On Nov. 22, the Third Annual Cold Spring 5K Turkey Trot run/walk will be held to raise funds for the Kristen and Fred Faust Spirit Award, which is given annually to two Haldane graduating seniors who show the most school/team spirit in the classroom or on the court or field.
The award started in 2005 to remember and honor Fred Faust, who attended and filmed every game played by his three children, Fred, Bob, and Kristen. He would make copies of the games for parents, teammates and coaches.
In 2006, when Kristen died of sudden cardiac arrest, her name was added to her father’s award. She loved Haldane and graduated in 1996 as a member of the basketball state champions. Kristen was a social worker and had been working her dream job, helping students at Binghamton University.
The first 50 people to register for the trot by Nov. 15 will receive a t-shirt. Advance registration costs $15; registration on the day of the race will be $20. Register via email at [email protected] and mail checks, payable to The Kristen and Fred Faust Spirit Award, to Cotter, 3 Adams Ave., Cold Spring, NY 10516.
The Turkey Trot begins at 9 a.m. sharp from the waterfront gazebo in Cold Spring.