Buffalo Trail Elementary in Aldie will host a Boosterthon Fun Run event on April 21. The Boosterthon Fun Run is a nine day program that increases funds for local schools and inspires students to live healthy, character-filled lives. Students will run for about 30 minutes to themed music at the big event. Boosterthon’s character theme this year is Big World Recess. The theme introduces more than 1 million students in 1,600 schools across the nation to real kid athletes in other cultures who play a sport with character.

“In our 14 years serving schools, this theme is by far our best yet, because we are bringing students in America inspiring stories from around the world,” said Chris Carneal, Boosterthon founder and president. “Big World Recess promotes the side of sports we all love while giving students a rich global perspective.”

The fitness theme features stories of six kid athletes and illustrates the power of living out character in sports and in life. Students will be introduced to uplifting stories originating in New York City, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Switzerland and Kenya.

With a continued emphasis on multicultural education in American classrooms, Boosterthon students will experience up-close how sports bring people together. Documentary style videos will teach students how to develop teamwork, curiosity, practice, humility, confidence and endurance through the every day stories of the six kid athletes.

In addition to the character theme, Boosterthon’s cutting edge fund raising program helps schools raise 70 percent more than alternative fundraisers. Schools select their service level, which has custom service options; Boosterthon Live, Boosterthon Event, or Fun Run You, a school led innovation of the popular program. Each level includes its own sliding scale pricing structure that allows schools to maximize funds.

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