It is an understatement to say the 2020-2021 school year has been a difficult one for events. Nevertheless, we have been making the best of it by being creative! Here’s what’s coming up (and the fun we’ve already had). 

Next Up: The Runathon 

The 2021 Runathon will be held on the weekend of May 15. We are working on the details.  

The 2020 Runathon was the first held virtually, and it was awesome! Current students and their families took part, walking, running, biking and exercising. Alumni and parents of alumni from all over the country (and internationally!) joined in, sharing pictures and videos of their efforts. 

As we can’t have an in-person event in 2021, it will be virtual once again. Check back for more information as we celebrate 45 years of Runathons. 

Previous 2020-2021 Events 

Chapin’s Back-to-School Barbecue
It’s a tradition dating back to 1995, but this was the first Back-to-School barbecue held virtually. 

The Chapin Parents’ Association put together an awesome plan for the day, with many folks donning their Chapin gear and having their own picnic on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Next year, back on campus? 

Young Alumni Reunion
It is always a pleasure to welcome high school and first-year college students back to campus! Traditionally held the week of Thanksgiving, it could not be held in-person this year, so we did the next best thing, a virtual reunion for the Class of 2020. It was fun! We hope to be back on campus next November.  

Chapin AlumNight on the Town
Always held the night before Thanksgiving, the 2020 event invited alumni from the classes of 2013 and earlier, along with current and former faculty, to meet online. We had a terrific time, with alumni from every decade from the 1970s on. A number of current and former faculty joined in, including Rob Traegler and Ed Rhee, who joined from California. While it is always great to do in-person events, this option allowed more folks to be involved. 

Silent Auction and Game Night 

In another first, the 2021 Chapin Auction was held virtually. This allowed the Silent Auction to be open for a week, culminating in the Chapin Heroes Unite Silent Auction and Game Night on Friday, April 23. The event celebrated the Heroes of Chapin during this unusual year – Everyone! Students, teachers and parents all have all worked tirelessly to make this year a success. Thanks to everyone! 

Thanks to all of those who bid on items, donated, or participated in the Game Night!