than $6500 was raised in sponsorships plus the money raised from the races will all go toward Roberts Elementary Relay For Life team.