About

Day of the Walkathon ~ Saturday, May 5th, 2018

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.

Prizes and Recognition

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.

Getting Sponsors & Collection Days

  • Each child receives a sponsor sheet at the Kickoff Assembly to track donations.  Students are encouraged to ask neighbors, family and friends to sponsor them, either with a flat donation amount or a per kilometer pledge that’s collected after the event.  
  • Many children write a letter that parents scan and send via email to friends and family, asking for donations/pledges.   Including a link to this website in that email gives more information to potential sponsors.  
  •  Out of town folks can donate on this website via PayPal/Visa and that donation amount will be credited to the student being sponsored.   Only flat-amount donations can be accepted.
  •  Except for donations that come through this website, families are responsible for collecting the pledged amounts from sponsors.  
  •  Money will be collected every Friday that school is in session from April 20th to May 18th.  
  •  On each collection Friday, students turn in any money they have collected during the week to their teacher, using the collection envelope stapled to their sponsor sheet.  Envelopes will be returned that day. Students will be notified of any website donations received in their name.  
  •  Please make sure to fill out the collection envelope completely each time your child turns in money, to ensure they receive proper credit.  Cash and checks made payable to “RHS PTA” are gratefully accepted.   Please do not turn in coins.