The PTA 5K Fun Run has brought together hundreds of parents, teachers, and students from scores of Brooklyn schools and beyond to run/walk/stroll/toddle 5-kilometers through Prospect Park for over a decade. It has become a rite of spring for so many local schools – not only for the funds it raises for our PTAs, but for the community it builds.
Please join the PTAs of Brooklyn’s public schools and our event sponsors — City Council Members Brad Lander, Laurie Cumbo, Stephen Levin, and Carlos Menchaca; Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams; and school partner PS 107 – for this year’s race.
Number pickup and pre race activities will begin at 9:00 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot. Stay-tuned for information on where numbers can be picked-up in advance.
COMMIT TO BEING A RACE CAPTAIN!
Recruit at least 20 participants from your school community (and supporters) to register and fund-raise for the race. The more people you register, and the more you fund-raise through donations/family sponsorship, the greater the proceeds for all schools!
For schools that recruit 20 or more participants, funds will be allocated in the following way: 50% of total profits from the race will be divided among each participating school, 25% will be divided in proportion to the number of participants in the run from each school, and the remaining 25% will be divided among the top 1/3 Title 1 schools.
REGISTER AS PART OF YOUR SCHOOL TEAM OR AS AN UNAFFILIATED RUNNER
School participants pay a registration fee ($25/individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 6 total) with each participant counting towards your school team.
If your school has 85%+ student that qualify for FRPL, please contact us at the address listed at the bottom for additional registration options.
Participants that are not registering to support a specific school, will help boost the funding for all schools involved: $30 per adult/$15 per minor.
The PTA 5K Fun Run allocates a greater share of the money raised to participating schools with a high percentage of Free and Reduced Price Lunch students, but there’s more to be done for those schools most in need. Here are some ways you can be involved:
Contact us to discuss these, or your own creative ideas to bring additional support to schools with great need.