Fun(d) Run

Abernethy Fun(d) Run: Wednesday October 12th, 2022

What is the Fun Run?

The Fun Run is a jog-a-thon style fundraiser held during school hours on Wednesday, Ocober 12th, 2022. Students run around the school grounds on a 1/5-mile paved course for 30 minutes. There’s music, balloons and loads of encouragement around the course. It’s surprising how many laps these kids can run! Kindergartners average about 8 laps and 5th graders average about 10. Each lap is counted by a volunteer at the start line.

What are donations used for?

100% of proceeds go to the Abernethy School PTA. Our contributions help to pay for the things that make Abernethy a great place to grow, including additional classroom teachers, instructional support, library staff, professional development, classroom libraries and teacher mini grants at Abernethy and at other schools around our district, via Portland Public Schools' Fund for PPS.

How do we collect online pledges?

Visit 99pledges. Pledges can come as single donations or a certain dollar amount per lap. This personalized platform allows for long-distance relatives to easily participate, negates the need for cash/check collection, and the site automatically notifies donors of Fun(d) Run results and requests payments.

What if we prefer to collect checks/cash?

No sweat. If you’d prefer to ask for pledges in person and collect cash/check donations, feel free. All cash/check donations should be delivered to our school office, with checks made out to Abernethy PTA.

How can I help?

So sweet of you to ask! This event requires a good number of parent volunteers to run smoothly. Please visit Konstella and sign up for a shift. Most shifts only last about 30-45 minutes on the day of the Fun Run. It’s a great way to get involved and watch your kiddo run.