2021 Walk-a-Thon at Menlo Park Academy

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2021 Walk-a-Thon Information

The Walk-a-Thon at Menlo Park Academy is an annual tradition, and one of the school’s largest fundraisers each year. To be inclusive of both in-person and virtual students, our beloved Walk-a-Thon event will be an all-virtual event this year.

Even with this change in venue and format, the event is just as exciting for the school. The Walk-a-Thon helps to cover the gap between the state funding the school receives and the actual amount the school spends to educate each child. Your support, enthusiasm, and time is important to this event’s success.


The Walk-a-Thon is in its 12th year at Menlo Park Academy. In celebration of this anniversary, the MPA community (students, families, and supporters alike) is encouraged to invite 12 family members or friends to donate $12 each to the 2021 Walk-a-Thon. Students who raise $144 will have a dress-down week during the last week of school.

Other prizes include: A group hike with MPA staff Seamus O’Hara or Shanon Kneidel (for raising $300); A Menlo Park Academy hoodie from our SpiritWear Store (for raising $500).

The Grown-Up Challenge

In this unique virtual event, we are excited to offer a Grown-Up Challenge category. Adults can compete based on their total funds raised, or their total miles walked/run. In addition, adult participants will be entered into a raffle for the grand prize just for trying! Category and raffle winners will receive a “First-in-Line” Fast Pass.

If you accept the challenge, use the link to collect donations from your supporters, and screenshot your walks or runs using any mapping device (such as MapMyRun, Google Maps, or Apple Health app/Workouts). Keep your progress updated here, and winners will be asked to verify their final progress via screenshots. 

Dates and Locations

The 2021 Walk-a-Thon will take place from May 17 through May 23. Participants are welcome to complete their walking pledge (either a specified distance or amount of time) at any time during the week, and their supporters can contribute directly online by 11 p.m. May 23.

How can MPA families and the community participate?

Students, families, and friends of MPA can take part in the 2021 Walk-a-Thon:

  • Sponsor an MPA student;
  • Take the Grown-Up Challenge;
  • Share the donation link on your social media outlets, and encourage friends to sponsor your student;
  • Have a Family Walk in your neighborhood to raise money for the Walk-a-Thon.

Thank you for your support of Menlo Park Academy’s mission. We appreciate your time, talent, and tread in helping this year’s 2021 Walk-a-Thon.

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