29th Annual Walkathon

Almost three decades ago, students, loyal alumni, family and friends began raising more than $3.5 million in support of all aspects of student life at SHC. The Walkathon is the ultimate example of students supporting students. This year’s theme is San Francisco Neighborhoods. The Walkathon is a festive celebration in honor of the students of SHC and the beautiful city we call home. This student-led fundraiser culminates in a celebratory walk and picnic celebration on Friday, September 14. Go Irish!

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When is the Walkathon?

Friday, September 14, 2018

Where does the money go?

The money directly supports the students of SHC! To date, the Walkathon has helped fund:

  • Transformation of science facilities

  • Fitness for Life Program

  • Fitness Center

  • Sister Teresa Piro, DC, Student Life Center

  • Herbst Library and Information Center

  • Laptop computers in the Library

  • SHC Gateway at Gough and Ellis Streets

  • Strength and Conditioning Weight Room

  • Student Launch Initiative

  • Student travel, scholarships, technology upgrades and more

  • The 2018 Walkathon will continue to support the transformation of classroom facilities, Student Travel Grants and Scholarships.

How do I get started?

  • Create your fundraiser. 
  • Spread the word by reaching out to neighbors, local merchants, former teachers, coaches, family and friends to sponsor you today! 

  • Share your story. Tell people why are you proud to be an SHC student. Set up your fundraiser and spread the word! Text shcwalk18 to 71777!

  • Show your gratitude by thanking those who have donated to your fundraiser.

What are the Early Bird incentives?
Reach your goal of $200 or more online or by mail before Wednesday, August 29th and receive these Early Bird rewards for the duration of the fundraiser:

  • Taco Truck Celebration

  • One Ticket for the Bruce-Mahoney Football Game—Friday, October 5. Go Irish!

  • Modified Dress every day! Starting Friday, September 1–14.

  • Off Campus Lunch Passes for you and a guest.

  • Lunch Line “Cut” Pass.  Save for an all-school lunch day!

  • Participate in the Spinning Prize Wheel at lunch and win goodies and gift cards!

What is my Walkathon goal?
Fundraise $200 or more at any time and enjoy Modified Dress and participate in the Spinning Prize Wheel. Get a spin for every $200 you raise and get a prize!

Fundraise to earn Shamrock status and swag!

When you fundraise $500 or more
you will receive a special Shamrock T-shirt and Hoodie and the following:

  1. Two Modified Dress passes. 
  2. Your choice of one ticket to the Bruce-Mahoney Football Game or a 2018-2019 VPA performance.

  3. Off-campus lunch pass for you and a guest.

  4. Raffle entry to win one XL pizza delivery for you and your friends.

  5. Raffle entry for a breakfast treat! Deadline Wednesday, September 12.

  6. Lunch Line “Cut” Pass good until Thanksgiving.

Fundraise $350 or more and receive a special T-Shirt and Hoodie. You will also receive a raffle entry (deadline Wednesday, September 12) for a breakfast treat!

Fundraise $250 or more
and receive a special Shamrock T-Shirt with a one-of-a-kind logo. 

What time is the Walkathon?
The Walkathon will take place on Friday, September 14. Students should arrive at the Polo Fields and be seated with their Homerooms by 8:30 am.

What time are students dismissed?
Students will be dismissed before 1 pm. We encourage families to communicate with students regarding their afternoon plans.

Is this mandatory?
Yes. All students must be present and attendance will be taken. If your student is ill or unable to come to the Walkathon, standard absence procedures apply. 

How do I sponsor a student?
You can sponsor a student by making a donation to our General Walkathon Sponsorship. If you would like to sponsor a specific student, please include the student’s name and class year in the fields provided, or search for a specific student by visiting our fundraising site and clicking on the Fundraisers tab.


Walkathon Overview

Walkathon Incentives

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Fundraiser Instructions

Sponsorship Forms

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