2013 Lawton Elementary School Run-a-thon

9/13/2013, 5:00PM
Lawton Elementary School Playground 2250 South Seventh Ave, Ann Arbor MI, Ann Arbor MI 48103



Days Left: 0
Goal: $10,000

Why We Are Fundraising

"To raise money for the John R. Crosby Foundation and Lawton PTO"


Event Details


Lawton Elementary School Playground 2250 South Seventh Ave, Ann Arbor MI, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Date & Time

Friday, September 13 2013

5:00 PM


Don't forget to Purchase the official t-shirt for members of your family (you must order by September 3rd!)  

We look forward to having your child(ren) participate in the 12th Annual Lawton Run-a-thon! The Run-a-thon is a school-wide community event, which raises money for The John R. Crosby Foundation and the Lawton PTO. John Crosby was a Lawton Student who passed away in October 2001 after a six month battle with cancer. The John R. Crosby Foundation will be donating the proceedues this year to two organizations that support families who affected by cancer, Ele's Place and the Ann Arbor Cancer Support Community.  The profits that the Lawton PTO receives will be used for field trips, assemblies, and other "extras" Lawton students enjoy. 

WHEN AND WHERE IS IT? The 2013 Lawton Run-a-thon will be held on Friday September 13th, from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Lawton Playground behind the school. Participants may arrive and begin at any time. Please check your child(ren) and yourselves in at the Registration Table in the school auditorium. You may park in the school parking lot, or on the surrounding streets, but please walk around the outside of the building and enter the auditorium from the blacktop area.  Please note: The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the Run-a-thon will be moved indoors.

WHAT IS IT? There will be a course marked out on the grass field behind the school.  Participants may run or walk, the kids will be getting credit for running and/or walking based on minutes around an obstacle course.  Our goal as a school will be to collectively run and/or walk for 14,400 minutes, or 10 days!  

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? All Lawton students are encouraged to participate; and teachers, parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors are invited as well!  Parents, please note: children must be supervised at all times; please do not leave them unattended - feel free to join in! Pets, however, are not allowed. The Run-a-thon Committee reserves the right to remove anyone from the course who is causing problems.

BARBEQUE: COME HUNGRY! You can enjoy grilled hotdogs, veggie dogs, chips, juice, water, soda, cookies and other yummy treats to help us with our fundraising efforts.  We will have a DJ who will be accepting “dedications” to your children for a $2.00 donation so be sure to get your requests ready.  We hope to make the runathon an enjoyable evening for the entire family to socialize with other Lawton families while the kids have fun on and off the course.

PLEDGES To officially enter the Run-a-thon, each participant must pay the $5 registration fee (please note that each registration will include a processing fee with a 3.5% surcharge).  In addition, we encourage your child to earn donations to support the two causes.  The more donations you have, the more money we raise! To easily raise donations online, please click on your child's grade level team (below or to the right) and email the team page donation link out to family and friends asking for a donation (you can also post the link with Facebook or Twitter).  The grade level with the most dollars earned from pledges will win a special treat! 

If you would rather collect money in-person and hand it in, you can do this on the pledge form and hand in on the day of the Run-a-thon (please have all pledges pre-paid when you hand in the form).

T-SHIRTS:  We are selling official 2013 Lawton Run-a-thon T-shirts (this year they are yellow and blue).  To pre-order T-shirts for both adults and children please click on the link below ($12 or $13 per shirt).  Pre-ordered T-Shirts will be given to the children at school before the Run-a-thon so they can wear their T-shirts at the event.  Extra T-shirts will be avaliable at the Run-a-thon until we run out, we strongly recommend pre-ordering shirts to make sure you get one!

Click here to purchase the official t-shirt for members of your family (you must order by September 3rd!)  

TO VOLUNTEER: Please sign up to volunteer!  The runathon is a big event and it takes many volunteers to make it happen.  It is fast and easy to volunteer online 

No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity available in any school on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language differences, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.

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ABOUT THE RUNATHON: This event is held every year in memory of John Crosby, a Lawton student who passed away in October, 2001, after a six-month battle with cancer.  The runathon has raised more than $60,000 over the last 11 years. Funds raised are evenly divided between the John R. Crosby Foundation and the Lawton PTO.  In the paste the John R. Crosby Foundation has used its share to support patients and patient services at Mott Children’s Hospital as well as the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Care Center.  This year, the Crosby Foundation will donate its portion of proceeds to Ele's Place and The Ann Arbor Cancer Support Community.  Additional information about the foundation can be found at  The Lawton PTO uses its portion to pay for field trips, assemblies, and other educational enrichment programs that directly benefit Lawton Elementary School students.