Apr 11, 2016 8:15 PM
More than 500 runners honor Oyster River HS grad, raise money for scholarship
DURHAM - University of New Hampshire students organized the last annual 5K race on Saturday to remember the life of an Oyster River High graduate.
According to The New Hampshire, runners of all ages participated in the 13th annual Todd’s Trot Road Race in Durham, where the race served as a scholarship fundraiser to benefit Oyster River High School (ORHS) graduates.
The scholarship-race was originally created in honor of Oyster River student-athlete Todd Heuchling, who passed away in 2003 while attending the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.
"This event has carried us for 13 years," Todd's father Bob Heuchling said. “Not only Durham residents, but runners from all over the seacoast have competed in this event annually."
The event has provided selected ORHS graduates with a $5,000 scholarship every June since it has started.
With this year's race being the final one that will be held, over 500 runners participated.