The Village Fun Run is a community building, movement focused, family fun-time as well as a great way for families to raise much needed funds for our beloved Portland Village School! This event will be held at Gammans Park on Saturday, May 19th from 10:30 until 12:30 followed by a picnic. Like a jogathon, students and their families are encouraged to run laps around a track setup for the event. There will also be various fun movement stations set up for kids and adults to visit and participate in (jump roping, balance exercises, and various obstacle courses). We will finish off the event with a spring family picnic at the park if weather permits.
Participants will all receive a commemorative 2018 PVS Fun Run t-shirt!
Stick around after the run and have a picnic lunch with friends! The Pepe Chile Tacqueria will be on-site at the event to sell their excellent tacos and burritos. 20% of their sales will go to the school!
As a tool to help raise funds, we have set up this event page where family members and friends can support your family in the run. The simplest way for this support to come through is with a set donation for the event. All donations are tax-deductable. Families can also choose to be sponsored for a certain amount per lap that they run. Please visit our FAQ for lots of questions and answers on all aspects of this event.
How To Join In
Please join us for this fun event by signing up here. Check out the Fundraising tips section for steps on how to signup and start fundraising. Registration is free! If you can’t come the day of the event, you are still welcome and encouraged to sign up and fundraise for our school.
Why We Are Asking For Your Support
Portland Village School, a public Waldorf inspired charter school sponsored by the Portland Public School district, relies on the donations and the fundraising efforts of its community. As a charter school we receive 80% of the funds that other neighborhood schools receive. This school year our community has raised over $120,000 from donations, pledges, and strategic fundraisers. Our school is budgeted to raise a little over $200,000 to help cover the cost of quality materials, student field trips, our teacher’s professional development, and to cover our rent increase.
With your help we can hit our goal of $25,000 with this fun, family friendly, active event!
Fun Run Crowdrise Instructions
Click on "SET UP your fundraiser" above.
Click on "START YOUR OWN fundraiser".
Enter your team name, your goal, and a bit about why your family is involved in this event. Personal stories about PVS are nice here.
Next add a photo, any photo!
Share your event page's link via e-mail and social media.
For those who want to collect Paper Pledges here is our pledge form.