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Help raise money for Peralta and Sankofa by collecting pledges from friends and family to walk as many laps around the school as you can! Saturday, October 19, 2019, noon-4:30pm starting at Peralta Elementary, 460 63rd Street, Oakland.

Last year, the Walkathon raised more than $36,000!

The Walkathon is fun for everyone! Food Trucks, Bake Sale, Sno Cones, Live Music Sunday, October 22nd Noon - 4:30pm

Noon : Registration Opens
12:30pm : 5th graders lead the first lap
4:30pm : Lap course closes

Super Walkers receive a medal and a personal award ceremony!

Be a Super Walker by Walking or Fundraising:
Walk: K/1st - 10 laps, 2nd/3rd - 15 laps, 4th/5th - 20 laps
Fundraise: 15 pledges of any amount or total of $300+

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Nitty-Gritty on the Walkathon

Between now and October 19th, students collect contributions to support Peralta and Sankofa. On Walkathon day, students walk laps around Peralta Elementary (0.4 miles per lap). Family and friends can cheer on walkers and enjoy food and entertainment! Each school’s students collect money that will go to that child’s school.

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. Cash and check donations are accepted. Donation checks for Peralta and Sankofa can be written to PPTG. All donations raised by Sankofa students will be tallied separately and passed on to Sankofa. The Tax ID number is 94-2831259. You can also drop off donations in the office in the PPTG box at Peralta. Please label them with “Walkathon”.

Online: Create a personal fundraising page by clicking

Here for Peralta

Here for Sankofa.

Click on "Join the Team." Detailed instructions with screenshots can be found here and will also be sent out to the Yahoo group.  Or, send the name of your student(s) to Scotia Miller and we'll set up the 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” here, as well a template for thank you notes.

Where does money raised by the Walkathon go?

Walkathon donations contribute to the overall PPTG fund (Peralta) or the Sankofa PTA, which supports school programs!

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 schools – people can give a little or a lot!

Walkathon Contact: Scotia Miller

We need your used kids BOOKS!

For one of the lap prizes, walkers get to pick out a book to take home. Do you have some gently-used K-6th grade books you could donate to the Walkathon? You can drop them at the house right next door to Peralta - 458 63rd Street – in the box on the porch.

We need volunteers!

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: 2019 Walkathon Volunteer Google Spreadsheet.

We need Peralta or Sankofa Alumni!

Several volunteer roles can be held by middle/high schoolers – bake sale, sno-cone stand, and book sale all need Peralta or Sankofa grads to help. Sign up in the volunteer sheet.

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

Walkathon Contact: Scotia Miller