The St. Charles Annual School Marathon will be held on October 1 and is a chance for fun and fellowship to support Catholic Education. Click below for details about the Marathon:

The marathon is our school’s community-building event and helps raise awareness of non-public education. It’s also the most important school fundraising event of the year. Donations raised through the marathon go directly to our school to support many programs and are a part of our operating budget. This year our overall school fundraising goal is $41,000. Last year, our students surpassed this goal with $45,228 – we are hoping to do the same this year!

Everyone is welcome!

All students in Preschool through 8th grade and their families are invited to participate in the Marathon. Each student in kindergarten through eighth grade is asked to meet a minimum fundraising goal of $175 to help us meet our school goal. Students may find people to sponsor them for participating in the Marathon or families may choose to make the fair share payment of $175 per student.

Marathon prizes

In addition to supporting our school through fundraising, students have an opportunity to earn prizes based on the level of funds raised. New this year: the Top Seller wins a Grand Prize of a mini iPad! Additional prizes can be earned for the following:

  • All students who turn in ANY amount of money will receive an Out-of-Uniform Pass.
  • The entire school will be awarded a Spirit Wear day after $15,000 is raised. When $30,000 is raised the school will be awarded an Out-of-Uniform day. When the $41,000 goal is met the school will be awarded with a “special guest” for an afternoon of fun.
  • Grade levels will have a goal based on the number of students per grade. If a grade reaches their goal, they can choose 45 minutes of open gym or extra recess.
  • Once students meet their goal of $175, they will start being entered in the DAILY drawings for a variety of PRIZES. For every $50 a student raises over their individual goal, their name will be added to the daily drawings another time. The drawings will be held DAILY during the collection time period (September 20 to October 18).
  • The Top Sellers who raise the most amount of funds will win additional prizes aside from the drawings. A sampling of these prizes are: a bowling party for 40 people, Dance studio package, Big Thrill Factory tickets, Vertical Endeavors tickets, and much much more!
  • The top student fundraisers in three grade-level brackets (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) will receive lunch with Father Przybilla and Mr. Kieffer!

Matching funds

Matching Funds Programs are offered for educational institutions by many companies. They can be a huge help in reaching our goal. Please check with your employer about any matching fund programs that may be offered. Learn more about companies that have Matching Gift Programs in Minnesota.