Friday, September 29th (following COR), at approximately 9:30 a.m.


Begins at St. Francis Prep and continues through Cunningham Park (adjacent to SFP)


Approximately 2 miles


  • When you raise $250, you are entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card!
  • When you raise $500, you’re entered into a drawing to win an $500 gift card AND a $250 gift card!

    There will also be special prizes awarded to the Top Five overall fundraising students — with the overall Highest Fund Raiser receiving the Grand Prize!

To be eligible for the prize drawings, ALL sponsorships must be submitted by September 22nd.

Why do you hold a Walk-a-thon?

The proceeds of this event will benefit special projects and programs at the Prep, most notably the current Capital Improvement and Modernization Project. New Physical Education, Art Education and Science facilities have been constructed. Additional phases of this modernization program will continue over the next several years, and new, state-of-the art Music facilities and student athletic locker rooms are our immediate priorities.

Who do students walk with?

Students walk with their COR teacher (along with all other students and teachers).

Are all students required to participate?

Yes, every member of the SFP community is required to participate.

How do you define participation?

Two ways: (1) walking with the entire school on September 29th and (2) obtaining at least $100 in sponsorships from family members, friends, neighbors, or local businesses prior to the walk. It will be a fun time and it will greatly benefit St. Francis Prep!

Are all students required to raise a certain amount of money?

Yes, each student is expected to raise $100. If the student does not raise $100, the difference will be billed in January as part of the tuition payment.

What happens after the Walk-a-thon is finished?

Each student will be required to return to the classroom with his/her COR where there will be food and drink items available. Attendance will be taken once again, prize winners will be announced, and everyone will then be dismissed at approximately 11:45 a.m.

Can donations be mailed?

Yes they can. You can download a mail in form here (PDF, 100 KB). Completed donation forms can be returned to:

St. Francis Prep Walk-a-thon
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows, NY 11439

Can someone donate online?

St. Francis Prep has set up a special (secure) website, www.steps4prep.org, to handle online donations. All SFP students are listed on this page. Simply click on the FIND REGISTERED WALKERS tab on the top menu bar. This makes it easier for students to ask family and friends for support while tracking progress to the goal.

How quickly are donations credited to my Walk-a-thon fundraising page?

Online donations are credited immediately. Mailed-in donations may take a little longer to be credited.

What do I do with my Walk-a-thon website fundraising link?

Email your Walk-a-thon fundraising link to your family and friends by including it in an email, or posting it on Facebook or Twitter. Your friends and family have the option of donating online through our secure PayPal account or mailing in a donation.

Who can I contact if I have more questions about the Walk-a-thon?

Please email us at steps4prep@sfponline.org and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.