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Sep
11

It’s Almost Time for the Fun Run!

cmykWe are gearing up for our major fundraiser of the fall semester — the Boosterthon Fun Run! The Fun Run experience is a fun fitness event, an interactive character program, and a highly profitable school fundraiser. It’s all wrapped up in an unforgettable experience that’s fun for the students and school.

What we love: the focus on health, fitness, and community. Students help their school raise funds simply by gathering pledges from friends and family. Sponsors can pledge a per-lap amount or flat donation toward the student’s Boosterthon Fun Run. The lap average for all students on the day of the Fun Run is 30-35 laps. So if a family friend pledges a dollar per lap, that would be a tax deductible gift to the school of $30-$35.

The Boosterthon Fun Run program lasts nine days and has three parts.

  1. Pep Rally — This is the opening kickoff to the Boosterthon. The Boosterthon Fun Run team leads an exciting assembly-style meeting in the school gym. The team explains how the Boosterthon Fun Run will be happening next week and how every student will run as a school. The team also talks about how students will learn character lessons over the next eight days while also getting pledges to help their school. Students leave school that day with an informational Pledge Book and their own personal access code to funrun.com.
  2. Team Huddle Days — The next six days are Team Huddle Days. This is the time when the Boosterthon Fun Run team makes the character theme come to life, rewards students for helping the school, and reminds classes about the upcoming Boosterthon Fun Run. Every class becomes a team with the teacher as their coach. They pick a team nickname and create a team banner.
  3. Fun Run — This is the day everyone’s been waiting for! Students run for 30 minutes to upbeat, themed music. Parents line the inside of the track as the official cheer squad. Most students run somewhere between 30 and 35 laps (35 is the lap cap). From the water station to the sound system, the Boosterthon Fun Run team is on hand to take care of every detail and ensure that students, teachers, and parents all have a blast. As the run ends, laps are tallied and students review the character lessons.

Watch for more information about the Fun Run to be coming home with your student soon. We will also be inviting parents to join us on the day of the Fun Run to make the event an exciting and fun day for our school community. Thank you for your support!