two people on football field holding giant check made out to CTEC

Culpeper Technical Education Center recently held its second annual Trailblazer Trot 5K and Monster Mile scholarship fundraiser at Eastern View High School.

This year’s event had 79 participants and raised more than $8,000 to go towards scholarships for students who are dual enrolled with Virginia’s community colleges in CTEC courses. In the spring, those students who are dual enrolled can apply for a scholarship that will cover the costs of their course. A committee will decide those who are awarded the scholarships.

The inaugural event in 2022 raised $2,500 and provided scholarship assistance to five students.

The results of the Monster Mile:

Overall winner and 1st place female - Rosie Lane 9:21

2nd place - Regan Fiscus

1st place male - Simon Forrest Gump Fiscus 9:55

2nd place male - Wesley Furlong

 The results of the Trailblazer Trot:

 Overall winner and 1st place male - Collin Lyle 16:58 (new Trailblazer Trot course record)

2nd place male - Max Clements 16:59

3rd place - Tim Lyle

1st place female - Jamie Austin 22:30 

2nd place - Alex Thomasson

3rd place - Meghan Lyle

For the first time this year, a new award was established, Trailblazer Champion, to give a CCPS school or department bragging rights for the most participants in the event. This year’s Trailblazer Champion is Emerald Hill Elementary School.

Emerald Hill's Trailblazer Trot group came out in style.  They also had participants in the Monster Mile.  

This year’s event sponsors included:

  • Culpeper Business Women
  • Kash Imprints
  • Moore and Foley Incorporated
  • UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center
  • The Blaze Kitchen
  • Huckleberry Log Cabins
  • Culpeper Chamber of Commerce
  • CTEC Staff
  • The Storm Seller
  • Trailblazer General
  • The Devil’s Depot

The Trailblazer Trot 5K was founded by Hunter Lutz in 2022 as a senior year capstone project at Mountain Vista Governor’s School. Lutz graduated from Eastern View High School in 2023 and now attends the University of Virginia.