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Paden Pelicans we challenge you to:

  • Run or walk more laps than last year!

  • Ask family, friends & neighbors to donate: one way that you have done before & one new way!

  • Most importantly - enjoy the day & have fun!

Walkathon contacts

Walkathon Chair -
Desiree Del Pin


Walkathon Co-Chair -


If you are interested in learning how to run a Walkathon, please consider being our Co-Chair.  




We're always looking for ways to improve our event. Do you have any feedback about this year's event? Suggestions for next year? Questions? Have you participated at a Walkathon somewhere else?


Contact Desiree Del Pin at desireeapadenpta@gmail.com - we would love to hear from you.  


The Walkathon is Paden’s only community fundraising event, and it makes a tremendous amount of things possible for our Pelicans! Not only does it support educational programs that benefit every child at our school, but it promotes a healthy lifestyle as well. It’s also super fun!


Envelopes should have come back with your kids already so they can start circling back around to friends and family members to ask them to fulfill per lap donations. If you forgot to send in an envelope, now is the time to do it! 


We'll announce the top two earning classes on Friday, November 2! But you can still bring in outstanding pledges to Ms. Sue in the front office. We won't turn away any donations!


Please check paden.walkstarter.org to see how much we've raised (the figure will be updated daily!).


  1. ENVELOPES – Family and friends can pledge a per‐lap or flat donation amount. Envelopes should have been returned to you (or will be coming home with your child soon) - please collect any per lap donations (or direct your family and friends to fulfill their pledge via PayPal) and return to school ASAP (target due date, 10/24). 
  2. PAYPAL – Send family and friends our link to PayPal (on this page! to the right) If you would like your contribution to be credited to a particular student, please be sure to ENTER THAT STUDENT'S NAME AND CLASSROOM # on the page just after entering your donation amount. Per lap pledge donations can be sent via PayPal as well!
  3. WALKSTARTER – If you set up a page for your child on Walkstarter, and your family and friends pledged a per lap donation, then we've already processed their donation! Visit paden.walkstarter.org to see an updated total amount we've collected as a school!

Classroom Leader Board



Every cent raised is spent right here at Paden Elementary School. Our goal of $25,000 is ambitious, but it provides the PTA with over half of our projected income for the year. The PTA supports programs such as field trips, assemblies, teacher mini grants, art docent materials and more! Please help us reach our fundraising goals by encouraging your child, your immediate family, and your extended family to take part in this fun community event!

Thank you Walkathon Volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out or cheer on our kids! We couldn't have done it without you!



Each grade level is asked to wear a shirt of a particular color:


TK AND KG  - Yellow

1st GRADE   - Green 

2nd GRADE  -  Red

3rd GRADE  - Orange

4th GRADE  -  White

5th GRADE  -  Blue

Donate using PayPal

To donate to the Walkathon, please click the DONATE button below. You will be taken to PayPal's secure processing. You don't need to have a PayPal account to make a donation. You can simply enter credit card information. You can print a receipt for your tax-deductible donation right from PayPal. Paden PTA is a 501(c)(3) and our Tax ID is 943163130.


If you would like your contribution to be credited to a particular student, please be sure to ENTER THAT STUDENT'S NAME AND CLASSROOM # on the page just after entering your donation amount.


If we reach our goal of $25,000 raised, for the School wide Prize the Principal will move his desk outside to the lower yard and work all day dressed as a Pelican!


Every child that participated in this year's Walk-A-Thon will be bringing home a Paden water bottle!


The two top earning classes win a pizza or ice cream party!