Reminder: Still time to register for Oct. 3 Celebrate Schools 5K fundraiser

Max Billett finishes the 2014 Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk ahead of father Mark. (Photo by David Pan)
Max Billett finishes the 2014 Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk ahead of father Mark. (Photo by David Pan)

Grab your family, your schoolmates and neighbors and join the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s 7th Annual Celebrate Schools 5K Run/Walk presented by Frontier Communications. When you participate or make a donation to support a team in the 5K, you are helping to shape students’ futures. Full event details are available at the website.

Advance Packet Pick-up
Friday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Department
18900 44th Ave. W.

Event Program
IMPORTANT NOTE: Event registration is now located in the mall’s valet parking area near Claim Jumper and Anthony’s restaurants. All other events will be staged near Loew’s Theater.

7 a.m. | Registration & Packet Pick Up

7:45 a.m. | Children’s Fun Run

8 a.m. | Celebrate Schools 5k

9 a.m. | Battle of The Bands

10 a.m. | Awards Ceremony

Registration is $25 for adults until midnight on Oct. 1, when it goes up to $35, so get registered today. T-shirts are available while supplies last.

Fifty-percent of net proceeds are directly granted to school teams that have at least 20 registered participants. The larger the team, the larger their portion of the shared proceeds. The schools choose how to use the money to extend student learning on their campuses. In years past, schools have used these funds in a variety of ways to support student learning through the purchase of sheet music for a high school music department to pre-k early learning to reading enrichment programs.

At Lynndale Elementary School, funds have made a tremendous difference by supporting after-school enrichment opportunities. “As the winning school, we were provided with money to go towards our after school program, that was utilized by over 250 of our students, and appreciated by our parents,” says Lynndale Principal Chris Fulford.

The remaining portion of event proceeds will support Foundation programs including:

  • Creative Classroom Grants for teachers and School-wide Grants for schools
  • Stipends to cover the cost of “college in high school” coursework
  • Surplus computers for low-income families
  • Afterschool Study programs for struggling 7th and 8th grade students
  • Team prizes. The three schools with the most participants get to choose from these amazing team prizes:

Sunday matinee and popcorn at the Edmonds Theater
Skate and pizza party at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate
Catered burger party from Red Onion Burgers

Find your team and register to join them, or make a pledge to support their fundraising goals. If you have questions about registering or fundraising as a team, visit the event page, or contact Lorna, 425-431-7084.


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