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1st Annual Prairie Dog Dash

Dear Prairie Trail Families,

This fall we are kicking off the 2015-2016 school year by bringing Prairie Trail Elementary families together to cheer on students in the 1st Annual Prairie Dog Dash! This run/walk falls in line with Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative while providing a fundraising opportunity for our school and an inclusive and fun experience for our students, parents and staff!

You spoke, and we listened! This year’s fundraiser will kick off on Thursday, September 10th, and it will not include sales! Instead, we are asking students to seek sponsorship dollars from family and friends for their participation in either a 1 mile run/walk (K-2nd) or a 5K run/walk (3rd-5th). The great news is 100% of the money donated will go directly back into our classrooms, playground, library, and more! No more revenue sharing with an outside company! No more door to door sales!
The Prairie Dog Dash will take place on Wednesday, October 7, during the school day, which will allow for 100% student participation. Students will experience all of the excitement of a road race on a safely marked course around Prairie Trail Elementary. All students will receive a free t-shirt, race bib and bag, and lots of additional goodies. Mark your calendar to come cheer! Dust off your pom poms, grab that oversized finger you’ve been hiding in the closest, and come out to support the student as they make their way around the race course.
Want to be more involved? We need lots of volunteers to assist with race week activities. Watch your email for the sign up, or contact

Are you a local business owner interested in advertising or sponsoring?
We have TONS of great opportunities for you to get your name out there the day of the race or have swag items or information in the race bags. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to reach every family at Prairie Trail Elementary! Contact and see the link below for additional information.

We are extremely excited about this new fundraising model and all the potential and opportunity it brings to Prairie Trail Elementary. We look forward to seeing you on race day!

Prairie Trail PTO Fun Run Committee


Prairie Dog Dash Details pdf

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