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Run or Walk / Any Distance / Have fun / Be safe


November 1- 30, 2020

*This is not a fundraiser.

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a Trot-a-thon?

The Trot-a-thon aims to promote wellness & community! 

It is also a great reason to get moving, get outside, and do something with friends & family leading up to Thanksgiving Day!

Students will feel proud of their accomplishments!

else do I need to know? 

Please read & follow the safety rules for this event. 

Check out the FAQs at the bottom of this page.


All Kromrey students, families, and staff are invited to participate! 

Encourage your family members & friends to run or walk with you! 

Can I share photos on social media? 

With the permission of a parent or guardian, students and/or their family members are encouraged to share photos of their trot-a-thon-ing with the hashtag


HOW do I participate?

Please download this form to hang on a wall at your home with your Trot-a-thon goal. You can also simply use a blank piece of paper! Start walking or running!


On December 1, please visit this link to record the number of minutes you walked or ran!

Kromrey is not the only school with the Trot-a-thon!

The Glacier Creek Middle School community will also participate in its own Trot-a-thon. 

It's just one way that we can "do something together while we are apart from one another." 

should I walk or run? 

Walks and runs can occur anywhere you choose such as laps around your backyard, up and down the sidewalks, or even in your home!

Let's have fun "together" 

Moving is healthy for our bodies & our minds!

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What is a Trot-a-thon?

The Trot-a-thon is a virtual event that will motivate & inspire students to walk & run. It is optional & non-competitive. In addition to this being a fun activity, walking & running is healthy for our bodies & our minds! 


Students are encouraged to set a time goal, log their minutes, and submit the total on December 1 via the Google Form. The minutes will be tallied & the Kromrey total will be displayed on the school's marquis. 

Before participating, please read about Running Safety. Please follow COVID-19 guidelines as detailed by Public Health Madison Dane CountyCenters for Disease Control and Prevention & MCPASD. 

Have fun & be safe!

Trot-a-thon FAQs

FAQs for students & parents/guardians

  • What is the Kromrey Cougar Dash?
    The Kromrey Cougar Dash is the 1st annual school-wide run/walk event for all students Friday May 15th, 2020 during the school day A unique approach to fundraising that directs all profits back to the school Students will complete a 20 minute run/walk/move around Kromrey Middle School
  • What are the goals?
    To have fun, be inclusive and build school spirit To include the entire Kromrey community in a fun and healthy activity to wrap up the school year. To raise funds for an all-season outdoor classroom and wellness activities at Kromrey Middle School
  • What will students do?
    Use a pledge form to collect sponsors for the Cougar Dash Run/walk/move on a marked path around the Kromrey campus for 20 minutes. Each grade will spend about 1 hour at the Dash, for warm up, run and cool down, during school hours. This is not a race, but students who are interested can count their laps. Have fun together!
  • When will each grade be at the Cougar Dash?
    5th grade: 10am-11:10am 6th grade: 8:40am-9:50am 7th grade: 1pm-2:10pm 8th grade: 2:20pm-3:30pm
  • What can parents & guardians do to help students?
    Volunteer the day of the Event - Sign up here Dress your student appropriately for exercise and the weather. Help and encourage your student to collect pledges.
  • How does this benefit students?
    An appreciation of teamwork and the strong school community at Kromrey An understanding of the fun and importance of exercise A fun outdoor activity to wrap up the school year
  • What about pledges?
    Sponsors, families and friends can pledge a set amount per student Pledges can be made online anytime at or by check to Kromrey PTO, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. For donations less than $250, a cleared check serves as a receipt. If your family prefers not to solicit pledges, please consider making a donation at
  • What happens after the Kromrey Cougar Dash?
    Students should contact their sponsors and request pledge completion online or by check payable to Kromrey PTO. Each student receives a Collection Envelope with their name on it and returns checks during ELT
  • Virtual running safety tiips
    Virtual Running Safety Tips We ask all runners to please be aware of your surroundings and use crosswalks when crossing roads and look both ways. Obey normal traffic laws. Plan for your run. Water fountains or sources may not be available along your route so please come prepared. If you are planning to run the marathon, please bring your choice of salty snack. Bring ID in case of an emergency. Notify someone when you start your run and then when you are done. Let them know where you are running. If listening to music only use one earbud and leave your other ear open to listen for potential hazards. Check the weather for the time you plan on running. Wear bright or reflective clothing. Call 911 with any emergency right away. Lastly and most importantly, use common sense and listen to your body — don’t overdo it. The St. Luke’s Via Marathon is not responsible for your safety while running virtually. We suggest that all runners follow recommendations as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help slow the spread of COVID-19. How to get involved
  • What is a virtual Trot-a-thon?
    Optional event The Cougar Dash is a wellness & community building event! Students will feel proud of their accomplishment after running, walking & moving. Students will feel the encouragement and support of the Kromrey Community as they are cheered and encouraged by their fellow students, Kromrey staff, and parent volunteers!
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