Join us for the Walk-a-thon on
Friday, September 13, 2019

This is an event for the whole family! All grade levels participate — from TK through 6th grade. The annual Walk-a-thon is a fun, all-day community event that promotes school spirit, physical fitness, and a sense of accomplishment for the students.

As we watch our kids tally up laps around the track at Strawberry, we are helping the Bennett Valley Alliance of Parents and Teachers (BVAPT) continue to support the students, teachers and staff of Bennett Valley Union School District. Also, enjoy various games, activities, local food, live DJ, and have a chance to bid on items in the silent auction!

Some of the programs BVAPT helps fund include field trips, assemblies, library, technology, teacher and principal stipends, science, and much more.

Keep reading to learn about all of the events on Walkathon day, as well as what you can do now to help make this a successful fundraiser!

If you have questions, e-mail Ellen Keegan.

Event Timeline

On the day of the event, students receive their Walk-a-thon t-shirts and lap cards from their teacher. TK, K, and 1st graders: Don’t forget to bring your lap card to the Walk-a-thon!

12:30 2nd and 3rd graders walk to Strawberry, earn lap credits.

1:00 2nd-6th graders begin walking.

2:35 Parents pick up 2nd & 3rd graders on the Strawberry field & return to Walk-a-thon.

2:50 Walk-a-thon opens for all students from TK-6th grade! Silent Auction, food stations, and carnival begins!

6:00 Silent Auction closes-check your items and place your WINNING BID!

6:30 Raffle for 5 and 10 mile qualifiers will be drawn! Gather your kids and head home!

Important Dates!

August 30

Look out for two important emails about online pledges and ways that you can help with the walk-a-thon.

August 30-September 13

Collect donations/pledges! Share the pledge request via email, Facebook, and Twitter and/ or collect paper pledges (pick up in the school office). Don’t forget to sign-up to volunteer and loan equipment!

September 13

It’s Walk-a-thon day!

September 15

Online bidding for teacher experience and items ends!

September 27

Pledge money is due! This is the last day to collect online pledges and to submit paper pledge forms and checks to teachers.

6th Graders: DON’T FORGET!

50% of the pledges you collect will go into your Walker Creek Camp fundraising account!


Passports are paper money cards that can be used to pay for food, drinks, games, face painting, crazy hair & other fun activities! It is the only currency used at the event.

Passport Pre-sale Wedneday, September 11:

  • Yulupa School 7:45-9am
  • Strawberry School from 2:30-3:30pm
  • Sunshine and Eagle's Nest from 5-6pm

Passports are a sticker that can attach to the lap card. All students receive lap cards, with their pre- sale passports attached, on the day of the event. Passports will also be available for purchase at the event.

Thank you to our food sponsors! With so many wonderful options we hope you bring your family and stay for dinner.

Games & Booths

  • Zap-A-Mole (2 tx)
  • Vertical Rush Slide (1 tx)
  • Crazy Hair (2 tx)
  • Face Painting (2 tx)


Don’t forget to check out at the Space Station with your lap card.

We need to record total number of laps walked for per-lap pledges. If the laps are not recorded, the average for the age group will be used. Lap cards will be returned to students to keep as souvenirs.

We would like to thank all of the following companies for Sponsoring this years
BVAPT Walk-A-Thon.

We would like to thank the following for their support with our Silent Auction:

  • Dr. Bernstein Orthodontics
  • Toy b Ville
  • Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
  • Harrah's Harveys Lake Tahoe
  • Fox Restaurant Concepts, North Italia
  • Chipotle
  • Vertex Climbing, Training, Community
  • Adventures by the Sea
  • Starline Tours
  • Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
  • San Francisco Playhouse
  • Macs Deli and Cafe
  • Savory Spice
  • Calfirornia Luggage Company
  • Lost Spirits Distillery
  • Family Optometry Center
  • Liv Fashion Boutique Inc.
  • TW Garner Food Company
  • Reno Brew Bike
  • The Reno Aces Baseball Club
  • Bennett Valley Plant Nursery
  • Heart and Sole Shoes
  • Maritime Museum
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Steve and Kate Camp
  • Lovejoy Creations
  • Hatch Show Prints
  • Amazing Escape Room
  • Portland Center Stage at the Armory
  • Austin Aquarium
  • Bluegreen Productions, owner Joshua S. Crisps
  • Los Tres Chiles
  • Total Wine and More Store
  • Sacramento Zoo
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Barbers II
  • Sunnyside cottage gifts
  • Fruit of Her Hands Jewelry
  • GLBT Historical Society
  • Rebounderz
  • Daytripping, Inc. Transportion
  • En Garde Fencing
  • Skin care by alison
  • Adventurecat Sailing Charters
  • Tea and Trumpet Teas
  • Salem Trolley
  • Cheryl Teach Music
  • School of Rock
  • North Bay Basketball Academy
  • Smuin Contemporary Ballet
  • Painting with a Twist
  • Friedmans
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Oakland A's
  • Chaticleer a Pleasure Garden
  • Anderson's Bicycle Rental
  • Griffo Distillery
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre
  • Sierra at Tahoe
  • Inner Space Carvern
  • Pumkin Ridge Zip Tour
  • Austin Steam Train Association
  • Esther's Follies Comedy Show
  • City Winery
  • Park Point Health Club
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • La Rosa
  • Mancini's Sleepworld
  • Electric Tour Company
  • Cal Skate
  • Hornblower Cruise Tours
  • Marin Symphony
  • Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
  • Hand Car Wash Auto Pride
  • Lagunitas Brewery Company
  • Positivly 4th Street
  • The Jeffcoat family
  • Dr. Eric D. Draser, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Rubio's Coastal Grill Restaurant
  • Thinktank Photography Bag
  • Rancho Obi-wan Museum
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • REI
  • Sacramento History Alliance
  • Save our Heritage Organization
  • Lovejoys Tea Room
  • Almo Draft House
  • Typhoon Texas Water Park
  • EFA Summer Camp
  • Santa Rosa Children's Music
  • Windor EFA Camp, Buddy Brantley
  • Jacuzzi Family Vineyard
  • Fiber Circle Studio weaving and knitting
  • Hennessey House, Queen Anne Victorian B&B
  • Pax Wine
  • Sacramento History Museum
  • Recess Monkey Kids Band
  • Oriental Trading Co.
  • San Francisco Zoo
  • Ramekins at the Inn
  • Author of Judy Moody Book series, Megan McDonald
  • Castello di Amorosa, Napa Valley
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Scandia Family Fun Center
  • City Lights Theatre Company
  • Carrie Hennessey Soprano
  • Scribbles and Giggles
  • Max Dolcelli Stand Up Comedy
  • Gabriel Iglesias the Comedian
  • Ritual Salon + Style Bar
  • Charles M. Schulz
  • Trattoria Cattoneo
  • Balletto Vineyards
  • Rincon Valley Tap Room & Bottle Shop
  • Getaway Adentures
  • Morton Warm Springs
  • Kosta Browne
  • Epicenter arcade
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bottle Barn
  • Walt Disney Museum
  • Skin Care by Alison
  • Fairyland
  • Soul Yoga
  • North Bay Basketball Academy
  • Platypus
  • Bennett Valley Ace hardware
  • Cache Canyon River Trips
  • Lando winery
  • De Young Legion of Honor Museum
  • Lurther Burbank Gardens
  • The Dragon Theatre
  • Tone Pilate, Dance, Yoga
  • Aurora Theatre Company
  • Spirit Works Distillery
  • Sonoma Train Town
  • D'Argenzio Winery
  • Exploratorium
  • Sally Tomatoes Restaurant
  • The Marine Mammal Center
  • Flying Frog Academy
  • Punchline SF
  • Sonoma Canopy Tours
  • Sisters Women Clothing Store
  • Super Burger, Bennett Valley location
  • Underwood Bar and Bistro
  • Windsor Bikes and Sport
  • San Francisco Bay Adventures
  • dIY Bar
  • Pier 39
  • Brainy Actz Escape Room
  • Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks ice
  • Art & Soul Music School
  • Eastern State Penitentiary Historic site
  • Laser Quest
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
  • The Green Music Center at SSU