Zionsville elementary schools to conduct ninth annual Jog-A-Thon.

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By Sophie Nulph

Zionsville Community Schools elementaries will conduct the ninth annual Jog-A-Thon Sept. 25.

Each elementary school will have its own Jog-A-Thon on the school’s track during the Sept. 25 school day. Students will participate during different time slots according to grade level. Parents are encouraged to come out and cheer on their kids.

The Jog-A-Thon is an annual fundraiser the elementary schools. Funds go toward technology, playground and gym equipment, field trip transportation, grade-level projects, teachers grants and more.

Heather Vergara is one of the event’s planning coordinators. She has been coordinating for Stonegate Elementary the past four years.

“It’s a community-wide event,” Vergara said. “The leaders of each of the schools coordinate the event together.”

The Jog-A-Thon raised $150,000 between all five elementary schools last year. This year’s goal is for each child to raise $50.

The children raise money by finding adults to pledge an amount per lap.

Parents and friends can volunteer for the event.

“I just love being able to be out with my kids and cheer them on,” Vergara said. “It’s such a fun community event where everybody is outside and being active and doing good for the school.”

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