The 4th Annual Apex Fun Run Event: October 2nd – October 13th
Thank you for your support of Bear Creek Intermediate and the investments you make in your children’s lives. We are so excited to reintroduce you to this semester’s only major fundraiser, the Apex Fun Run!
We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating in the Apex Fun Run again this year as our major Fall fundraiser! The Apex program will be with our students from October 2nd – October 13th teaching leadership and fitness as we raise pledges to help our school. Please look in your child’s folder and for e-mails that will be sent to you from your teachers as the fun run gets nearer.
The fundraising goal this year is $80,000!! We will give 10% directly to the teachers for their classrooms individually. The rest of the funds will be used to help purchase chrome books with charging carts for classroom use.
The Apex Fun Run will last for 2 weeks and will kick off with a Pep Rally on Monday, October 2nd. Please look for your child’s Pledge Kit that they will receive on that day. Please feel free to visit www.apexfunrun.com to hear about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness in the classroom. This years’ theme is UNITED! Students will join the Apex Squad on an exciting journey as they learn what it truly means to unite as a team.
- No Excuses
- Inspire Others
- Do your Best
During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on Friday, October 13th to help our school. Students will run for 30 minutes and average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 or more per lap or any flat amount donation for each student. All students will receive an access code that allows you to enter pledges online. All students will receive Apex wrist bands, Apex race-day jerseys, and team awards.
The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial giving. All students will receive Apex wrist bands, Apex race-day jerseys, team awards and participate in the Fun Run itself. We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run on Friday, October 13th and share in this great event!
You can help our school be successful in the following four ways:
- Help connect your child to potential sponsors (family and friends) to acquire pledges.
- Ask your child about the “Apex Legends” character lessons, and download the FREE “Apex Fun Run” App!
- Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend the big event.
- Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. If you would like to volunteer for the race, contact Sabrina Menck at email@example.com
Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!
Apex Fun Run – Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Pledge Per Lap and Simple Donation?
Pledge Per Lap means that you pledge a dollar amount for every lap that your student completes at the Apex Fun Run (students average between 26-36 laps, not more than 36). For example, if a student runs 30 laps and you pledge $1 per lap you would donate $30. Simple Donation means that you pledge to pay a flat amount regardless of how many laps your student runs.
How are the awards calculated and earned by each student?
The awards are given to each student based on the pledge per lap amount raised. Simple donations can also help students reach awards: $30 of simple flat donations is considered to be equal to $1 pledged per lap. So if someone gave $60 simple donation to the student, it would result in $2 pledged per lap increase and prize level.
Who do I write checks to? What if we receive cash early?
The money is due after the race. Please make sure to write all checks out to the school parent teacher group. If you receive money before the race, just keep it in a safe place in the front office until the Collection meeting with the Apex team.
When is the money due?
All funds are due as soon as possible after the Apex Fun Run. However, sponsors who pledge a simple donation can pay online at any time, or can pay after the race. All other sponsors can either pay from the “payment due” email they receive after the race, or they can place cash and checks in their collection envelope and bring back to their teacher. Collection envelopes will be given to students after the race.
What do we do with pledges if students miss the fun run?
If any student is absent, sick or hurt, they will receive an automatic 30 laps minimum on the system. This will allow the sponsors to pay their per lap donations online if they still want to help the school (which most do). For all top prizes ($30 & $50 per lap), students will need to run at least 26 laps and collect the funds before being awarded those prizes.
My student didn’t receive a pledge kit? What should I do?
You can talk to your Apex Team Leader and they will add the student to the Apex system, generate an access code and give the student a pledge kit.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Fun Run, please contact Sabrina Menck, 2nd Vice President of Budget/Finance, firstname.lastname@example.org