Parents, family, and friends, get ready for the best fundraiser yet through this year’s DES MIND SPARK FUN RUN! Students will complete 30-35 laps (35 laps max) around the Fun Run track on October 16th, while helping raise funds for our school. This year, we are raising $20,000 for School Enrichment and Initiatives! 


So, we need your help...


Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child. Look for your student’s pledge book coming home on October 3rd! This will provide the steps for how to log onto and register your student.

Has your child ever starred in their OWN video? Well, through this year’s Fun Run, they can! Once you register your student on, simply upload a picture to get started on your "Student Star Video." It’s the EASIEST and BEST way to ask for a pledge, plus you’ll WOW friends and family when you SHARE it online. Simply log in to FUNRUN.COM, click the “Create Student Star Video” button, upload a photo of your child, and SHARE it using the share functions—Facebook, email, etc! Enter all pledges at FUNRUN.COM, and your student will be rewarded the very next day. Plus, your student will receive a FREE prize just for being registered on!

Here are some more details on the event:

Where is it?

In the big field between DES & DMS. (Please be courteous when parking as the lot will nearly be full)

When is my child running/skipping/hopping/dancing?

Kindergarten & 1st grades - 9:30am - 10:30am

2nd, 3rd & 4th grades - 10:45am - 11:45am

If you would like to be an excited, cheering spectator, you're welcome to come to the field and remain behind the tape. If you would like to volunteer, we have limited spots for volunteering for water stations. Please sign up HERE to ensure you get a spot. All volunteers must have a valid CORI with the school district.

**Please note - the DES Fun Run is for DES students in grades Kindergarten through 4 only. The DMS Color Run is for DMS students in Grades 5 through 8 only.**

Click HERE for frequently asked questions.