It’s all about the experience

The Fun Run was an overall amazing fundraiser from start to finish. We are a small school of only 52 students but we have fantastic outside support from our families and friends. Every year we try to think of new ways to fundraise, and after reading about The Fun run online my initial thought was “this is too good to be true”. All promotional material is provided for you and you have excellent contacts whenever you need them, you even get your very own coordinator. There are amazing prizes to choose from for each and every student, easy and fun for children to fundraise with the forms all provided and the option to fundraise online with Everyday hero. The Fun Run was a great fundraising experience for our amazing little school, with very little work involved in the organisation of the day and most importantly no outlay of costs. We were shocked with how much money we raised for so little effort. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and most importantly the children LOVED IT.

Jess Griffiths

The School Fun Run is the best fundraising program that I have been involved in. The procedure is easy to follow and there is plenty of assistance if required. At Gracemere State School we’ve held the School Fun Run (through The Fundraising Group) for the past seven years straight.

Matthew Harrison

This is the second year the St Patrick’s College has participated in The School Fun-Run, which we combine with our junior school x-country championships. The College is extremely proud of the way the students rally behind the health-based fundraiser. The event was again a major success raising vital funding for the Edmund Rice Foundation. Both years the boys have raised over $35,000. St Patrick’s would like to thank the staff at “The Fundraising Group” for making the whole process so easy and worthwhile. We are all looking forward to continuing the partnership next year.

Grant Andrews

Our students really enjoy participating in the Fun Run. They look forward to it every year.

Caryn Cox

Very easy to organise. School Fun Run did all the organising.

Mandy Meed

The experience was really positive. Gaia was very helpful and promptly answered any questions we had. Our overall fundraising total was around $22,000, which I was not expecting at all! The students who fundraised online made a huge contribution to that total, and I would definitely recommend school do the online fundraising.

Amy Booker

Fantastic! It was an easy and highly successful Fun Run that Teachers, parents and students enjoyed!

Jean Duff

Very positive responses from staff, parents and students. Excellent fundraising activity. Brilliant support and prompt responses and follow up regarding questions and concerns.

Kerry Lofgren

An exciting activity for our school students with a great build up atmosphere and rewarding experience. All students set a challenge for themselves and were proud of their achievement. The certificates and prizes received after the fun run meant the excitement lasted a lot longer than just one day.

Kirsty Rankin

The fun run was easy to administer, staff were very friendly and helpful, offering support and following up to make sure everything was flowing along. The children were very impressed with the rewards on offer and are very keen to participate again next year.

Donna Miles

Very positive and the staff are always helpful, thank you!

Matt Allen-Ankins

We had our best fundraising year, the online Part is helping our participation and profits

Col Miller

Really professional and great support.

Johnathan Hatch

Company is very easy to deal with.

Anne Duerden

The School Fun Run was a simple and healthy way for us to raise some much needed funds. The event management program is so easy to use. Thanks to your staff (Gaia) for going the extra mile to make sure our event/prize orders went smoothly.

Louise Williams

Easy to manage and a great incentive to get kids active.

Heidi Campbell

Excellent day. Wonderful support from Gaia – Thanks!

Angela Kinner

The School Fun Run was a great fundraising event for our school. Most of the organisation for the day was completely organised for us and we just has to run the day itself.

Kim Elliott

Once the children received their Fun Run booklets they were immediately excited as they saw the prizes on offer with many of them setting immediate goals of the prize they wanted. The Fun Run day was a huge success with all children having a great time and lots of parents volunteering to help the children count their laps and encourage them to run even more. We set ourselves a total school goal of $10,000 and to all of our surprise passed $17,000 due to everyone’s enthusiasm for the event. Gaia was terrific to work with, answering emails quickly.

Dale Rigby

We had a fabulous experience this year and our students loved every second of it. The support from the fun run staff was outstanding – Gaia was amazing and helped with anything we needed. Was a fantastic day and the best result our school has had in 12 years.

Melinda Holmes

Very supportive throughout all stages of the process, thank you.

Jemma Ravenwood

Well organised, the kids had a lot of fun and looked forward to the receiving of prizes.

Jacqui Sheather

Very easy to deal with, great communication, that makes for a fantastic event.

Ben Hobbs

Overall our experience with School Fun Run was great. Our students were highly motivated by the high quality prizes they could receive. We combined the Fun Run with our existing X-Country race. This motivated our non-competitive runners to be involved fully, the prizes were a great incentive.

Nicole Stokes

Well organised event and so helpful for schools to have everything so available so easily! The contact prior to the event via email was superb and everything arrived with plenty of time. Our parents thoroughly enjoyed the event. Thank you!

Johanna White

School Fun Run was not only a fantastic experience fro the children, it was also fantastic to organise and run. We used this as our cross country training. We had excellent results! I would highly recommend.

Nathalie Jeeves

The communication from Louise was very efficient and organised, also if I needed to phone and ask about anything she was always friendly and ready to help – overall a good experience.

Inge Millard

Well organised event and so helpful for schools to have everything so available so easily! The contact prior to the event via email was superb and everything arrived with plenty of time. Our parents thoroughly enjoyed the event. Thank you!

Johanna White

School Fun Run was not only a fantastic experience fro the children, it was also fantastic to organise and run. We used this as our cross country training. We had excellent results! I would highly recommend.

Nathalie Jeeves

The communication from Louise was very efficient and organised, also if I needed to phone and ask about anything she was always friendly and ready to help – overall a good experience.

Inge Millard

Wonderful opportunity for the school and our enthusiastic children!

Jilena Hastings

Simple very clear instructions. Excellent communication with Louise. Thanks Louise! (Took a while to get the online bit sorted. That will be easier next time I’m sure).

Jo Whitehouse

Very professionally formatted from first contact to ongoing support and communication “Thank you Louise”. Would be great to have each year and build on.

Marlene Fletcher

A very easy and fun way to earn extra funds for school.

Lois Kirkbride

Overall we found The School Fun Run an advantageous exercise that has provided our school with significant funds to invest in our student’s resource needs.

Oron Smith

Our community got in behind the event with the carnival atmosphere. All students were able to participate regardless of their abilities and did so with a positive and energetic attitude. A fantastic way to engage and encourage our parents and whanau to be involved actively with the school.

Charlotte Castle

Very easy as you don’t need to organise much as they do it all for you. People who work there are always very helpful & know what their talking. Overall I had a great experience and will continue to use them for our annual fun run event.

Brittany Peebles

Brilliant! Highly organised & coordinated. very well run.

Tara Maxwell

The Fun Run was awesome, the kids had a ball. What a great way to raise money for our school with only a little bit of effort, and lots of fun.

Skye English

Yet again I had another fantastic experience with the fun run. Students this year managed to raise over $2000 more than what they did last year which was very surprising. Love the fact that students are provided with a certificate and ice block at the end, it provides more motivation for the students. I love it even more that the top fund raisers and class are all acknowledged. Find that I have lots of help and support from Carlene which is great, makes my job as a teacher organising events a lot easier and successful. Thanks again for another great fun run, it was greatly enjoyed by all 🙂

Sarah Fleming

Was a great experience, i have learnt a lot and the kids all loved it. Everyone was surprised as to how much was raised & how much the school gets back which is great. Couldn’t have done it without so much support, help & guidance over the phone. Thankyou Carlene (Fundraising Coach).

Sarah Fleming

Thankyou so much for your wonderful support. The kids had a great time and we will certainly be calling on you next year!!!!

Annie Downes

Your support and online material made my job so much easier. I was able to concentrate on building up the students fitness levels to enable them to run many laps on our Fun Run Day, most student’s were surprised at how well they did. The whole experience was a chance for parents/students/teachers to bond.

Michele Overheu

This was a great event. The teachers, parents, students and siblings were all involved on the day. Very easy to run, kids loved their incentive prizes. The prizes were delivered extremely fast. When dealing with Chloe she was friendly and nothing was too much for her.

Andrea Leonard

Extremely well organised & supported. We look forward to doing the same next year.

Wesley Forke

Croxton Special School have participated in the Golden Circle and now School Fun-Run for over 10 years. Students, staff, parents and the school community participate in this fun day with everyone experiencing a successful and enjoyable time. The Fun-Run is a highlight in Croxton’s yearly calendar.

Marg Crichton

Our SRC (Student Representative Council) is very pleased with their fund raising result. We received a lot of positive feedback from parents, teachers and students about the organisation of the Fun Run. We even had our local policeman involved – he monitored the students on their walk!

Jeni Siviour

Always an enjoyable experience. It’s easy for teachers and a great experience for children. Staff for Fun-Run are always helpful and supportive.

Janelle Hicks

A terrific way to motivate your kids to get moving and have fun! Also the HPE teacher has the easy job of co-ordinating the program because nearly all of the hard work is done by the software and the ladies in the admin office. Sweet!!

Leigh Lawrence

Thank you , we held a Fun Run to raise money after the floods to buy new resources. Today I displayed a banner at the school assembly to let everyone know how much money we raised everyone was gob-smacked! We will definitely be back next year.

Leigh Lawrence

The Fun Run was a great success. The program was all set out for us and we only had to really run the fun run on the day.

Kim Elliot

School Fun-Run is a well-organised and well-supported fundraiser which requires minimal effort to coordinate. It is a wonderful health and well-being initiative for our school community.

Dimitra Ferizis

Our Fun Run was a huge success. We held it at a beachside location on a Sunday morning and had well over 100 students and their families attend – close to 300 people! We were blessed with beautiful weather which made our 6km run along the coast even more pleasant. There was a wonderful vibe the whole morning. The incentive of prizes for the students to work towards was worthwhile for us, as we raised more than we ever have before organising the run ourselves. Thanks to Sinead for being so supportive and getting back to us ASAP with any questions or queries we had. We look forward to next year!

Amy Parker

The fun run was fantastic and we only had positive responses from parents and the children. Many are already talking about next year and aiming even higher. The school has never raised this sort of money so they are thrilled with the efforts too!

Catherine Mahoney

Well the Fun Run was a great success, we raised just under $6,100.

Ashka McKenna

It was a great way to promote fitness and healthy lifestyle. It also was our selection process for the interschool cross country.

Tony Corbett

It was very easy to run. Everything was all set out and it was only a matter of step by step following the program.

Daniel Gardner

The Fun run was an excellent opportunity for our community to come together and participate in a fun and active way. We had fruit donations from our local community as well as a sausage sizzle. The arch was definitely a fantastic visual that actually really motivated students to push themselves to the finish. Great support and the prizes were definitely an incentive for us to fundraise. Year 6 sport leaders assisted with organising the event and the community rallied to support the day as well. St Raphael’s School

Nicole Federico

This was an excellent fundraising program. Teachers, parents and children were all enthusiastic and we had excellent feedback. Everyone wants to do it again next year. Thank you.

Tiffany Archibald

Thanks so much. Fundraising is a breeze with your program. The computer software makes it simpler to implement Ð and help is only a phone call away if necessary. Staff are all so friendly. Thanks again everyone.

Helen Hammill

This was the second year that we have used School Fun Run as a fundraising event at our club. They are really easy to deal with and make the event a great time for the kids. I recommend School Fun Run to any sporting club looking to raise more money.

Chris Daykin

Excellent. The resources and information pack were fantastic. The people i dealt with were extremely helpful and professional. The Fun-Run was very easy to organise from our end.

David Ward

The Fundraising Group in conjunction with have worked efficiently and effectively with our school to ensure we ran a successful cross country event and raised money to put back into our sporting equipment for the school. We recommend all schools to get on board and get involved. Easy to run and a great way to raise money.

Darren Desmid

This was the first year that Montpellier has participated in The School Fun Run. I couldn’t speak highly enough about the organisation, prizes, follow-up and customer service. Our Fun-Run coach (Sinead) was extremely helpful and was only an email away from providing answers

Mark O’Donnell

The fun run was a great a way of bringing the school community together. It gave the children a sense of achievement, both physically and the sense they were contributing to the school.

Patrick Swayn

I have never been involved in a fundraiser which was so well run and a pleasure to be involved in. All aspects of the fundraiser from beginning to end was so professionally arranged. Your website had all the necessary information required to keep everyone informed and to ensure the event was a great success. We only had 26 kids get involved this year and still raised $1880, so next year we will encourage the rest of the school to get fundraising and the result could be far greater. The gifts were all of great quality and easily achieved. Congratulations, totally impressed.

Leanne Johnson

Very well organised and professional. As a school we felt supported all the way. Nothing was left to chance, as even the smallest details were thought of and catered for. Thank you!

Aneta Sutarov

Easy way for our school to incorporate fundraising into our school cross country carnival. A number of students were very motivated to raise as much money as possible or get a specific prize.

Lachlan McKenzie

Just a note to say that our school thoroughly enjoyed the fundraising event. The prizes were a great motivating factor for the students, and the efficiently set out paperwork made facilitating the event quite easy. Everyone, students and teachers, had their role to play and jobs to do, making it a team effort all round. Thanks for a well organised program that turned what could have been a logistical nightmare into a very worthwhile and productive event!

James Grimwood

Very well organised and professional. As a school we felt supported all the way. Nothing was left to chance, as even the smallest details were thought of and catered for. Thank you!

Aneta Sutarov

Easy way for our school to incorporate fundraising into our school cross country carnival. A number of students were very motivated to raise as much money as possible or get a specific prize.

Lachlan McKenzie

Just a note to say that our school thoroughly enjoyed the fundraising event. The prizes were a great motivating factor for the students, and the efficiently set out paperwork made facilitating the event quite easy. Everyone, students and teachers, had their role to play and jobs to do, making it a team effort all round. Thanks for a well organised program that turned what could have been a logistical nightmare into a very worthwhile and productive event!

James Grimwood

Easy program to run and coordinate with fantastic benefits – great prizes for students (loved the certificate for highest earner and medal) and great monetary rewards for the school with little effort required.

Karen Eakin

Our Fun Run went really well, we were especially surprised by our kindy children who ran around about 10 times! Thank you for the helpful package that made our day run so smoothly.

Natalie Spence

The software is a breeze. Shame all fundraising don’t use that software.

Sarah Overeem

Response time excellent from ordering prizes and receiving them. Any order mistakes that I made they were rectified quickly. Chloe Brearley from Qld office was amazing.

Helen Raatz

Having done it for two years i can say it is very easy to organise… The kids love it. Minimum output for Maximum gain.

Leanne Clayfield

It is well organised and easy to follow. We had a lot more students run on the day than normal. Good promotion before, during and after fun run for school.

Wal Greentree

Easy and simple to organise. The team from the Sponsorship were polite, friendly and always obliging to answer questions. Prizes were mailed out quickly for easy distribution.

Alison Berryman

The students at Emerald Christian College had a great time with this event, they especially love the fact that they get rewarded for their hard work.

Joanne Ngwira

Excellent! Very well organised and communication from (The Fundraising Group) was good.

Brendan Young

The School Fun Run is a great way to involve all students K-6 in physical activity. The prizes are motivational and the run can be linked to the school’s cross country, combining an annual sporting event with a school fundraising opportunity. The Fun Run is well organised and the school package provides proformas, a promotional DVD and helpful hints for teachers that make it easy to implement too. The student incentives give rewards to all who made an effort to raise money for the school – very exciting for the kids when they arrive. Any child can join in, have fun, raise money and reap the rewards – I recommend it to all schools!

Mandy Wells

The School Fun-Run is a must to complement any sporting event.

Mark Galla

The fun run was a great fundraising event for our school. The support provided by was fantastic and the kids LOVED the prizes. We will definitely be running our fun run with you next year!

Annette McCormick

This is our second year with The School fun run. Each year our students have been very excited leading up to the event. the fun run is our only whole college based sporting activity and participation in the fun run always exceeds our expectation. The people behind the scene run a smooth operation and help at all levels of organisation.

Nathian Davis

Thank you very much Sinead (Fundraising Coach) for your help and assistance throughout the entire fun run process, it has been an easy fundraiser

Carmel Window

Easy to organise , certificates, juices and most importantly prizes arrived very quickly. Very helpful staff (Sinead was great!). Fantastic way to earn a lot of money for the school and promote being more active.

Rochelle Heron

Very efficient – smooth running due to email reminders and step by step instructions. Our finance person was impressed with the software for collating the money.

Deb Heading

Nangiloc Colignan\’s (Primary School) experience with The School Fun-Run was exceptional. Sinead James (Project Coordinator) was one of the most efficient organisers I have ever experienced.

Jill Sleep

The Fun run was a great event for our school. I was very pleased with the assistance we received in managing the event. The kids loved the event and their prizes and we raised lots of money for the school. A wonderful experience and we will definitely sign up again next year.

Bronwyn Wearne

Great well organised and easy to implement Fun Run.

Danielle Cadzow

Very well organised. I received a lot of information from the staff regarding the event. They were always happy to help & answer my questions.

Kerin Stead

A fun way to raise money for the school with rewarding prizes for everyone involved.

Penny Starr

Just wanted to thankyou (Carlene) for all your support over the last few months. Our Lady Of Mount Carmel at Waterloo is a small primary school É this was the first fundraiser the school has ever had so we were pretty happy with the money we raised. Looking forward to doing it all again next year.

Kelly Bouris

The Fun-Run was extremely easy to organise. The packs were easy to use and the children found the sponsorship booklets easy to fill out. Prizes came through quickly and the invoice system was excellent. Thankyou.

Nicky Thomas

All the kids had a blast. We even had some teachers and parents join in!! Thank you very much for all your help and support, I\’m sure we can rally more support next year :)Ó

Rebecca Steele

We found The School Fun Run extremely well organised. It was very easy to follow & the support was there if needed. The prizes came really fast & students enjoyed the whole school approach to the Fun Run. We will be making it a yearly event at our school.

Amber Heaft

It was great fun, easy and a lovely way to spend the morning. Sinead (Fundraising Coach) was amazing! Very helpful!

Yvette Bryant

Participation in community events and supporting school resources and learning is a huge priority with our school. This fundraiser assists in raising awareness and support of parents, community and helpers! Thanks.

Jo Austin

An excellent experience for all. Students had a great time and were very proud to fundraise for their school. Fantastic staff at The Fundraising Group Ð they kept me up-to-date & on task at all times. Great communication, thank you guys. See you next year.

Sally Kluver

It was so easy to run because we were given so much support material. Dean promptly answered all queries. It ran very smoothly from introduction to finalisation. Thank You!!!!

Justine Warby

has made improvements to the program, making it much easier to complete. Communication is excellent and requests/emails are answered quickly.

Winn Sideris