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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!


FAQs for students & parents/guardians

What can parents & guardians do to help students?

  • Make sure your student is safe when walking or running.
  • Encourage, motivate, and express your pride in your student!

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 that the Kromrey Community can "do together while we are apart from one another."

Can you please tell me about virtual running safety tips?

Outdoor Running Safety

  • Do not run alone.
  • Run outside during the daylight.
  • Stay on the sidewalk.
  • Always yield to vehicles.
  • We ask all runners to please be aware of your surroundings and use crosswalks when crossing
  • roads and look both ways.
  • Carry a cellphone
  • Carry a whistle to blow to attract attention if you’re hurt or in a situation where you do not feel
  • safe.
  • Dress for the weather.
  • Do not call or text while running. Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Obey all traffic laws.
  • Plan for your run. Water fountains or sources may not be available along your route so please
  • come prepared.
  • 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.
  • Follow recommendations as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to
  • help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Kromrey Middle School PTO is not responsible for your safety while running, walking or moving for this virtual event.

What are the rules?

The most important rules are to be safe & have fun. Students & family members are encouraged to submit their final tallies by December 1. We are using the honor system. Please remember to be truthful about your total tallies so you can be proud of your accomplishment!

How do I keep track of the minutes that are walked or run?

You can use any piece of paper or a calendar to log the number of minutes that you walk or run each day. You can also print this log.

How do I report my final total number of minutes on December 1?

Please fill out this short Google form. The total number of minutes run by Kromrey students & staff will be proudly displayed on the digital sign at Kromrey Middle School.

Are there teams?

There are not formal teams. However, if you want to find a group of friends with whome you can walk or run, you could work toward a team goal!

I would like to make a donation. Can I donate even though it's not a fundraiser?

The PTO always welcomes donations! Funds raised are used to support enrichment and recognition events for Kromrey students and staff. Please donate through the donate button at the top of the page. You can use a credit card, debit card or Paypal account.

What if I don't meet the goals per day or the total goal?

That is completely OK! This is an optional & non-competitive event! So whatever you CAN do, IS GREAT!