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The McAlpine Mile Fun Run is Friday, March 18!

The Booster Team has arrived, and they are getting our McAlpine Eagles pumped up and ready for the McAlpine Mile Fun Run next Friday, March 18!

What is the McAlpine Mile?

At the McAlpine Mile, students will run, walk, skip, hop, and dance with their class for 30-35 laps around special tracks set up on the fields at McAlpine. There’ll be music, fun, excitement, and more!

Leading up to the big event next Friday, our students are experiencing daily character-building lessons and exciting challenges with the Booster Team. 

This FUNdraiser is a healthy and easy way to raise money for McAlpine.

Students are asked to gather pledges or flat donations through the website, to raise money for technology, supplies, and school improvements.

What is our goal?

  1. To have FUN!

  2. To be healthy and active good citizens

  3. To raise $20,000 for McAlpine! 

Here are McAlpine’s stats as of 9 a.m. Friday morning:

How do we get started?

  1. Register your child at – it’s free and easy, and your child will earn a prize just for registering!

  2. Share your child’s fundraising page through the easy “share” tools on

  3. Encourage friends and family to support your child’s efforts and to help our school by donating through your child’s fundraising page.

We encourage you to reach beyond your own household to help gather as many donations as possible on behalf of your child. lets you easily share your child's fundraising page through email and social media. And the donation platform makes it super simple for friends and family all over the WORLD to donate. Let’s see how many states and countries we can receive donations from!

Who can participate?

  1. EVERY McAlpine student gets to participate in running the McAlpine Mile, regardless of registering or raising money.

  2. EVERY McAlpine student will receive a cool new McAlpine Mile t-shirt, regardless of their participation. Thank you to McAlpine’s Platinum & Gold sponsors for making these custom shirts possible!

  3. EVERY McAlpine Eagle can be a part of this school-wide event!

Are there incentives?


If we reach our school-wide goal of $20,000 by the time of the run next Friday, the students will all enjoy a HUGE party on the fields with dancing and popsicles!

As your child gathers donations, they will receive fun prizes – these are outlined on your child’s page.

Plus, the Booster Team and teachers will share nightly incentives with the students throughout the week. For example, all students that registered yesterday were allowed to wear PJs to school today! Each class will have their own goals and incentives throughout the week. Here’s the special weekend incentive for all students:

But of course, the #1 incentive is knowing that the money we raise is a big part of giving our students the best experience possible at McAlpine: field trips, technology upgrades, new books, classroom supplies, and more!

Can I watch?

Absolutely! We invite you to come cheer your child on as they complete their laps next Friday! The schedule of run times is as follows:

The event will take place on the fields behind McAlpine, and the bus lot will be available for parking.

All visitors will need to check-in to attend, so please arrive a few minutes early. The fastest and most secure way to do this is to be a registered CMS Volunteer (register at

Registered CMS Volunteers will be able to sign-in outside on the bus lot (you must bring your ID!). If you are not registered, you will need to go into the front office and sign in through the Lobby Guard computer system (you will need your ID and some extra time to do this).

How can I help?

Besides registering your student and sharing their fundraising page, you can help by volunteering at the event! We need adults to help mark laps as students complete each lap. Sign up here!

Sign Up to Volunteer

Check out this video!

Check out this YouTube video from 2018’s McAlpine Mile to see what this event is like – the adorable Kindergarteners & 1st Graders shown here are now our 4th & 5th Grade Eagles!

Watch the Video

Thank you for your support!

We are so excited to be able to finally host this amazing event again, and we hope you will join in by supporting your child and the whole McAlpine community by donating and sharing!


Join us on Facebook @McAlpine PTO. The McAlpine PTO Facebook page. This is a closed group so you must answer the security questions to be admitted. 

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