One of the Biggest (and Funnest) School Fundraising Events of the Year!

Picture this. Over one hundred kids lined up at their class’s “start line”. The theme to “Chariots of Fire” begins to blare over the loud speaker…the excitement builds and then the announcer says, “Ready, set, go!”, and the kids are off…running to raise money for the school programs they love…

The McKinley Parent Teacher Club’s JOG-A-THON is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers and your support is vital. Most importantly this is the only event where the kids take the lead in raising money for their school. Did you know that most of McKinley’s music/dance, art, and Spanish programs are no longer funded by the school district? The only reason our kids get to participate in these programs is because we raise the money to fund them.

You Can Help

Help Us Plan!

The next Jog-a-Thon is in October. Join the planning committee by emailing

Get Sponsors!

We are asking students who are able and willing to participate to get their families, friends, neighbors, and/or parent/guardian co-workers to sponsor them in the JOG-A-THON. Although most families have found it easier to collect “flat donations” from sponsors (e.g. $25 for the whole event), some families/sponsors prefer to make per lap pledges (e.g. $1/lap). Download sponsorship forms: English, Español

Donations can be made using cash, check, or credit cards. Please have all checks made out to McKinley School Foundation.

jogathonRaise Money Running! is our web based fundraising tool. It’s easy to register and use. It takes care of sending sponsor requests via email, notifies you of receipt of donation, and follows up with thank you message. See Pledgestar Flyer (English, Español) for more details.


Parents also get to help out with the big event. We will need parents to help set up/clean up, donate oranges, help mark the kids laps, hand out water and orange slices during the race, or simply get out and run with the kids to keep their spirits up. If you are able to come and help out, it really is a blast!! Email: 

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