It's time for the 2019 RUNATHON!

Friday, May 10

Chapin School is excited to host its 43rd Runathon to help raise support for Chapin School and for running its community service initiative, Loaves & Fishes. For nearly 20 years, Chapin School has prepared and served 800 meals every year to patrons of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Trenton. It takes a considerable amount of time and dedication not only on the day of serving, but also throughout the year planning and involving students and families in the importance of participating in this deeply-rooted Chapin tradition of community service.

The Chapin fields are transformed into a running course as our community runs, walks, skips, or jumps miles to raise support for Chapin and Loaves & Fishes. Students get sponsors, and prizes are awarded for most miles completed, most sponsors, and more!


1:00 p.m.  Runathon starts!

6:00 p.m.  Pizza Dinner 

7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.  Lower School Family Dance-A-Thon

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Upper School student Dance-A-Thon


How does Runathon work?

Starting at 1:00 p.m., the 43rd Runathon will kick-off with the entire school walking together. Everyone is welcome to join! Parents, alumni, families, and friends! The course will be open until 7:00 P.M..

The more miles we complete as a community, the more we can raise to support Chapin and Chapin's community service project, Loaves & Fishes.

How do I become a sponsor?

Just fill out the online form. You can sponsor as many students as you wish! You can sponsor by making a contribution of a certain amount. You can sponsor by pledging an amount per mile. Easy!

Click here to sponsor!

Do I have to register?

Students are automatically registered for Runathon. Each student will receive this year's Runathon t-shirt (a Chapin tradition!) Friday morning.

Everyone else - parents, alumni, grandparents, families, and friends - need to register to receive a t-shirt. $20 per person.

Click here to register!

What about water and snacks?

Chapin will have water stations available. Please make sure you and your child bring a reuseable water bottle!

Fresh fruit will be available. If you or your child would like to purchase chips or pretzels, they will be available for purchase.

Will there be ASP on Friday afternoon?

Yes, and the activity will be all Runathon!

What is the Pizza Dinner?

No need to worry about cooking on Friday night. Chef G and his team have you covered! Register to receive two pieces of pizza, salad, and a cookie. $7.50 per person.

For our Lower School students to attend the Pizza Dinner, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Is the Lower School Dance-A-Thon for parents, too?

Yes! In order for Lower School students to attend, they must come with a parent or guardian. It will be fun night of dancing and games. $5.00 per family.

Upper School Dance-A-Thon. Students only!

Parents! Chapin will be providing a Parent Lounge in the Upper School Commons Friday night 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. so you can enjoy some quiet time while your child dances the night away...well, at least until 9:00 p.m. $5.00 per student.

Click here to register for Pizza Dinner and Dance-A-Thons!

Other questions?

Contact Director of Community Relations & Events, Sharon Gomberg