JOG-a-thon FAQs

Important Dates

  • Feb. 4, 2022 - Kick-Off Assembly

  • Feb. 24, 2022 - JOG-A-THON

  • Mar. 10, 2022 - Last Day to Turn in Pledge Money

  • Mar. 16, 2022 -  Awards Assembly, 8:15am

  • TBD -  School surprise if $100,000 goal is met

What do I need to do?

1. Collect pledges and sign up for PledgeStar

Ask friends and family to make a pledge in support of your child. Create your PledgeStar account and/or use the provided pledge sheet to track your pledges. Supporters can pledge per lap or make a one-time flat rate pledge. See PledgeStar for details. If you need additional sponsors forms you can download them here.

2. Jog-A-Thon Day - Thursday February 24, 2022

The JAT takes place during the school day at Peabody. Second through sixth graders run laps around a track for 40 minutes. Kindergarten and first graders run for 30 minutes.

 

Here are the specific times for each grade:

K       8:20 - 8:50
1st     9:00 - 9:30
2nd   9:40 - 10:20
3rd    10:30 - 11:10
4th    11:20 - 12:00
Lunch Break for JAT crew 12:00 - 1:00
5th    1:00 - 1:40
6th    1:50 - 2:30

3. Collect & Turn in Pledge Money

After the JAT, you will have two weeks to turn in your pledge money and pledge sheets by March 10, 2022 to qualify for a prize.

4. Awards Assembly 

Grand prizes will be selected by prize recipients and running ribbons will be awarded to top runners.

FAQs

Where does the money go?

All proceeds raised at the JAT support Peabody’s Enrichment Programs and Events, including Drama, Movement, Ceramics, P.E., Sports Day, and the Track Meet.

 

What time does the JAT start?

Each grade level has it's own start time:

K       8:20 - 8:50
1st     9:00 - 9:30
2nd   9:40 - 10:20
3rd    10:30 - 11:10
4th    11:20 - 12:00
Lunch Break for JAT crew 12:00 - 1:00
5th    1:00 - 1:40
6th    1:50 - 2:30

 

How many laps do kids run?

Kindergartners average about 20 laps. The current record by a fifth grader is 49 laps!

 

Do parents attend the JAT and Awards Assembly?

Please do! It is a really fun event and the kids love the support and encouragement.

 

What can I do to help?

Email jholbrook@peabodycharter.net for opportunities.