Walkathon Update

Sunday 6 June 2021

Invitation to Walk with Sons

The Marist College Ashgrove Walkathon is the largest whole school fundraiser on the College calendar. 

 

On Sunday 6 June all students from Years 5 to 12 will come together with the College community to complete a 10-kilometre walk through the range of the Enoggera Hill located within the Enoggera Barracks.

 

The Walkathon not only raises funds that are to be put towards projects benefiting the whole College Family, such as enhancing the Champagnat Centre facilities, but it also gives the College Family the opportunity to enjoy a fun morning walking with their sons.

 

If you or members of your immediate family would like to join the walk please register on the SignUp link below.

 

2021 MCA Walkathon - Parent Walker Sign Up

 

Important information

  • Walking commences from 8:15am and all walkers will complete the course by 11:00am.
  • The P&F requires pre-registration of all walkers via the SignUp link above (except MCA students who will register through the school).
  • Some parts of the course are uneven underfoot.
  • Prams, pets and recreational mobility devices are not permitted on the course.
  • There will be no vehicle transportation within the base (unless in case of emergency).
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing, use appropriate sun protection and bring a water bottle.

If you are not into walking you are invited to relax at the Grandstand and enjoy a coffee and our quality canteen products whilst you get ready to enjoy the mighty Battle of the Bands. More details about the Battle of the Bands competition will be released closer to the day. 

 

Thanking you in anticipation of your valued support and looking forward to a fun day for our boys. 

 

Jim Gordon

President of the Parents and Friends Association

Donation Progress

Target = $100,000.00

Total raised so far = $18,075.09.00

Donation Break Down

Primary$6464.00
Ridley$420.00
Ephrem$1306.00
Foley$1544.00
Gilroy$940.00
Harold$1314.00
Ignatius$2029.00
Rush$1095.00
Slattery$1122.00

Student Prizes

$50 RAISED: (Primary only – These balls are to come) Squishy mini football/rugby ball

$100 RAISED: Football/Rugby ball (all students)

$200 RAISED: 1 x ticket in raffle (additional tickets for every $50 raised after initial $200)

Prize = Origin tickets (2 tickets for Year 8 to 12 and 2 tickets for Year 5 to 7)

 

STUDENT WHO RAISES THE MOST MONEY EACH WEEK IN EACH HOUSE/PRIMARY: Gets to colour the progress chart/thermometers on display in the Main Yard

 

PIZZA PARTY: For PG group and Primary class that raises the most money

FANCY DRESS: $50 voucher tuckshop voucher

How to donate

Donations can be made via the below link or by scanning the below QR code. 

 

Parent Volunteer Registration 

The success of the Walkathon is very dependent on parent volunteers and spreading the load. We have been so grateful for the contribution by the parent volunteers in the past and we hope that we can continue at this year’s Walkathon.

 

We are now seeking parent volunteers for the day. Parent volunteers are vital to the running and success of this event so please consider giving some time to support the Parents and Friends Association on Sunday 6 June. Please register for a volunteer position via the link below: 

 

 

 

Your support on the day is greatly appreciated.

Walkathon: From the Archives

This week’s collection of “Walkathon: From the Archives” photographs capture the same moment of the event but from three different decades. The first image shows students setting off for the first ever Walkathon in 1968. The students are standing to the side of the Carrick wing with the Tower in the background. This photo is a bit blurry but you can still see the excitement and anticipation in the students’ faces. 

 

The second and third images show students racing across the starting line back in 1983 and then in 1991. These two photos are taken from almost exactly the same position eight years apart and show an interesting comparison of how the event has progressed over time. In both of these photos, you can see parents and family watching from the balcony, a reminder that this event was and still is for the whole family. 

 

If you have any information about the photos that are shown, or have your own Walkathon memories or photos from the past that you would like to share, please contact Madeleine Tong at tongm@marash.qld.edu.au.

 

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