San Mateo Park School Walk-A-Jog! (Saturday – May 17th, 2008)

Walk-A-Jog - San Mateo Park Elementary School

Another great local event is taking place soon! Having been born and raised in San Mateo Park has had its benefits. One of those benefits was being able to attend San Mateo Park Elementary School. The “Walk-a-Jog,” the school’s most notable annual fundraiser, is an event where students gather sponsors to donate per-lap. Then, Run, Walk or Jog to accumulate laps. The course consists of the four connected streets (Clark, Crescent, West Bellevue, & Hurlingham) surrounding the school which are closed to handle the stampede of running students. Participants are later awarded and ranked based on laps completed. After the race, the PTA puts on a carnival-style event with food, entertainment, a raffle and/or silent auction. Over the years, I have attended many of Park School’s Walk-A-Jog events. From all of which, I can recall great memories that will last a lifetime!

Brendan Aiello

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