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FundRun & Spirit Day
FundRun & Spirit Day

Category: AIS Event

Date: April 5, 2019

Time: 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

We are so excited about our upcoming Fund Run! This year, we will be celebrating the tradition from Spain, southern France, and other regions of Encierro - the "running of the bulls" for an AIS Bull Run!

The Fund Run is not only a family friendly fun event aimed to keep kids active and strong, it is also an AIS FUNDraiser.  Our students run or walk as many laps around our building as they can in one hour.  We track the laps and celebrate as a community afterward. 

Please register to run, and then gather pledges from friends and families. You may either collect pledges per lap run or collect flat donations. We want to keep the spirit of this event fun with the cause in mind. We will track laps for pledge collections, but please be mindful every participant will be an achiever!  We will all celebrate our success of all the runners at the end with refreshments and treats. Family sponsorships and registration fees only cover the cost of t-shirts and event supplies. This year, donations raised above our budget, gathered by either per lap or flat donations, will help support our school's athletics programs!

We need lots of volunteers to make this year's event a success! Thank you for signing up for a shift to help out during this fun-filled event on Friday April 5, 2019, during the week to help with preparation, or Friday morning for Spirit Day. Sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE: http://signup.com/go/Z8MRtg

To participate, register here (ONE ENTRY PER PARTICIPANT- open the from again and register each student separately) and submit your $15 per participant payment (via the acceptiva link, or cash or check at reception). Optional Paper registration and pledge forms will be sent home in backpacks on Wed., 3/27/19 - so be on the lookout. You do not need a paper form to register, if you register online, but you may use the paper pledge form to collect donations on behalf of the school an in honor of your student's run.

Please register by Wed, April 3rd in order to participate! Registered participants will receive an awesome T-shirt and a traditional red bandana.  We will match shirt sizes based on availability for late registrations.

Please feel free to spread the word!  AIS alumni, siblings, and other friends and family are welcome to join in as long as we have a registration for each participant.

Become an Event Family Sponsor! If you would like to become a Family Sponsor fill out the information below or contact April at coo@austinis.org.

Registrations are due by Wednesday, April 3rd. We look forward to running with you! Here are more details below.

OUR GOAL THIS YEAR IS TO RAISE $10,000
WHAT:        Austin International School's Annual FUNd Run
WHEN:       Friday, April 5, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
WHO:         Students, faculty, staff, and all AIS families, friends, and neighbors to cheer you on and join in on the fun
WHERE:     Austin International School, 4001 Adelphi Lane Austin, TX  78727
HOW:         $15 entry fee per child participant to cover the cost of registration t-shirt and all the fun! All registered children will get an event t-shirt and red bandana.

BEFORE THE RUN
 *Register for the event by filling out the registration form and submitting it along with a $15 payment by Wed. 4/3/19.
 *Collect pledges from family and friends based on how many laps you think you can complete around the school or in flat donations.

THE DAY OF THE RUN
* Get plenty of rest, bring your refillable water bottle from home, and eat a good breakfast and lunch to stay energized!
* Celebrate the day and get pumped by showing your school Spirit all day.  Wear the school blue and green colors in creative ways: clothes, face paint, bows, ribbons, hair, etc.  We’ll also have volunteers at the school to decorate hair and apply temporary tattoos. You can change into your run shirt before the event.

*Students will need to be picked up at regular time, as we need the time from 3:30 - 4:30 to set up for the race. Thank you for taking your student, unless registered for afterschool care, on a break to have a healthy snack and return at 4:15 to get ready for the race and warm up which will start promptly at 4:30 pm.
*The parking lot will be blocked off in the afternoon. Please plan on utilizing street parking.

THE RUN!
*Walk or run around the perimeter of the school (approx .2 miles) as many times as you want within a one hour time period.  You can do your laps all at once or take breaks in between.  We will have different lanes for younger and older kids.  Parents, you are welcome to run with your kids.
*After your laps, enjoy a fun treat.  Some refreshments will be provided as well.

 SCHEDULE:
        4:30 - 4:45 pm Fun Warm-up
        4:45 - 5:45 pm Lap Running
        5:45 - 6:30 pm Awards, snacks, celebrating

AFTER THE RUN
*Collect the funds and turn in with your pledge form to the school anytime until Friday, April 19th. 
If you can’t be present to run, you can still collect flat donations to support AIS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are interested in volunteering, please access the sign up here.