Sweating Together & Raising Together - The Power of Fun Runs
Fun runs, walk-athons, jog-athons are all extremely popular ways to interact and work together to raise funds for your school. The PTO could spend a whole school year trying to foster togetherness and teamwork among students, or they could just put together an event that will bring all the factions together for a fun activity (not to mention achieving your entire budgetary goal in one fundraiser!).
Getting together and running for a cause builds school spirit, promotes health & wellness, teaches kids to support philanthropic projects, and brings in huge funds for schools. That’s why we initially built Get Movin' with the focus of promoting physical activity in schools and battling the tide of obesity that was affecting our youth.
Teaching kids that being active can be FUN is a major step toward getting more and more children to get in their 60-minutes of activity each day.
The next generation of parents are keen on fitness and are big on events that teach kids to get movin’. PTO cohesion is achieved, kids, teachers, and parents participate in a fun exercise together, and funds are raised.
Tips for Making the Most of Your Athon Fundraiser
- Choose specific projects to be funded by your athon
- Set realistic goals Use an outside service to provide the online component (take our 15-minute online tour to learn about our services!)
- Keep parents, students, and donors in the loop – let them know when smaller milestones are achieved and what rewards are available when goals are reached.
- Have fun! Add school spirit, flair, and energy to your athon fundraiser, whether it’s a fun run, dance-athon, serve-athon, or the classic read-athon!