Every year, during the week preceding Thanksgiving, Hooper Huskies run in a race called the "Turkey Trot". Racers pay an entrance fee to participate, which is then donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Muscular dystrophy is a devastating degenerative muscle disease. Hooper Huskies run to help those less fortunate than themselves. As an added bonus, the winners on each grade level receive a turkey to share with their family. This year, Huskies raised over $1000.