The Kiwanis Club of Patchogue’s 5k Toy Trot which was held recently. The race has grown exponentially over the years. This year’s Toy Trot hosted almost 1,000 runners that braved the cold December weather to compete in the 5K Toy Trot, Mrs. Claus 1 Mile Run and the Fun Run for children.
The event was managed by the club members along with more than 150 volunteers who were Patchogue Medford High School teachers, Key Club and Venture Crew members.
Runners contributed more than 500 toys which were distributed for needy children of the Patchogue area. More than $30,000 of sponsorships and running fees was also raised to fund Kiwanis Club youth service projects such as scholarships and camperships.
Festive costumes added to the seasonal flavor of the event.