Action Needed - Save the Date & Register for the 2022 Hillcrest Cardinals Walkathon!
Tue, Feb 22 6:15pm

The Hillcrest Cardinals Walkathon is Back!

  • SAVE THE DATESaturday, April 23rd from 9am to 2pm
  • REGISTER your student(s) by clicking HERE

After a long two years, we are SO excited to kick off Hillcrest’s Annual Walkathon that will, pandemic permitting, be in-person and on campus! This beloved tradition has always been a fun and exciting, student-centered celebration of school pride and community building, while also raising critical funds that directly sustain many of the educational programs and staff members that make Hillcrest so incredible. There will be some changes to traditional timelines and procedures, so please read carefully and stay tuned to Konstella and future Hillcrest Newsletters for updates!

Walkathon Dates to Note

  • NOW thru Tues., March 15 - Early registration is open! Please register your student for the Walkathon by completing and submitting this Google form (click HERE). Please submit one form for each student in your household and expect a registration confirmation email within a few days once your student has been uploaded to our Walkathon platform (DoJiggy). Each student that registers by 11:59pm, March 15, will receive a FREE Hillcrest Cardinals Walkathon t-shirt to wear at the Walkathon! Plus, all classes with 80% or more of students registered by 11:59pm, March 15, will earn a popsicle party.
  • Tues., March 15 - Early registration deadline to guarantee your student a FREE Hillcrest Cardinals Walkathon t-shirt. Also, last day for classes to qualify for popsicle party (need 80% or more of students in class to be registered)!
  • Sat., April 23Walkathon Day!
    • 8:30am - Breakfast booth open
    • 8:45am - Kids warm up with Coaches Liz and Mark
    • 9am - Walk, walk, walk (along a route around & within the Hillcrest campus)
    • 11am - Game booths open
    • 11:30am - Lunch booths open (snack bar available all day)
    • 2pm - Event ends

Fundraising Goal

The Hillcrest Cardinals Walkathon is our third and final major fundraiser for the school year. Our fundraising goal for this year’s walkathon is $80,000. Our latest projections indicate that the PTA will spend a total of $1,491 per student at Hillcrest this school year (details below), and the Walkathon will need to raise the full $80,000 to cover our ‘21-’22 expenses.

Wait… What’s the Walkathon?!

Since many of you have yet to experience a Hillcrest Walkathon, here’s a bit more on what to expect:

  • The Walkathon is the last and third major fundraiser for the school year.  Each registered student will receive a specific fundraising link to share with family and friends in the weeks leading up to Walkathon Day, April 23rd. The link will be in the registration confirmation email that is sent a few days after submitting the Google registration form (click HERE to register). 

On Walkathon Day, April 23rd,

  • From 9am on, kids will be walking around Hillcrest to collect laps and earn money for the school. Parents are stationed along the route to ensure safety and mark kids’ lap cards with their progress.
  • From 11am-2pm, we'll have carnival games in full swing! With a variety of games targeted at different ages, there'll be plenty for all the kids to do, and they'll be able to earn fun prizes.
  • Food & drink are available during the entire event, beginning with a coffee + breakfast bar in the morning, an all-day snack bar, and a lunch booth featuring grilled options opening at 11:30.
  • The Walkathon is made possible by an army of parent volunteers (100+ the day of!). Volunteering is a great way to pass the time while your child is walking laps and also a fun opportunity to meet other Hillcrest parents. More info to come on how to sign up to volunteer.

It's been a long two years, punctuated by a particularly stressful past two months. There’s no question that many folks feel drained and strained lately, but our hope is that we can rise above the stress and difficulty on our kids’ behalf - and continue to do what our community does so well - come together to support our beloved school and the people that make it such a special place!

More info to come about volunteer opportunities, supplies and prize needs, and additional logistics so please keep an eye out in the coming weeks.  

Questions/comments?… Please email walkathon@hillcrestpta.org.  Thank you!

Photo above: Juliet Cooper and Mira Thompson enjoy the 2019 Walkathon and proudly show off their lap cards.