Move-A-Thon 2017

Friday, May 26


It’s time to move it, move it at our new school! The Move-A-Thon is a fitness celebration and fundraiser for Genesee Hill Elementary. Students collect pledges and earn money for each lap they walk, jog, or run around a 1/10-mile course on the lower parking lot for 30 minutes. Movers should be able to complete 15 – 30 laps in the time allowed.

Move-A-Thon Fundraising Goal: Our goal is $50,000. All proceeds go to the PTA General Fund which helps support core fundamental needs like our reading tutors, recess supervisors, school supplies, and programs like Passport, visual arts, library, and physical education at our school.

PLEDGE A STUDENT Move-A-Thon_Pledge_ButtonNOW: 

Collect pledges here by clicking on the Move-A-Thon Pledge button to pledge.


  • Go door-to-door with your pledge envelope and Thank You cards
  • Send out emails with the PayPal link. Click on Move-A-Thon Email to download a template to send to out-of-town friends and family!

Ask friends, neighbors and family members to pledge you either a dollar amount per lap completed or a flat fee regardless of how many laps you complete. NOTE: Online pledges are Flat Pledges only(While on PayPal, there’s a “Review your donation” page. On that page, there is a text box titled “Enter student’s name donation is for:” – please enter the student’s name you’re pledging.

Pledge Due Dates: Collection Dates:  May 23rd, 24th, and 25th before the Move-A-Thon. Final pledges, envelopes, and money will be collected on June 1st and June 8th.

Day of Event: Students will walk, jog, run or skip for 30 minutes on the Genesee Hill lower parking lot. A lap is approximately 1/10-mile. Water will be available throughout the “Move” and our traditional popsicles will be handed out to the students afterwards. Below is this year’s move schedule.

Classroom “Move” Schedule:

  • 8:15 – 8:45 am: 5th Grade
  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: 4th Grade
  • 9:45 – 10:15 am: Kindergarten
  • 10:30 –11:00 am: 3rd Grade
  • 12:15 – 12:45 pm: 1st Grade
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: 2nd Grade

Please dress appropriately; wear tennis shoes and bring rain gear if it’s rainy. All students will participate in the “Move.” Pledges are not required, but are very much appreciated. A first aid station and field monitors will be on-site for the safety of our students. 


  • Prior to Event: We need volunteers to help collect pledges and wear the “Fox” costume. Sign up HERE.
  • Event Day: We’ve arranged it so Lap Counters/Spotters and Parent “Movers” can volunteer with their cohort. Sign up HERE.


  • Please wear your Genesee Hill shirt that you received at the beginning of the school year. If you are a new student and need a shirt, please let your teacher know.
  • Students – wear your feet and necklace from last year. Students will receive 1 foot charm for every 10 laps completed. 1 foot = 1 mile moved.
  • A raffle ticket will be awarded for each PLEDGE collected. The winning raffle ticket earns a pizza/rollerskating party for their entire class.
  • The top male and female runner in grades K-2 and the top male and female runner in grade 3-5 will win a FREE pair of running shoes.

And hold onto your feet and necklaces. We want to continue to add feet to the necklaces every year.

Questions about the event? Contact Athena Frederick, the Move-A-Thon Chair.



  1. Go first graders! You can do it! We are rooting for you from AZ! Kudos to our grandson for his efforts for his school and public school education! Best wishes for safety and fun! Grandma and Grandpa

  2. how do we know what raffle ticket numbers are called?

    Also, we brought our envelope in during the early collection period, but it was sent home. The process is a bit confusing.

  3. The raffle numbers are assigned by classroom since its a classroom prize. The classroom winner will be announced next week. We have record of everything, so the class will be notified if they win. Early collection was for those wanting to turn in cash early. If you have turned in all of your pledges, then no need to turn anything else in. If you have more pledges to collect, then turn it back in on Thursday.

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