Foundation Fun Run


The Seventh Annual Foundation Fun Run was a big success!

The seventh annual Foundation Fun held on November 3, 2018 was a big success, welcoming 359 runners and raising over $15,000. Thank you to our event sponsors, runners, the friends, family, and school personnel who cheered on the runners, and the volunteers who helped stage and run the games!


       Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing
Google Atlanta
MembersFirst Credit Union   

West Atlanta Pediatrics
Wildwood Construction Services

Allison-Smith Company
Design Solutions Group
Southern A&E

EdwardJones/Rocky Clay
Fields Agency / Scott Fields
North Georgia Turf
Park Orthodontics
Sheriff Tim Pounds
Douglasville Ace Hardware
Karen Emory
Sissy Bunch
Sherry McKinley
Don Remillard

Beginner and experienced runners from pre-Kindergarten through middle school are welcome at the Foundation Fun Run. The top 10 male and top 10 female runners in each age category receive medals. The three schools that have the most top 10 finishers will each take home a trophy for permanent display and bragging rights!

The Douglas County Education Foundation, formerly Public Education Trust/PET, is the organization that raises money for the Douglas County School System. This is the seventh year the Douglas County Education Foundation has sponsored a fall Fun Run.

The first race is at 9:00 a.m. and is a 1.5 mile run for middle schoolers. Races for different ages continue throughout the morning, concluding with a 200M incredibly cute Tot Trot for pre-Kindergarten boys and girls!

 “The Fun Run raises money for school system teachers and students while at the same time promoting fun and fitness,” said Lynne T. Cole, a foundation board member and event co-chair. “The younger kids begin healthy practices, the better.”

“My fellow board members and I are happy to sponsor this annual event,” continued Ms. Cole. “It’s a wonderful morning of families and schools coming together for a great purpose. We have wonderful support from elementary and middle school PE teachers. They help us coordinate the races but also provide encouragement to their students who are running.”

The foundation’s first six Fun Runs have cleared $59,000, with the majority of those earnings returned to the school system through Classroom Impact Grants. Foundation sponsored Classroom Impact Grants are reaching almost 10,000 students across all grade levels this school year.

The foundation welcomes runners and event sponsors. For more information, send an email to, or visit the foundation’s website at

Concessions and KonaIce will be available.

The photos below are from last year's Fun Run.

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This young lady is a first place finisher for middle school girls.

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A first place finisher for boys in his age category!

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Aren't these young runners cute?

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And they're off!

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