The Jog-a-thon fundraiser for St Anthony's Primary School and St Dominic's College has launched
On the feast of St Peter in Chains and the commemoration of the Holy Maccabees, the Society of St Pius X launched the second-annual Jog-a-thon, the major fundraiser for the only traditional Catholic schools in New Zealand.
The Jog-a-thon began in 2021, but is the successor of a long-standing Bike-a-thon, where students rode around the Whanganui Velodrome to raise funds for the schools. In late 2020, the Velodrome track became holey—the wooden upper sections were found to have rotted, making the track unsafe, and so the 2021 fundraiser became a Jog-a-thon.
In the past the Bike-a-thon has raised upwards of $90,000 for the school, despite a modest $60,000 goal. This year, the students are hoping to raise $75,000, through one-time pledges, and also through pledges per 200-metre lap run on 16 September at Cook Gardens in Whanganui, next to the Velodrome.
Would you consider helping the students meet their goal?