Our Fall fundraiser is the Boosterthon Fun Run.
This program incorporates fun, energy, and valuable character lessons while making it easier for students and families to raise funds. Our goal this year is to raise $20,000, a portion of which goes to a new playground for our school.
Supporting this program is fun, and easy: visit funrun.com to sign up. From there, you will have access to suggested email language, fun posts for your social media page, and a way to log any pledges received over the phone.
You can still help out on Event Day!
If you enjoyed cheering on our students at Walkathon before, never fear: we are looking for volunteers to help hand out water and mark laps. We’re using SignUp.com to organize our volunteer needs. Here’s how it works:
- Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/RiYZmkN.
- Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
- Sign up! You will not need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.(Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Fun Run?
The Fun Run is a 9-day program and is this semester’s biggest fundraiser, taking place on Friday, October 13. Families will be getting pledges for the laps their student runs at the Fun Run. Funds raised from this event go toward a new playground for our school!
How can parents register their student(s)?
First, parents log in or sign up on funrun.com. Then, parents can register their student as a participant on funrun.com using the school registration code. Students get a free prize just by being registered.
How can students get pledges?
Parents can help connect students to different sponsors, whether on the phone, in person, or using an email. Families can enter those pledges online at funrun.com
Will my student really run 30 laps? How big is the track?
Yes, even kindergarteners! The Fun Run track is about 1/16th of a mile, 1/4 the size of a normal high school track. The average student will run 30-35 laps and will have a goal to run at least 30 laps to help their school. The most any student will be counted for is 35 laps.
Can students receive a prize for flat donations?
Yes! All flat donations count toward pledges and are rounded by 30 (the average student will run 30 laps). So, a $30 donation is the same as $1 per lap. A $60 donation is the same as $2 per lap, etc.
What if families don’t have Internet?
If a student’s family does not have Internet access, parents and families can use the pledgebook to record all pledges. If students turn their pledgebook into their teacher, please make sure student and class name are listed on the front.
Can sponsors pay for pledges online?
YES! Sponsors have the option to pay online. Only pledges that have an email address entered with the pledge can be paid online. Make sure sponsors know they should enter a valid email address. The day after the Fun Run event, sponsors will receive an email with payment options.
When is the pledge money due?
Pledge money is due on October 27. Families have one week to collect their pledges after the Fun Run.
How is money collected?
Families will call their sponsors to let them know how many laps their student ran. All students will get an envelope to organize cash and checks and bring back to school (if sponsors don’t pay online). All checks are made out to Lake Elmo Elementary PTA.