Boosterthon and the Fund Run

What is the Fund Run?

The Fund Run is a fitness-based fundraiser designed to teach our students about philanthropy. Students begin collecting pledges on October 2, and the big event is the Fund Run itself on Friday, October 12. Families will be getting pledges for the laps their student runs at the Fund Run. 

Student Run Times

Lower School Campus
8:15am: 2nd–4th Grade
9:15am: Pre-K4–1st Grade
10:15am: 5th–7th Grade Color Run

Preschool Campus
12:00pm: Pre-K2s and Pre-K3s

Upper School Campus
2:15pm: Upper School

How can parents register their student(s)?

First, parents create an account on Then, parents can register their student as a participant by searching for the school by name. Students get a free prize just by being registered.

Why can't parents make pledges?

Proceeds from the Fund Run support the Annual Fund. Parents have already been asked to make their gifts to the Annual Fund, and many already have. If you have not yet made your gift to the Annual Fund, you can do so here.

How can students get pledges?

Parents can help connect students to ten different sponsors. Families can enter those pledges online at Since HSP has already asked you to make a gift to the school's Annual Fund, parents should not make a pledge to their child's account.   

Will my student really run 30 laps? How big is the track?

Yes, even kindergarteners! The Fund Run track is about 1/16th of a mile, 1/4 the size of a normal high school track. The average student will run 30-35 laps and will have a goal to run at least 30 laps to help their school. The most any student will be counted for is 35 laps.

Can students receive a prize for flat donations?

Yes! All flat donations count toward pledges and are rounded by 30 (the average student will run over 30 laps). So, a $30 donation is the same as $1 per lap. A $60 donation is the same as $2 per lap, etc.

So, all pledges are made online?

YES! All pledges are paid online. Flat pledges will be charged immediately. Pledges per lap will be charged after the Fund Run. Make sure sponsors know they should enter a valid email address. 

Students earn prizes for participation?

YES! At the Lower School, Boosterthon volunteers will hand out prizes each day to students who meet our daily challenges!

At the Upper School, students can earn:

Individual Color Run Accessories
$25 Sweatbands
$45 Bandana
$70 Fanny Pack
$90 Sunglasses
$150 Snap Back Hat
$200 Soccer set

Homeroom Challenge
1st Place - A lunchtime trip to Dave and Busters
2nd Place - A homeroom lunch at Chick-Fil-A, Waffle House, or Mod Pizza 
3rd Place - Lunch by Chick-Fil-A 

House Challenge
1st Place: 3,000 House points
2nd Place: 2,000 House points
3rd Place: 1,000 House points

Individual Homeroom Challenges
$1,000 total by October 12: giant ice cream cookie sandwiches during lunch on Monday, October 15
$2,000: Lunch by QDoba catered in Cougar Café
$5,000: Gametruck for the boys / Mani-pedis with Mrs. Sotomayor for the girls 

Can parents volunteer?

Yes, we will need parents to help hand out water and help with the Fund Run Festivities after the final race from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Upper School Quad. Please contact Denise Gunderson ( to volunteer.

Fund Run Festivities

Please join us immediately after the Upper School Run in the Quad for food, fellowship and fun, including:

  • South of the Philly food truck,
  • Kona Ice,
  • Little Red Barn petting zoo
  • and face painting!

Is your question not answered here? Contact Denise Gunderson at