The walkathon is held rain or shine. Students can check-in beginning at 9:30am. The official start time is 10am. Check-in at the teachers’ parking lot on 39th Ave.
Students walk a one-kilometer loop around the school. Every time the finish, they receive a stamp on the back of their t-shirt.
Students can complete as many laps as they like. They will receive a t-shirt and a button for coming and a medal if they reach their grade level goal. Remember to check out when students are finished.
Remember to bring with you a signed permission slip, water bottles, sunscreen and POPSICLES! Students will receive a 1K stamp for bringing their own water bottle.
Grade level Walking Goals:
K – 8 KM
1 – 10 KM
2 – 12 KM
3 – 14 KM
4 – 16KM
5 – 18 KM
An alternate route within the schoolyard will be provided to students as needed.
If a student has a conflicting organized sporting event the day of and must miss more than 2 hours of the walkathon, they may receive credit for up to 4 km. Caregivers must fill out a sports activity form to qualify for the km credits.
Free fruit, sandwiches, and popsicles will be given out to walkers. There will also be other food for sale, including pizza from Redboy, Jamba Juice, and barbecue sandwiches.
The Walkathon coordinator this year is Katie Lewis. Please send a note with any questions or to offer your help.
Every child receives a cool bracelet for their first pledge, another for walking on the day of the event, and, when they check in, an official walkathon t-shirt designed by RHS students. Those meeting their grade level kilometer goal will also receive a medal when they check out.
Students can also win prizes for the money they raise. Prizes are distributed on the day of the Awards Assembly.