Peralta Walkathon - Sunday, October 25th, 2015, 12:00-4:30 p.m.

Help raise money for Peralta by collecting pledges from friends and family to walk as many laps around the school as you can!

Last year, the Walkathon raised more than $35,000!

Sunday, October 23rd
12:00pm Registration opens
12:30pm 5th graders lead the first lap
4:30pm Lap course closes

Fun for everyone!
El Gran Taco Loco & 3geeks Food Trucks!
Music from The Grease Traps!
Bake Sale, Sno Cones, Buck-a-Book Sale!

Lap Prizes for walkers include T-Shirt for Lap 1,
Water Bottle for Lap 2, and Free Book for Lap 6

Super Walkers receive a medal and personal award ceremony! Be one by...
Walking: K/1st 10 laps, 2nd/3rd 15 laps, 4th/5th 20 laps
Or Fundraising: 15 pledges of any amount or total of $300+

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!


It takes a lot of volunteers (nearly 100) to keep our walkers safe and happy – please consider volunteering for one of the many roles here: 2016 Walkathon Volunteer Google Spreadsheet.

We need Peralta Alumni! Several volunteer roles can be held by middle/high schoolers – bake sale, sno-cone stand, and book sale all need Peralta grads to help.

We need bake sale donations! Add your name if you can bring something to be sold at the bake sale – donations will be taken from 10am on the day of the Walkathon. Sign up at the very bottom of the volunteer sheet

The Nitty-Gritty on the Walkathon

Between now and October 23rd, Peralta students collect contributions to support Peralta Elementary. On Walkathon day, students walk laps around the school (0.4 miles per lap), earning prizes for each lap completed. Family and friends can cheer on walkers and enjoy food and entertainment!

 How do I collect the donations?

In-Person: Students can record donors’ names on a pledge sheet and turn in at Walkathon registration with contributions. If possible, combine cash contributions into one check. Donation checks can be written to PPTG. Our Tax ID number is 94-2831259. You can find pledge sheets here:

Online: Create a personal fundraising page at -- click on “fundraise for this campaign.” Detailed instructions with screenshots can be found at and will also be sent out to the Yahoo group. Or send us the name of your student(s) to and we’ll set up a page for you! Donations made online will automatically be sent to the school no money for you to handle.

 Who should I ask to donate?

Friends, family, neighbors, and parent co-workers can be good people to ask for Walkathon pledges. You can ask in person, by phone, by email, by Facebook, by YouTube, or through your own fundraising page on Crowdrise (see more info below) – be creative! You can find examples of “ask letters” at as well a template for thank you notes.

Where does money raised by the Walkathon go?

Walkathon donations contribute to the overall PPTG fund, which supports music & art, our librarian, PE, field trips, the garden project, and more!

How much should they donate?

Supporters can calculate their contribution based on your lap goal (25¢ per lap, $1 per lap, $5 per lap, $10 per lap…) or just give total contribution of any size. Every dollar helps our school – people can give a little or a lot!


Walkathon Contacts:

Kelly Holland

Scotia Miller