100% of the money goes toward art, fitness and other programs, and if we earn enough we will get more field trips to enhance our learning. 


This fundraiser is also part of the 5K Run/Walk event that our school is participating in.  Your donation is tax-deductible and would really help us out.  Can you support our school by donating to this fundraiser? 




  1. Why is the Truman Elementary PTA hosting a 5K Run/Walk FUNdraising Event?

Answer: Each year the PTA holds one large fund raising effort.  Our 5K event has been so successful and fun, that we’ve decided to make this an annual event.  Our vision for this event is, most importantly FUN, with perks like physical fitness, social camaraderie and, of course, to earn money for our fabulous school. 


  1. What will the funds raised for this event support?

Answer: 100% of the monies raised will go to support the programs run by the PTA such as Vision Screening, Academic Competitions, Reflections, Field Day, and Teacher Appreciation.  If more money is raised than is necessary to fund these programs, the excess money will be used to fund learning supportive Field Trips.


  1. What if I don’t want to participate in the 5K but want to donate to the fundraiser?

Answer:  Just fill out your name and amount you want to donate on the front of the fundraising packet and add your donation.  Make checks out to Truman PTA.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.


  1. Do the students get anything for getting donations or race registrations?

Answer: Yes.  Any student with a collection of over $350 will have a choice of a $50 prize, like an ipod, ripstick, digital camera, doll house or lego set.   To get to the $350 level you would only need to get 10 family registrations, or a combination of registrations and donations.  But our goal is to have each student bring in at least one $10 donation.  Donation packets need to be returned to school by April 22nd.


Also students can fill out one Dandy Donator coupon for every $10 in donations they collect.  For each family race registration, students can fill out two Super Signer coupons.  For each individual race registration, students can fill out one Super Signer coupon.  Coupons can be turned in at lunch time to get a penny grab.  Pennies collected in the penny grab will be added to the student’s classroom fundraiser totals in a “penny war” competition between classes.  Other coins or dollars collected in the penny grab can be used by the student against another class’s fundraiser totals.  Students can bring change from home to contribute to their classroom totals.  All coins and cash collected will become part of the fundraiser.


  1. What if I have a business that would like to donate to the fundraiser?

Answer:  We would LOVE corporate sponsors.  Please go to the website at www.trumanpta.com and click on the “corporate sponsor” form for more details and incentives.   




1.      What is the date and time of the event?

Answer: Saturday, April 30th.  Check-in time will be at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.  The event should be completely over no later than 10:00 a.m.  You will pick up your race day bag and t-shirts at check-in.


2.      Who can participate in the event?

Answer:  Everyone is welcome to participate.  All participants kindergarten age and above must be registered for the event.  Our event is advertised on the Salt Lake Running Company and Wasatch Running Company websites along with the West Valley and Taylorsville city calendars.


3.   What is the cost of participating in the event?

Answer: $15 per individual or $40 for families.  The individual rate includes one t-shirt and the family rate includes up to two t-shirts.  Any additional t-shirts are $5.00 a piece.


  1. How do I register for the event?

Answer: You can register on-line at www.trumanpta.com (preferred method) or use the blue registration form found in the fundraising packet.  Additional registration forms can be found in Truman Elementary office, or printed from Truman’s website.


5.   Where is the event going to be held?

Answer: The event will start and end at Truman Elementary.  The course for the race will be well marked and will start at the school, go across the skywalk, around the Valley Regional Park, and end at the school.


6.   Can I bring small children and strollers?

Answer: Yes.  Pre-Kindergarten children are welcome.  Strollers are allowed; however, strollers must start at the rear for safety reasons.


7.   Do I have to run?

Answer: No, you may run, jog or walk.  Also for safety reasons, please no bikes.


  1. How should I dress for the event?

Answer: Dress for the weather, comfortable exercise type clothing & shoes, and layers.


  1. Will we be timed?

Answer: Yes and each participant will have a numbered bib.  Bibs will be given out at check-in.


  1. Can we bring our dog?

Answer: No.  For safety reasons we ask that you DO NOT bring pets.


  1. Will there be first aid available?

Answer: Yes.


  1. What if it is cold or raining?

Answer: Bundle up!  The event will go on, rain or shine.


  1. Will there be restrooms available?

Answer: Yes, both at the school and at the Valley Regional Park.


  1. Will there be any events after the race?
Answer: There will be a short awards ceremony for the fastest runners.  There will also be a raffle for prizes, post race drinks and snacks, and vendors.