Since 2001, the Boosterthon Fun Run team has been serving schools across America, providing a fun, healthy alternative to sales-driven fundraisers. The Boosterthon Fun Run is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and this year we’ll serve more than 1.1 million students at 1,625 excellent schools in 33 states across the U.S.
We’ve worked to transform the way schools go about fundraising. Where traditional product sales are purely transactional in nature, we’ve designed the Boosterthon Fun Run to be first and foremost, relational.
Transactions don’t make schools great. People make schools great.
We believe that if you want to strengthen schools, you start with the people. While the funding matters, we view our greatest impact as pulling alongside our school partners and serving each person we meet:
- We want to serve administrators by helping them forge a positive, energetic school culture where students love to learn.
- We want to relieve teachers of the stress of fundraising, freeing them up to do what they do best—invest in their students.
- We want to energize parent organizations with a hassle-free event that rallies families to get involved and provides the resources to fund their budget.
- And finally, the Boosterthon Fun Run ultimately exists to impact students with an unforgettable nine day experience that leaves the lasting value of an engaging character and fitness campaign.
Since Chris & Lyndie Carneal started the Boosterthon Fun Run in 2001, we’ve been working to provide a remarkable experience for each school we’ve served. Chris and Lyndie, then students at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, founded the Boosterthon Fun Run on four values:
After a decade of school funding experience, our values are still the same.