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Madera Jog-a-Thon! Oct. 14, 2022

The Madera Elementary Foundation (MEF) raises money to pay for Dance, Garden, Reading Support, Assemblies, Field trips, and more! The MEF has three campaigns each year to raise funds: Annual Giving, Jog-a-Thon, and the Auction. The Jog-a-Thon is the one campaign in which our kids actively participate. They get to support their school, hone their interpersonal skills, and get some exercise all at the same time! Win, win, win! This year, the Jog-a-Thon will be held during school hours on October 14th. We hope that all students can participate!

Register and start collecting pledges

The wonderful web based fundraising system we have used the last few years makes it simple for kids to request pledges from family and friends. Register your kid(s) now at so they can start collecting pledges (Online Registration Instructions). If your child would prefer to collect pledges the old fashioned way, download the pledge sheet 2022Jogathon Pledge Form.



Prizes* will be awarded for:

  • The child who raises the most money - 2 Tahoe Donner ski tickets OR 2 SF Giants game tickets

  • The child who solicits the most pledges - Remaining 2 Tahoe Donner ski tickets OR 2 SF Giants game tickets

  • Siblings who raise the most money - 2 Decathlon backpacks & 2 In-N-Out meal tickets

  • The child who runs the most laps (TK-2) - Oakland A’s signed baseball

  • The child who runs the most laps (3-6) - Top Golf Gift Certificate

  • Class that raises the most money**(TK-2) - Duct Tape Mr. Ranch!

  • Class that raises the most money** (3-6) - Duct Tape Mr. Ranch!

  • Class with most fundraising participation - Popsicle party

  • Raise $75 or more in pledges to earn a Jog-a-Thon t-shirt

* In the event of a tie, different prizes may be substituted

** The classes that raise the most money will get to Duct Tape Mr. Ranch to a wall as long as we reach our goal of raising $40,000. 

Calling all volunteers

In order for this to be a success, we need volunteers to help out with the Jog-a-Thon!  Please sign up here to either lend a hand during the event or to bring fruit for the kids. (There are two tabs along the bottom of the sign-up, one tab to volunteer and one tab for fruit sign up).  If you would like to volunteer, please submit your vaccination card and volunteer badge to Valerie at if you have not done so previously.


  • Kids will have 20 minutes to run or walk around the track on the lower yard. Participation in the Jog-a-Thon is voluntary. Kids can sit out and cheer if they prefer, and they don’t have to fundraise to participate in the event itself.

  • For reference, 9 laps around the track equals one mile and most younger kids can run at least 10 laps and most older kids can run at least 13 laps in the 20 minutes provided.

  • Water will be provided during the event and fruit afterwards.

  • Every participant will get a small jog-a-thon button they can attach to their backpack and a certificate of participation.

  • Please make sure your kids wear appropriate shoes on the day of their run, have sunscreen on, and bring a water bottle to help reduce paper cup waste.

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TK and K




Questions? Email Emily at or Pier at