St. Alphonsus Parish School Seattle Ballard


Jog-A-Thon 2017


Welcome to the St. Alphonsus Jog-A-Thon! We’ve got all the information you’ll need, whether you’re looking to sponsor one of our students (or teachers!) or if you’re a parent trying to figure out how this thing works.

Kickoff: April 12
Event: May 4
Donations Due: May 12
Awards Assembly: May 17

Our entire school will participate in Jogathon 2017 on May 4 during the school day. Each class will get 20-40 minutes to run and each lap is about 1/8th of a mile.

Running Times by Grade

Come out and cheer on your favorite St. Al student!

  • 8:45-9:05 – Preschool AM
  • 9:00-9:30 – Kindergarten
  • 9:30-10:10 – 5/6 Boys & 5/6 Girls
  • 10:35-11:05 – 2nd Grade
  • 11:10-11:40 – 3rd Grade
  • 11:10-11:50 – 4th Grade
  • 1:20-2:00  – 7/8 Girls and Boys
  • 2:10-2:30 – Preschool PM
  • 2:10-2:40 – 1st Grade


Need volunteer hours? Click here to sign up to help!

Parent Information


Parents, below you will find some sample language to use when emailing friends and family regarding a tax-deductible donation to our Jog-A-Thon. The language is also customizable for older kids who wish to send their own emails. Feel free to craft your own email message as well.

Once you’ve sent an email to all friends and family members who might be interested, we will keep you posted on monies you’ve raised online. You can expect a report to come home in a backpack on Tuesday, April 25; Tuesday, May 2; and Tuesday, May 9.

Now for the money you’re collecting at home and in your neighborhood: Keep track of this money in your pledge envelope. You’ll turn this in by Friday, May 12 to the School Office. If you’d prefer to send in money as you collect it, please use one of the slips included with your pledge envelope (or print more online). We want to make sure your family is credited with all the money you raise!

Sample Email:

Dear [Name],
On Thursday, May 4, 2017 [Name(s) or I] will be participating in the St. Alphonsus Parish School Jog-A-Thon. It’s a great way for our school to show some spirit and for me to help raise money for my classroom.

Would you please be willing to sponsor me and help me reach my fundraising goal of $125? You can learn more and donate easily online at

You can also mail a gift directly to my school to: St. Alphonsus School, 5816 15th Ave NW, Seattle WA 98107. All gifts have to be received by May 12. Please be sure to note that the gift is for me.

Thank you so much for your help! It means a lot to me and all the students of St. Alphonsus.


P.S. St. Al’s is a registered 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID: 91-0577481

Questions About Jog-A-Thon? 

Contact Monika Remington at or Chris Hanzeli at