2016 Fun Run/Walk



We Have Raised $27,488…61% of Our Goal So Far!

Remember, if each child raises $75, we will meet our goal. AND, for each grade that meets this $75/child on average goal, $300 will go into the classroom account. Please get all donations in by EOD Monday, October 21!

  • Fun Run Donation Sheet – Great for walking through the neighborhood to collect donations!
  • Online Donation Form – Fabulous for sharing on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Be sure to put your child’s name, grade and teacher’s name in the Comments section.

Financial Goal

Current Total

% of Goal









ECE—Diaz-Mtn Dand




















K—Windram-MrngGlory MoonFlower







































What is the Fun Run?

On Friday, October 7, 2016, MPCS will hold its sixth annual Fun Run event. The Fun Run is MPCS’s first fundraiser of the school year and is typically one our largest moneymakers. Last year, our amazing community raised $32,000 and our goal this year is to raise $45,000!

Children will be asked to get donations of support from friends, neighbors, family, etc. All of these donations are tax deductible as they go to the MPCS Foundation, our school’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. Instead of asking for per lap pledges, students will be gathering lump sum donations for participating in the Fun Run itself. Students will also be working toward a cumulative lap goal — running, walking, whatever each child would like to do —for each grade level.

This FUNdraiser gives the students an opportunity to contribute toward common goals, get exercise, and have fun outside with their friends.


What Does the Money Go Toward?

Our 2016 goal is to raise $45,000, which roughly equates to $75/child. Now is the time to engage family, friends, neighbors and your social network. We know that some students can raise more; and some less. Please know that every dollar counts and we are so grateful for any and all support that you can collect.

Funds raised in support of the Fun Run will go toward supporting our classrooms, campus, teachers, and PE department. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 5% of the total amount raised will go directly to the PE program at MPCS. Last year, the PE program received $1,600, which went toward the purchase Pentathlon and games equipment (javelin, discus, arrows, balls, etc.).
  • For each classroom that reaches its financial goal (average of $75/student), a monetary reward will be earmarked for that classroom’s specific needs. Last year, we deposited nearly $5,000 into the classroom accounts through Fun Run donations.
  • The remaining funds will support:
    • Professional development for our MPCS staff
    • The much-needed purchase of a new play structure for our Primary School playground!

Schedule For the Day

We are utilizing the big track to the south of the play structure (like last year) for the 3rdt-8th grade runs. PreK, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades will run their laps on a smaller track right in front of the jungle gyms.

1st Heat (ECE, Grades 3-5, Homeschool)

  • 8:45 a.m. — Homeschool, PreK, K, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades arrive at park and warm up
  • 9:00 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk begins (ECE & Starflower Homeschool Class on small track, grades 3-5 & homeschool grades 1-7 on large track)
  • 10:00 a.m. — Race ends for 3rd, 4th, 5th grade and homeschool grades 1-7 on large track
  • 10:15 a.m. — Race ends for ECE on small track

2nd Heat (Grades 1, 2, 6-8)

  • 10:15 a.m.  — 1st, 6th,7th and 8th grades arrive at the park for warm up and pre-event activities
  • 10:30 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk begins (1st grade on small track,  grades 6-8 on large track)
  • 11:00 a.m. — 1st grade race ends & 2nd grade arrives at the park for warm up
  • 11:15 a.m. — 2nd grade Fun Run/Walk begins on the small track
  • 11:30 a.m. — Race ends for 6th,7th and 8th grades
  • 11:45 a.m. — Race ends for 2nd grade

We Need YOU

In order for this to be an event that is both fun for the children and a financial success for the school, we need help in the following ways:

  • Fun Run Coaches — We need volunteers to be responsible for counting laps, cheering on the runners, updating goal charts, and supporting the students during the event. Noise-makers and overall silliness and enthusiasm are welcomed! This IS a “FUN” run, after all.
  • Classroom Coordinators — We need 2 volunteers for each classroom to help the teachers get the kids from MPCS to the event, making sure they have all the essentials they need to complete the race (e.g, water bottles, forms, snacks, medications, etc.). This is a 90-minute commitment. Volunteers are to report to the classroom 15 minutes before their classroom’s assigned park arrival time. During the event, the classroom coordinator should assist in the “rest stops” to make sure the runners have water, first aid, assistance, that they need. Basically the eyes/ears of the wellbeing for their classroom’s kids.


  • Please send your children to school on October 7th with:
    • Water bottle, snack, sunscreen, sun hat
    • Tennis shoes (they cannot participate if they have open-toe shoes)
    • Comfortable running clothes
  • Help your children ask family and close friends to sponsor them! Here’s how to collect donations:
  • Encourage your children to “train” in advance for the event so they will be motivated to put their endurance and physical ability to the test.
  • Make sure your children get a good night’s sleep the night before and a hearty breakfast.
  • Plan on coming to cheer our runners on!


  • Run alongside your children during the race. Instead, cheer from the sidelines and encourage all to do their best!