In addition to the contribution that you’ll make to the Burns Park Elementary PTO (in the form of Burns Park Run registration fees and t-shirt/hats purchases), consider making an additional donation to the Ann Arbor Public Schools Education Foundation.


Created by the Burns Park Run as a means to benefit other local school PTO programs and promote kids' health and fitness, each registered Kindergarten through 12th grade student participating in the 5K or 10K event can designate to have $10 of their individual registration fee donated back to their school’s PTO. Full value is paid at time of registration; proceed kickbacks are processed post-event as a lump sum directly from Burns Park PTO to the designated school PTOs. Participation in Run for the Schools is built into the online registration system and indicated on the mail-in registration form.  Simply indicate your interest in participating (Y/N) and designate the name of the school to have your school receive the $10 registration kickback.

NOTE: Adult supervision is not furnished by the Burns Park Run for Run for the School participant(s). If necessary, a responsible adult should accompany younger participants. That adult must register to participate and is ineligible to receive a $10 registration kickback through Run for Schools (only Kindergarten-12th grade students are eligible). 


Ann Arbor Public Schools Education Foundation (AAPSEF)

AAPSEF gives grants to schools, and scholarships and awards to students. Their grants inspire innovative, creative approaches to learning from pre-K through high school. They help keep AAPS points of distinction, such as the Planetarium, stay cutting edge. Increasingly, they help enhance programs that could be impacted by budget forces and boost innovative programs to help maintain education excellence.  They have given over $1 million for science, math, literacy, humanities, theatre, the arts and more. Their grants encourage teacher creativity and have reached into classrooms in every school, across grade levels to advance the curriculum with innovative ideas. They help students in need, and recognize student leadership and success. Their scholarships foster the pursuit of continued learning. They make a difference!

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