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Panther Dash - 5K/10K & Kids Run


Sunday, June 22, 2014 8am registration; 8:30am Kids Fun Run and 9am 5K/10K Run/Walk

*See bottom of this page for sponsor letter & map

  1. Why is the Foster PTG hosting a 5K/10K Run/Walk FUNdraising Event?

Answer: Our school is in need of funds to support classroom programs and assemblies for the children of Captain Isaac Paine School.  Our vision for this event is to provide our children with tools to prepare them for the future, with perks like physical fitness and social camaraderie.


  1. What will the funds raised for this event support?

Answer: 100% of the monies raised will go to fund programs for children!


  1. What if I don’t want to participate in the 5K but want to donate to the fundraiser?

Answer:  Just fill out your name and amount you want to donate on the front of the fundraising packet. Make checks out to Foster PTG.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.


        4.  What if I have a business that would like to donate to the fundraiser?


Answer:  We would LOVE corporate sponsors.  Please click on the “corporate sponsor” form for a letter you can use to obtain donations.  Click here for sponsorship levels and here for a sponsor letter




1.      What is the date and time of the event?

Answer: Sunday, May 19th.  Check-in time will be at 8:00 a.m. and the race will begin promptly at 9:30a.m.  The run should be completely over no later than 10:30 a.m.  You will pick up your race day t-shirts at check-in.  We will have a fun run going on for the children starting at 8:30am


2.      Who can participate in the event?

Answer: Any Foster Elementary students, their families, Paine School staff and friends. This event is also opened to the public.  Our event is advertised on our website along with the Foster Home Journal, Valley Breeze and we are hoping to so a community event plug on Cat Country.


3.   What is the cost of participating in the event?

Answer: $18 per individual, $6 per child.  Price includes one t-shirt.  Any additional t-shirts are $5.00 a piece.  Registration day of event, without T Shirt:  $20.00  

Online registration is being setup now.


  1. How do I register for the event?

Answer: You can register through a flyer that will go home or print out a registration form on this website starting the beginning of April.   Additional registration forms will be available at the school office in April.


5.   Where is the event going to be held?

Answer: The event will start and end at the Foster Town Hall Fairgrounds.  The course for the race will be well marked.


6.   Can I bring small children and strollers?

Answer: Yes.  Pre-Kindergarten children are welcome.  Strollers are allowed; however, strollers must start at the rear for safety reasons.


7.   Do I have to run?

Answer: No, you may run, jog or walk.  Also for safety reasons, please no bikes.


  1. How should I dress for the event?

Answer: Dress for the weather, comfortable exercise type clothing & shoes, and layers.


  1. Will we be timed? Answer: Yes
  1. Can we bring our dog?

Answer: No.  For safety reasons we ask that you DO NOT bring pets.


  1. Will there be first aid available?

Answer: Yes.


  1. What if it is cold or raining?

Answer: Bundle up!  The event will go on, rain or shine.


  1. Will there be restrooms available?

Answer: Yes, portajohns will be on site.


  1. Will there be any events after the race?
            Answer: There will be a short awards ceremony for the fastest runners and for sponsor acknowledgements.  

If you are looking for some tips on how to prepare for a 5K click here!

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Capt. Isaac Paine Elementary School
160 Foster Center Rd
Foster, RI 02825