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. A signed permission slip is required to participate. Students will receive an official walkathon shirt when they check in.
From 10-3 p.m., students walk a 1 KM loop around the school, receiving a stamp on the back of their walkathon shirt after finishing each lap. Stamps are then counted at Checkout. Students who reach their grade level kilometer goals will receive a medal.
Remember to bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and a box of popsicles to share. To make the walkathon “greener” this year, paper cups will be available at fewer stations and students will receive a 1 KM stamp for using their own water bottle.
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 physical activity(e.g., baseball or soccer game, dance recital) that causes them to miss 2 hours or more of the walkathon, they may receive credit for up to 4 km. Parents or guardians must fill out a sports activity form to qualify for the credit.
Food will be available. Free fruit, sandwiches and popsicles will be given out to walkers. There will also be other food for sale.
The Walkathon coordinator this year is Katie Lewis. Please contact them with any questions or to offer your help.
Every child receives a button 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 student. 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.