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"Run Like T, Live Like T": Annual Race Supports Local Families Fighting Cancer

Trent Trot
Posted at 9:08 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 04:55:02-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The family and former school of a late Tallahassee student is keeping his memory alive, and using that legacy to help the community. 

Trent McElroy, who was a fourth grader at Roberts Elementary School, passed away in 2013 after a long battle with pediatric cancer.

Family members honored his memory through the creation Trent's Touch. One of its biggest fundraisers is the annual Trent Trot 5K at Roberts Elementary.

Trent competed in what was formerly called the Red Fox Trot three times after his diagnosis, and it was renamed in his honor following his death.

The money raised supports local families who are dealing with childhood cancer. Last year, eight families received $2,500 grants from his Foundation to help with unexpected expenses.

"Trent’s story touched many people during his short life. We hope to raise even more money this year as the need is great for families who are battling this tough disease," said family members.

The Trent Trot is Saturday, January 23 at Roberts Elementary School (5777 Pimlico Drive). The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. and the one-mile run kicks off at 9:30 a.m.

Registration by January 17 is $15, otherwise its $20.

For more information or to get signed up, click here.