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2017 Tiger Trot Roars Toward Success
Posted 05/08/2017 07:11PM

The start of the 1.1 mile race! More photos below!
photo: Julie Brown Harwood/Bay Ridge Prep

After being greeted by school mascot Ty the Tiger, hundreds of runners made their way down the Shore Road Promenade on Monday, May 8, as part of the 2017 Bay Ridge Prep Tiger Trot. The fun run, which is a quarter-mile trot for younger students and a 1.1-mile race for older students and adults, takes runners on quick course that offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

A group of younger runners trot toward the finish line! More photos below!
photo: Julie Brown Harwood/Bay Ridge Prep

Now in its 19th year, the fun run also serves as a major fundraiser for Bay Ridge Prep. Preliminary numbers indicate that the school community over $100,000 this year to support ongoing professional development for the outstanding faculty of Bay Ridge Prep, technology upgrades, building improvements and arts programs. After the Tiger Trot, runners and spectators enjoyed bagels at the 81st Street Gym while the lead runners in each category were presented with trophies.

Ty the Tiger greets runners before the race! More photos below!
photo: Julie Brown Harwood/Bay Ridge Prep

Full race results can be found in the link below. It is important to note that race times are recorded for each runner from the time a runner and his/her bib crosses the starting line to the time he/she crosses the finish line. Because runners start the race in waves, it is possible that a runner may cross the finish line but still have recorded a faster race time than a runner who has already crossed the finish line. 

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Race Results

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Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, private, co-ed, day school accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Serving students in Kindergarten thru Grade 12 from all across the New York City area, Bay Ridge Prep is located in Brooklyn and dedicated to enriching intellectual curiosity, creativity, and emotional intelligence through a student-centered community that values the unique talents and learning styles of each person.



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Bay Ridge Prep is a co-ed, K-12 independent school in Brooklyn, New York, that is home to 400 students and over 100 faculty spread across two buildings.  With a student-centered environment and fresh approach to education, Bay Ridge Prep provides an enriching academic experience in a socially mature environment.


Bay Ridge Prep is selective in admissions and prospective students go through a formal application process.  What we look for most in an applicant is a student who will benefit from our programs and make a positive impact on our community.


Bay Ridge Prep students get their first taste of hands-on learning in Kindergarten, when they become owners and operators of their own bakery.  By high school, they are deeply engaged in courses like Science, Research & Design - a three-year class that offers the opportunity to conduct original, independent research.


Led by experienced arts educators with advanced degrees in art, music and theater, the arts program recognizes that creative expression is a vital and integral part of a student’s development.


Home to nine championships in the last seven years, Bay Ridge Prep Athletics offers students an opportunity to explore physical challenges and develop leadership and teamwork skills.

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Student life is more than just classes, clubs and team sports.  Bay Ridge Prep is proactive in making every day life for students engaging, positive and enjoyable. 


Giving to Bay Ridge Prep has a profound impact on the daily lives of our students and helps give the school's administration the flexibility and financial resources to address spontaneous needs in and out of the classroom such as undertaking new programs and facility upgrades.


Bay Ridge Prep Alumni can be found everywhere.  Our newest alums are at some of the best colleges and graduate programs in the country and older alums are professionals in the fields of medicine, law, media, education, finance and more.

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