Redeemer By The Sea Lutheran Kindergarten and Preschool

6604 Black Rail Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 | T: 760-431-8293 | F : 760-431-8511


Redeemer families are asked to find sponsors for their children for the annual Jog-A-Thon event. Sponsors may include family, friends, coworkers, etc. Prior to the event, the sponsor pledge an amount—either a fixed amount or per-lap donation—for the student jogger's involvement in the event. After the completion of the event, Redeemer families collect the pledges from the sponsors. If a sponsor pledged a per-lap donation, the amount collected will depend on the number of laps run by the student jogger. Students are encouraged to run as many laps as they can in order to raise more money for the school


Sponsor forms are sent home with students at school. Families seek pledges and retain the sponsor forms until after the event. Once the event has ended and the number of laps has been tallied, families collect their donations and submit them to the school. Cash and check are accepted.

Lost your sponsor sheet or need to print more? Find the document here.


Families may set up their child(ren)'s sponsorship page(s) via PledgeStar, an online donation site designed specifically for these types of events. Once registered, you'll be able to enter your runner(s), upload their photo for their pledge-request letter, send pledge requests to family and friends, keep track of donations, and share on social media. Families will be able to access and track their child(ren)'s fundraising by logging back onto the PledgeStar site.


Step 1: Register

Step 2: Create Fundraising Page

Step 3: Ask For Pledges


Redeemer students will attend school as usual the day of the Jog-A-Thon. Classes will take turns jogging on the field. See the class schedule to determine your student's running time and shirt color. Each time block allows for students to arrive to the field, warm up, jog, take water breaks, cool down, and return to their classroom. 


Parents, family, and friends are encouraged to watch and cheer from the observation deck on the upper patio.



Sponsors support our student joggers by pledging an amount—either a fixed amount or per-lap donation—prior to the Jog-A-Thon event. Student joggers and their families collect sponsorship donations after the completion of the event. 

If the participant is using PledgeStar to raise their funds online, you may receive an email like the example below asking for a sponsorship. Follow the link in the email to go directly to that child's PledgeStar fundraising site to make your donation by credit card (via PayPal) or by check (collected by participant).

Donation Example