The FOURTEENTH Annual Lily B. Clayton Walkathon

Friday, October 14, 2022

The Walkathon is Lily B.’s BIG FALL FUNDRAISER where students ask neighbors, relatives, and friends for donations to our school. The fundraiser runs from Monday, September 19th through Friday, September 30th. On October 14th, approximately 500 students will walk, sing and show great school spirit on a 1-1/2 mile walk through Berkeley. The event will begin and end at Lily B. Clayton Elementary School. The Walkathon will be led by members of the Fort Worth Police Department and the Paschal High School Band.

Our goal each year is to raise enough money to fund many of the things that make Lily B. great (art and music programs, new technology, academic materials, and more). This year we are also focusing on a landscaping project described in more detail below. Students raised over $60,000 in donations in 2021!

Check out the Walkathon FAQ for more information or contact Walkathon chair Hillary LaRue at walkathon@lilybclayton.org.

Donations may be made by typing your student's first name (be sure to use their first name used at school registration). From there, you can copy and paste the link to share. Please be sure that donations for your student are submitted via their link or they will not get credit for the donation.

Walk Map

Bee Green!

We are commited to a totally GREEN walkathon. Children will be given recyclable water bottles and recyclable paper packets.

Donation Toolkit

For parents and students only! Check out the Donation Toolkit for...

  • Ideas to get donations

  • Fundraising tips

  • Sample letter

  • Online donation information

Walkathon Donation Drive

Donate Sponsor Volunteer

Thank you for supporting our school! Donations will be credited to the students that you enter on the payment page.

We also ask parents and the community to consider sponsoring Walkathon.

The sponsorship levels are:

Gold Shoe: $500+

Silver Shoe: $250-$499

Bronze Shoe: $100-$249

To celebrate the success of Walkathon, the PTA will hold Family Spirit Night on the evening of Walkathon from 6-8pm. Family Spirit Night is free, dinner is provided, and most importantly there are lots of wonderful carnival-themed activities kids and parents love! In the past, favorites have included face painting, confetti eggs, bounce houses, an outdoor movie, and sports challenges.

Click the link above to volunteer for the Walkathon on walk day. Descriptions and instructions are listed on the signup sheet. We need 100+ volunteers! Thank you for signing up.

Here are the volunteer positions needed:

  • Classroom Walker

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten Play Area & Turnaround

  • First Aid Help

  • Floater

  • Traffic Control

Walkathon Fundraising

This year we are excited to announce that our PTA will be kicking off a landscaping project that will not only enhance the beauty of our 100-year-old school, but also positively impact our current and future students. Our focus will be framing Lily B.’s main entry and creating a welcoming entrance for our students, staff and families. We plan to address current landscaping, including clean up and replacement, the addition of new plant material to help address soil run-off from the shaded areas, and creation of an on-going maintenance plan for our campus. We hope that this project is the first step in a comprehensive plan for our school grounds. We encourage our Walkathon participants to highlight the goals of this project in their fundraising efforts by sharing this plan with potential donors.