ZOOM! All students from Kindergarten up to our older students will run an average of 30-35 laps.
The Boosterthon Speedway will be set up on your school’s campus and is about 1/16 of a mile per lap.
You betcha! The Boosterthon Speedway is the perfect size for students to run on—about 1/16 of a mile. It’s not too big and not too small (think Goldilocks and the Three Bears). It’s just the right size. Even our kindergarteners will complete 30-35 laps!
Parents can log in and enter pledges at funrun.com. The class access code is located on the front of Boosterthon pledgebook that came home with your student on the day of the Pep Rally.
Pledges are due one week after the Boosterthon Fun Run event and can begin to be collected the day after the Fun Run itself. Pledges can be either paid online or through cash or check. Please make all checks payable to your school.
Everything’s cool. No need to panic. There are several ways to retrieve your student’s code:
- You can send a “Help” request on funrun.com to a team member on your campus. They’ll be able to help you within 24 hours.
- Every teacher has a list of access codes at school. If they are available through email, you can reach out to them as well.
- Every student in your student’s class shares the same access code. If you know a parent in your class, you could reach out to them.
Funrun.com and Boosterthon.com are both official sites of the Boosterthon Fun Run. Funrun.com is our custom-built, safe & secure site for students and parents to enter their pledges during the Boosterthon Fun Run. Boosterthon.com is an educational resource for people wanting to know more about the Boosterthon Fun Run program.
It’s likely. Your school must be set up as a non-profit organization, and we also recommend checking with your tax advisor. Please save a copy of your check stub or online receipt for tax purposes. And remember to hug your local accountant : )
Whether there’s a monsoon or a snowstorm the Boosterthon Fun Run event is always ROCKING! If your school has a gym, it’s likely the day of the Boosterthon Fun Run event will be held there at the scheduled times. If your school doesn’t have a gym, the Fun Run event will be rescheduled for a later date.
Always check with your school for more details.
No, not at all. We are very proud of the fact that the Boosterthon Fun Run is an all-inclusive school funding solution. Even if a child does not participate financially, he or she will still participate in the daily character lessons, still have full access to the character resources at funrun.com, and if their parents registers them on funrun.com, still get to run with their classmates in the action-packed Boosterthon Fun Run. Plus, every student who gets registers receives a FREE GIFT the next school day. We want every student to have fun, even if their family is not able to participate financially.
The Boosterthon Fun Run exists to positively impact students by enhancing and improving America’s schools. The average student spends about 1300 hours a year in school. The three parts of the Boosterthon Fun Run—pep rally, team huddle days, kickoff—combine to last about two hours. Of that two hours, about 75% of that time is spent emphasizing character or fitness. That leaves about 30 minutes, stretched over 9 days, spent on the fundraising component. That means that a school can accomplish most/all of its annual fundraising using .0004% of the school year! This is a tiny amount of time compared to the lasting benefits students receive from Boosterthon Fun Run funds–funds that provide new computers, sports equipment, art supplies, field trips, books, classroom resources and much more.
Glad you asked! Created under the new HeroSteps brand, our newest character theme, Rock’n Town Live, has taken over 12 months and thousands of hours to produce. And people like you helped. Last year, parents, teachers, and administrators from Boosterthon’s “Blue Group” helped create this theme—HeroSteps took their vision and made it come to life. With more resources and innovation poured into this parent-chosen theme than ever before, Rock’n Town Live is by far Boosterthon’s best theme yet.
Interested in character for your school? Head on over to the HeroSteps site to learn more.
We sure do. Download the HeroSteps app to get all the Rock’n Town Live resources and more at your fingertips. Search “HeroSteps” in your smartphone or click below. Just behind quality of our team members and the remarkable financial results, our schools rave about our innovative character themes that today’s students love.
The Boosterthon Fun Run team partners with a select group of excellent schools across the U.S. each year. Unfortunately we are not able to serve every school due to limited capacity. If you’d like to fill out an application to bring the Boosterthon Fun Run to your school, click on the CONTACT link at the top right of this page.
This is the most common question asked of our team, and we love it! Boosterthon Fun Run team members endure a rigorous application, background check, and hiring process. We carefully select each one to ensure that they are the right fit to work with students. The primary non-negotiable for a prospective team member is that they have a track record of integrity. After that, we look for someone who is positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging. Our team members are excited about impacting students and we love it when our friends on campus notice!
Yes! In fact, many schools are raising more funds by selecting our Custom Shirt option. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.
At this time, the Boosterthon Fun Run only serves excellent elementary schools. While we may work with other organizations in the future, right now we specialize only in elementary school fundraising.
No. The Boosterthon Fun Run is not associated or connected to any religious group. Our Fitness, Leadership, and Character curriculum is designed to be values-based so that it can be utilized in public, parochial, and non-parochial private schools.