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Monday, October 29--Teachers get their info packets
Week of October 29th--Classrooms set goals and hand their posters 
Friday, November 2nd--Bearathon Assembly, brochures go home, 
Wednesday, November 7th--Popcorn & Otter Pop Prize Day

Friday, November 9th--Popcorn & Otter Pop Prize Day
Wednesday, November 14th--BEARATHON FUN RUN DAY 
Friday, November 16th-- Popcorn & Otter Pop Prize Day

Friday, November 30th--Final Popcorn & Otter Pop Prize Day
Friday, November 30th--ALL PLEDGE MONEY DUE
Week of December 3rd--Individual Prizes Distributed 
TBD--Prize Events-Water Balloon Blast, Kona Ice, Candy Grab

(late Dec or early Jan)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Bearathon is a fun and healthy alternative to the traditional catalog sale and we keep 100% of the money collected. ​

How does it work?

Why a fun run?

Paper Pledge 

Important Dates

Welcome to the 2018 Highland Lakes Bearathon Fun Run

Pledge Online 

The paper pledge option is used for cash/checks received from donors.  Keep track of these pledges on the Bearathon Envelope that was sent home with every student.  Keep any money collected in the provided envelope and turn it in by November 30, 2018.​

Thank you SPONSORS

The Bearathon Fun Run is on Wednesday, November 14th.  The Bearathon is our primary fundraiser! Our goal is $48,000 which is a $40 pledge per student.  For the sixth year, the Bearathon is being organized entirely by volunteers, which means 100% of the net proceeds stay at HLS.  The funds raised are used to purchase much needed technology and to continually support the HLS staff and students.  Check out what we were able to do with the funds from last years event.

What time is my student running? Click here to view the elementary run schedule.  Middle School will run during their 6th hour.

How do you track how many laps they run? K-6 students receive event shirts on the day of the run and volunteers mark  laps on the back.  Middle School students run a total of 25 laps.

How will the Middle School Color Run work? All Middle School students will participate in the fun run.  Only students with signed permission slips and a $35 pledge will participate in the color run.  Students will run around a track with color stations where volunteers douse them with different colors. They will also receive a SWAG bag that includes a drawstring bag, a pair of sunglasses, a white bandana, and a personal color pack to throw.


What if I don't have a signed permission slip?  There will be a non-color track that students without permission slips will run on.


What is the color powder ? Colored Powder is made of non-toxic, biodegradable corn starch and FD&C and or D&C colors. Approved for use in foods, cosmetics and or drugs.
Will the color powder stain my clothes?  It might,  we suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful.  We also suggest eye protection and a bandana or face mask.


Will water be provided? Yes there will be a water station at the event, but it's always a good idea to bring some extra in case you have a thirsty student.

​How do prizes work? To qualify for individual prizes, money must be turned in by November 30, 2018.  These prizes will be awarded the week of December 3rd.  During the pledge time (Nov 2-Nov 30), there will also be prizes awarded to anyone who registers with Pledgestar and sends 10 valid emails.  Classrooms will also be setting goals and working towards whole class incentives.  Check out all the prizes by clicking here.

How does Pledgestar handle that I have more than one student? ​When you register with Pledgestar, you register all of your students under one account.  When friends and family pledge, they have the choice to equally divide their donation or give a specific amount to each student.

​Can I share my family Pledgestar page on Social Media? Yes, just follow the links when you register.

We use a secure web-based fundraising system. Students can request and track pledges from friends and family via email, text, or social media.  Donors can make secure donations online or instructions for sending a check are provided. Click on the button below to go to the Pledgestar website.

Students ask friends and family to pledge them with either a flat amount or a per lap amount. On the event day, the entire school participates by running for 30 minutes with most completing 25 laps. Pledges are collected either through our online system or through a paper pledge.​

NEW THIS YEAR:

Families can check the leader board anytime to see where there class is at!  Just go to https://pledgestar.com/highlandlakes/ 

You can text pledge requests.

You can share pledge requests to social media.

You can set your child's goals​.