Amy Imai's 2023 "Walk on the Wild Side" Walkathon is on Saturday, March 18, 2023
About the Walkathon
We are SO EXCITED to host our 2nd Annual Amy Imai Elementary “Walk on the Wild Side” 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! 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 $100 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. This year we will be introducing pledge prizes at the following levels:
$75: a cute / fuzzy / fierce wild animal bookmark
$200: an outdoor headlamp for adventures in the wild
$500+: a ticket to see something WILD! (details coming soon)
The K-2nd and 3rd-5th grade classrooms with the highest pledges (in dollars) will earn an ice cream social! And the 10 students with the highest pledges will get a special prize too.
Where does the money go?
Pledge funds donated to the 2023 Walkathon support our students. The PTA helps pay for Kinder art & PE, educational enrichment programs, teacher/class supplies/needs, field trips, staff appreciation, treats, Eaglefest, and much more.
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 up via Konstella today.
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 27. Same day onsite registration (no t-shirt) is $20.
Once you have registered your walker on Formsite, you will be emailed a link to an individualized pledge page by 99Pledges.
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 2nd Annual
WHERE: Imai Elementary Fields
WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2023
⏱ 9:30 AM: Start for Kinder-1st
⏱ 10:30 AM: Start for 2nd-5th
⏱ 1:30 PM: Walkathon Ends