Why Fun Run? Your Questions Answered

boosterthon-star500To make our fundraising easier, more profitable, and more fun, we’ve asked our local Boosterthon team to power our entire Douglas Elementary Fun Run program.

Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your child will run on the day of the Fun Run on Thursday, February 8th.


  • On-campus team with months of assistance and expertise
  • Fun Run setup and event hosting
  • Pre-program event kit
  • World-class character program
  • 7,000+ letters and stickers (avg.)
  • 20+ promotional posters
  • 12 program & character videos
  • Year-round character program including 36 videos and activities
  • Teacher t-shirts & kits
  • Pledge Crown for every student
  • Pledging website at funrun.com
  • Online Support Team


Regardless of financial participation, every student is invited to participate in the entire Fun Run program. Students will also receive a FREE gift just by being registered on funrun.com.


To get the most out of our Fun Run, we’re using Boosterthon’s smart pledging technology—funrun.com—which helps us raise and collect far more. Plus, their amazing team coordinates all the details and logistics, allowing us to better focus on education.


Most schools keep between 40-50% with other fundraisers. But Douglas Elementary will receive 53%, have more fun, and raise much more. Plus, Boosterthon covers all the costs of the program. Over our three-year partnership with Boosterthon, Douglas Elementary has profited over $50,000. This year, our goal is to profit $15,000 for new Chromebooks and PTA Budget and we need your help to do it!


Every student will experience Boosterthon’s newest character theme, CASTLE QUEST—a castle theme all about being brave and living with character, which was developed in collaboration with CHARACTER COUNTS!©, the nation’s most reputable character education organization. Learn more at Boosterthon.com.

Thank you so much for supporting our school! For more information, please contact your Fun Run Leader, Natasha: NatashaC@boosterthon.com.

Mark Your Calendar: Spirit Nights!

skate party
Our October Spirit Night at United Skates of America was a huge hit!

The Douglas PTA partners with area businesses to host Spirit Night fundraisers for school projects. These community-building events check so many important boxes — Having fun. Raising money for our school. Supporting local businesses.

The PTA has a fun mix of events planned this year! The list, to date, is below. If you have questions, please contact Spirit Night Chair Tene Williams-Marcus: tashakiw@yahoo.com

  • November 15
    Tijuana Flats restaurant, Quail Corners, 5-9 p.m.
  • December 17
    Six Forks Cinema, all showings of Ferdinand
  • January 7
    Triangle Rock Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., teachers climb for free
  • February
    Tuesday, Jan 30 – Wednesday, Feb 7: Boosterthon
    Thursday, 8th: Fun Run
  • March 2
    Launching Pad, Hilburn Dr, 3-7 p.m.
  • April
    Chipotle: Details TBA
  • May
    Carolina Railhawks: Details TBA
  • June
    sweetFrog: Details TBA