2017springjogThe McKinley Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser is happening on Thursday October 25th!

The McKinley Parent Teacher Club’s JOG-A-THON is one of our school’s BIGGEST fundraisers and your support is vital. Most importantly this is the only event where the kids take the lead in raising money for their school. Did you know that ALL of McKinley’s dance, ceramic, art, garden and Spanish programs are no longer funded by the school district? The only reason our kids get to participate in these programs is because we raise the money to fund them.



We are asking students who are able and willing to participate to get their families, friends, neighbors, and community to sponsor them in the JOG-A-THON. We are asking for flat donations from sponsors (e.g. $25 for the whole event).

Donations can be made using cash, check, or credit cards. Please have all checks made out to McKinley School Foundation.

PledgeStar is our web based fundraising tool. In addition to being easy to register and use, PledgeStar takes care of sending sponsor requests via email, notifies you of donations, and sends thank you messages to sponsors.

Visit here to get started.

This year for the very FIRST TIME, all students and teachers will be receiving a FREE Jog-A-Thon t-shirt!

• Pizza party with the Principal: All students who raise $95 or more
• Engraved Trophy: Fastest boy and girl runner (most laps) per grade
• Class party: Class that raises the most money
• Limo Ride to In-N-Out Burger: Top money raisers (Ride with Principal)
• Raffle Prizes: Every student gets 1 raffle ticket! The more money you raise, the more raffle tickets you get!

The kids will run laps around our new track on the McKinley field (approximately 1/6 of a mile lap). Most students run about 8 to 12 laps, a little more for the older kids.


Family members also get to help out with the big event. We will need parents to help set up/clean up, donate oranges, help mark the kids laps, hand out water and orange slices during the race, or simply get out and run with the kids to keep their spirits up. If you are able to come and help out, it really is a blast!!

Please visit the Mckinley Jog-a-thon page for updates and more details!

Please email jogathonmckinley@gmail.com with questions!