32nd Ridgecrest Walkathon

Ridgecrest PTA Annual Fundraiser

Friday October 6th 1:45pm – 2:45pm


About Ridgecrest Walkathon

The Ridgecrest Walkathon is our PTA’s largest fundraiser during the year and is crucial to our success in supporting the students and staff at Ridgecrest Elementary. Our goal this year is to raise $17,000! These funds in turn go back to the classrooms, school and staff by ways of decreasing costs of supplies and by providing programs to encourage cultural and educational enrichment.  Walkathon funds also allow the Ridgecrest PTA to host multiple events for the students throughout the year.  Some of these events include the Harvest Carnival, Reflections Art Celebration of Talent, Science Night, scholarships for afterschool activities like Math Olympiad, Chess Club and Cooking Class, as well as providing financial assistance to all 6th Grade students going to Camp Caber.


New This Year!

  • 1 hour Walkathon during school hours, no PTA dinner
  • All students will take their regular method of transportation after school
  • Fix amount pledges only, no per lap pledges this year – Start collecting pledges now!
  • For those students would like to count laps, stickers will be available and lapss can be recorded – This will not impact pledge amounts, but it can be fun!


Walkathon Guidelines

  • Participants may start collecting pledges immediately. Pledge envelopes are due October 20th, 2017 in order to qualify for prize drawings.
  • Pledges may be made by anyone. Relatives, friends and neighbors are likely to be the most supportive. Do not go door to door collecting from strangers.
  • At 1:45 pm the students will come to the play field and line up behind the sign indicating their grade. Participants may walk for any length of time they wish between 1:45 and 2:45 pm. Everyone should feel free to rest at any time. If a student arrives to walk after 1:45 pm he/she will check in at the “late arrival” table.
  • The PTA will supply water and pretzel stations during the Walkathon.
  • Money and pledge envelopes MUST be returned to school by Friday, October 20th to qualify for prize drawings.
  • Cash and checks made payable to the Ridgecrest PTA.
  • Pledges are all fixed amounts, regardless of the distance walked. For example, if you pledge a fixed amount of $10, you would owe $10. Laps are not being counted to determine pledges.
  • Please fill out the pledge envelope completely, paying special attention to providing the student’s full name, teacher’s name, room number and grade.


We are doing prizes a little different this year.

  • Every student will receive a RC Rams tattoo!  
  • Every student who brings in a $10 pledge or more will receive a Ridgecrest Water bottle. 
  • For every $10 a student turns in, a ticket with the student’s name will go into a drawing. 
    • First Drawing: For all students who collect $10 - $100 in pledges. For example, pledge total of $80, 8 tickets go into the drawing. Some of the prizes in this drawing include passes to the Woodland Park Zoo, Toys R Us gift card, Menchie’s gift card and a Lynnwood Bowl & Skate party for 5. 
    • Second Drawing: In addition to being entered in the first drawing, students who collect over $100 in pledges will be entered for the second drawing. For example, pledge total of $215, 21 tickets go into the drawing for grand prizes.
      • Grand Prize #1: XBOX One S 1TB Console, Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle
      • Grand Prize #2: Beats Solo 2 Wireless Headphones


Classroom Challenge:

The classroom collecting the most pledges will receive gift cards to the Crest Theater, one for every student and teacher. 2 classroom prizes will be given – one to the 1st thru 3rd grades and one to the 4th thru 6th grades.


School Challenge:

Mr. Dom our school counselor is challenging all Ridgecrest Students – if they raise $17,000 he will die his hair PINK!!! Yes Pink!


Volunteers Needed 12:00 – 3:45 pm

We are looking for parents, guardians and family members to set up the event, help on the field, break down and execute the best walkathon Ridgecrest has ever seen!  If you are interested in helping, please contact Julia and Lori at ridgecrestwalkathon@gmail.com. Remember you need to complete background checks (including front & back photocopy of your WA State ID) and have them submitted to the front office by Friday, September 22nd in order to help on October 6th. Let us know if you have any questions.

We look forward to another successful year.


2017 Ridgecrest PTA Walkathon Chairs

Julia Prosser & Lori Lynass