This year’s 2018 Planet Miraloma Fun Run was a huge success! More than 350 runners and walkers hit the Balboa HS Track. The weather was perfect! Kids ran, music played and families noshed on the delicious coffee, bake sale treats, pizza and hot dog yummies. A good time was truly had by all. Check back in September 2019 for information about next year’s event!
Sunday, October 21, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
(Rain or Shine!)
Balboa High School track
1000 Cayuga Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112 [map]
Parking: Available on the street and at Denman Middle School, 241 Oneida Ave. (donations welcome)
What is the Fun Run?
The Fun Run is a fundraising event where students participate in a Run-a-thon to earn money for the school. This super fun event marries Miraloma's fabulous community spirit, tests of physical endurance, and generous donations from family, friends and neighbors to help our school provide resources such as class size reduction, dance, arts, outdoor science, field trips, healthy snack program, free school supplies, teacher development, technology and facility improvements, and many other items that continuously improve the learning experience for all our children.
Get Ready for the Fun Run!
10:00 am: Arrive at Balboa H.S. to set up your blanket, grab some coffee/pastries/pancakes, and get ready to run.
10:15 am: Stretching begins.
10:30 am: On your marks, get set, go --- The Fun Run begins! For safety reasons, students are lined up by grade starting with 5th graders. Parents and siblings, including babies in strollers, are welcome to run/walk on the track.
11:30 am: Check-out begins with laps recorded and medals distributed. Time for the picnicing!
If you don’t feel like making lunch—no problem! The bake sale will be selling hot dogs, pizza and other fun treats.
Registration & T-Shirts
The T-shirt deadline has passed. T-shirts have been distributed to students. You may still register for the Fun Run event at http://miraloma.dojiggy.com/.
Fundraising & Setting Up Your Student's Pledge Page
Students' families, friends and relatives can donate on behalf of your student(s) via lump sum or by sponsoring students by lap. Kids push themselves hard to run/walk as many laps as possible and it's wonderful to see the pride they take in their achievements.
Set a goal that is comfortable for your family (as a reference, the PTA needs to raise $1250 per student this year)
Share the link to your student's pledge page with friends, co-workers, and family for secure online donations.
Donations by check can be made out to your family, so your family can make the donation online on behalf of the sponsor. Alternatively, checks can be made out to "Miraloma PTA" and deposited in the PTA box in the school office (these will not be recorded on the pledge page)
If you own or work for a company that wants to sponsor our Fun Run, we have a variety of sponsorship packages available to promote your business while supporting our school.
Sign Up to Volunteer! Make sure the Fun Run engine runs smoothly by signing up for a volunteer shift now. We will need plenty of parent volunteers to check runners in, hand out medals, run the bake sale, and more.
What to bring
Picnic for your family (savory goods are also available at the bake sale)
Reusable water bottles (water is provided)
Picnic blanket, chairs, sunscreen, hats, etc.
Cash for bake sale & coffee
Any medications you and your child may need
Your Fun Run t-shirt!
Sorry - NO PETS
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be food?
Yes -- lots. There will be donation-based pancakes, pastries and coffee for sale in the AM, and there's food for purchase and donation (hot dogs, pizza, fruits & veggies, bottled water and bake sale items) after the race. Or, feel free to bring a picnic from home -- whatever works best for you! Kids can stay hydrated via water stations on the track and at the park's water fountains.
Does my kid have to run?
Only if they want! Walking is ok too - and family can run with the kids. Everytime the kids go around, they get a mark on their arms. It's pretty incredible to see the pride they take in collecting marks.
What's the setup for spectators?
There's lots of grass and room to spread out inside the Balboa High School track, as well as onsite bathrooms. There is not, however, much shade. So bring your blankets, chairs, sun tents, sunscreen, hats and strollers. But, no pets.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, there are no pets allowed at the Fun Run.