Amy Imai's 2024 "ROCKATHON" Walkathon is on Saturday, March 16, 2024
About the Walkathon
We are SO EXCITED to host our 3rd Annual Amy Imai Elementary “Rockathon” Walkathon!! The Walkathon is a fun-filled community-building social event & PTA fundraiser.
What is our goal?
Our goal for this year is two fold - to celebrate our amazing school and community spirit and to raise money to support PTA programs AND local community non-profits! It will be a super fun day, with music, food, incentives and raffle prizes for the kids. It's an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones! We are looking forward to once again being together in person!
While collecting pledges is optional, we are hoping that each of our students might consider a pledge goal of $125 to help us get to our $30,000 fundraising goal. Pledges from family and friends can be in a flat amount or by each lap a child walks. Pledges are obtained online via our pledge platform, 99Pledges. Pledge prizes will be announced soon.
*NEW FOR 2024* → Where does the money go?
As mentioned in the PTA Konstella holiday email, we did so well with our auction fundraising, we are thinking about walkathon fundraising a little differently. We are taking this opportunity to fundraise not only for Imai, but to direct a large percent of funds towards local community non-profits and orgs in need. It is an excellent opportunity to talk to your child about the importance of community building, philanthropy and compassion. Imai students will help to select a local non-profit giving them an opportunity to be directly involved.
More info on organizations we plan to support coming soon!
How can my family help fundraise to support our community?
You will be given a link to 99Pledges, which is a fundraising platform. By creating a page for your child(ren) and sharing with friends, families, neighbors and coworkers, you can request a “pledge” (a monetary donation) to support Imai PTA and local non-profits. Students are encouraged to help create the page and identify people with whom you can share it. Our fundraising goal per student is $125 but it is optional.
Can parents volunteer to help with the Walkathon?
Yes, yes and yes!! The walkathon is an “all hands on deck” event. We need lots of help to ensure it runs smoothly. We are asking each family unit to strongly consider signing up for one volunteer shift. Be part of the fun! Sign ups via Konstella opens on Feb 16.
Register for the event!
All walkers (student/sibling participants) need to pre-register via Formsite. The registration cost for each walker is $13, if done online by February 26. Same day onsite registration (no t-shirt) is $20.
Other Important Safety Guidelines
A parent or legal guardian must be present and on campus during the walkathon; this is NOT a drop-off event. Children cannot attend on their own, nor can an older sibling watch your child.
Walkers must walk unless mobility issues apply. i.e. no scooters, bikes etc. to keep the course in good condition. We also ask that kids walk vs run to keep things safe for all.
We will have self-serve first aid supplies in case special care is needed.
Please bring a hat, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, extra socks and layers of clothing for our wonderful, unpredictable spring weather.
Make sure you encourage your children to take breaks during the day to prevent dehydration and fatigue. While we do have incentives for laps walked, it is not a competition, nor a race. Please have your child only do what’s best for them.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER AND WATER BOTTLE. There is no drinking at the on-campus fountains but the fountains’ water bottle refill areas are operational.
No Pets. Humans only for this event please! :)
Traffic on the field is ONE WAY. Only enter and exit the field at the designated areas.
No eating or drinking is allowed on the course.
Walkathon at a glance
WHAT: Imai Elementary 3rd Annual
WHERE: Imai Elementary Fields
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2024
⏱ 9:30 AM: Start for TK/K/1st
⏱ 10:30 AM: Start for other grades
⏱ 1:30 PM: Walkathon Ends