Join us for our first annual Cupcake Run/Walk for Public Education on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Enjoy a beautiful fall morning in Tippecanoe County, get a Gigi’s cupcake, and support public education all at the same time! There will be a distance for everyone: 10K, 5K, and even a fun 80 yard run for the kids. Everyone gets a cupcake, a medal and a t-shirt!
For those running the Purdue Half Marathon on October 22nd, this will provide you with a great opportunity for a training run. Our course starts and ends at Cumberland Park in West Lafayette. We’ll follow the NW Greenway Trail and wind our way through the Purdue Research Park. The 10K route will repeat the 5K loop. Click here for a course map We’re excited to partner with Fun Races for our event. They bring a wealth of experience to the table.
Runners/walkers of all types are welcome! With three distances available, there really is something for everyone. Walk with your family and enjoy the scenery, run with a friend and race to the end, challenge yourself for a personal best, or just come to cheer on the participants. Cheer squads are always a welcome sight on a race course! Strollers are welcome, but please no dogs.
Prizes for top three male and female winners PLUS prizes for top teacher finishers AND a traveling trophy for the school that registers the most participants. Be sure to indicate your school when signing up!
Watch this page for additional information as we get closer to the race date. Any questions? Contact us!
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING? In addition to providing financial support to public education, you’ll receive some great benefits, including a table at the start/finish line, logo on posters and t-shirts, and complimentary race registrations. Download the sponsor packet for more information.
to the fall grant recipients who were recognized at a grant reception on December 8th. We can’t wait to see these projects in action.
- Dr. Matt Carlson, Harrison High School – Find Your Center
- Dr. BeAnn Younker, Battle Ground Middle School – Kindness Through a Kindergartener’s Kaleidoscope
- Teresa Scheel, New Community School – Cre8tive and Integr8ted Stories 4mulated by our Stud10ts
- Michelle Sanson, Wea Ridge Middle School – Economics Suits Us to a “Tee”
- Katie Dodds, Happy Hollow Elementary – Seeing is Believing: Handheld Microscopes
- Brock Davis, Wea Ridge Elementary – Reading Reviews and Coming Attractions
What makes the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County so special?
To promote excellence in education and encourage classroom innovation by providing grants in academics and the arts to teachers in the public schools in Tippecanoe County.
- in a quality education for every student.
- that by providing resources that create opportunities for innovative classroom programs and valuable student and teacher experiences, we can improve the quality of life for all constituents in Tippecanoe County.
- cooperation and collaboration among the public school corporations is critical to maximizing the use of our resources and facilities and in offering quality educational experiences to all students.