Rose Run

Important Dates

  • March 15, 2019 at 8:45am: Rose Run Kick-off Assembly
  • April 12, 2019: Rose Run Event
    • TK/K Run 8:45am-9:15am
    • 1st/2nd Grade Run 9:30am-10:00am
    • 3rd/4th Grade Run 10:15am-11:00am
    • 5th/6th Grade Run 11:15am-12:00pm
  • April 19, 2019 at 1pm: Rose Run Prize Assembly
  • (Rain Dates: April 19 Rose Run; May 3 Prize Assembly)

About the Rose Run
All Roosevelt students participate in this fun event by running laps around the Mission Rose Garden in exchange for pledges from family, friends, and community member.

The Rose Run is Roosevelt’s largest fundraiser.  The money raised goes toward critical positions and programs for TK-6th grade students including Curriculum Specialists who assist teachers in the classrooms, Read With Roosevelt, Cultural Arts programs, Science Fair, and Field Trips.  These opportunities for our students are not funded by the school district and are made possible only through donations to REEF, the school’s volunteer-based parent/teacher organization.

Logo Competition
The Rose Run Committee is proud to announce that the winner of the 2019 Rose Run logo design competition is Ambika Mahto (2nd Grade)!  Ambika’s creative design incorporated students running inside roses.  Her logo will be featured on Rose Run printed material and the event T-shirt.  Congratulations Ambika!


Student Preparation and Awards
In preparation for the fun and exciting event, Roosevelt students work with their classes every week on good running form and discuss the benefits of regular exercise.  Preparing for the event helps students boost their confidence and physical ability.  Top runners for each grade in both male and female categories are awarded a medal and are congratulated on stage at the awards assembly.

Student Prizes
To reward students for their hard work getting pledges and earning money for their school, prizes are awarded including an exclusive Roosevelt LandShark tour and a sports themed prize room.  All students who bring in at least one pledge of any amount get to go to a Principle Popsicle Recess.  There are also prizes for the highest number of pledges regardless of total amount raised.  Top earners can win things like Principal for the Day, Teacher for the Day, KEYT Jr. Meteorologist, and a class party!

Another fun element of Rose Run is the Principal’s Challenge and Teacher’s Challenge!  The students suggest wacky feats for the principal and teachers to complete if the school meets or exceeds its fundraising goals for the year.  These have included kissing a frog, a whip cream Slip ’N Slide, and a dance medley performance!

2019 Corporate Sponsors
Another important aspect of this fundraiser involves support from local businesses who contribute by funding a corporate sponsorship.  There are several levels and benefits for the sponsorships including corporate name and logo recognition on the widely displayed event T-shirts worn by over 600 students and staff (Platinum/Gold/Silver level) and corporate name and logo recognition on ParentSquare posts, printed materials, Roosevelt Elementary website, and an event banner hung at school (Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze level).

If you are interested in sponsoring the Rose Run as a business, read about our 2019 Sponsor Levels and advertising opportunities on righthand column of this page.

Watch the Rose Run Video
Get inspired and watch a short video of the Rose Run and all of its events made by our own Rough Riders:

 Parent Volunteers
All of the activities and tasks associated with this amazing event are all performed by the parents and teachers of Roosevelt.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Help ranges from day-of-event helpers (water sprayers and popsicle distributors) to prize donations and assembly support.  If you are interested in helping in any way, please email us at

Contact Us
For any questions or comments, the Rose Run Chair can be reached at