Roy Cloud Jog-a-thon and Color Run

May 17, 2019

The Roy Cloud Jog-a-thon and Color Run are exciting student-led events that take place on a Friday in the Spring. With music blasting and flags and balloons marking the track on the blacktop, students race around the course logging as many laps as they can. The middle school students take a detour to the back fields where they are doused in colored chalk by enthusiastic parents and guardians. The next Jog-a-thon and Color Run are Friday May 17, 2019!

While the big race happens in May, the festivities start in February with a Jog-a-thon/Color Run t-shirt design contest. Students in all grades are invited to design a t-shirt and compete for the most student votes. T-shirts will be made available for purchase and are worn the day of the race. These t-shirts are great spirit wear for the Roy Cloud community and we frequently see younger siblings in Jog-a-thon t-shirts from years past.

What makes the Jog-a-thon and Color Run so special is that they are student-led events. Beginning in March students in grades K- 5 collect pledges from family, friends, and neighbors, based on the number of laps they can run in 20 minutes. Middle school students also raise money to participate in the Color Run. Each K-5 students will have their own pledge page to make fundraising easy and fun! The top 3 fundraising classrooms get great prizes and we celebrate the most laps run per grade.

Like all great events at Roy Cloud, parent/guardian volunteers are important – teamwork makes the dream work! If you are interested in helping plan this awesome event and/or help on the day of, please email