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 collect pledges for the laps they run at the Fund Run. 

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, Homeroom Challenge awards, and House Challenge prizes.

Can parents volunteer?

Yes, we will need parents to help hand out water and help with the Fund Run Festivities after the final race. Please contact Denise Gunderson ( to volunteer.