To set up a Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser at a school, a person must fill out an application on the Boosterthon website. If the school is approved, Boosterthon works with organizers to set up and execute the event.
The Boosterthon application, which one can find on the Contact page of the organization's website, can be completed by anyone in the school or community. It requires the name and contact information of the applicant, along with basic school information. The form asks for data about the student body size, grade levels and previous fundraisers. Boosterthon works with a limited number of schools each year, so an application is not a guarantee.
One of Boosterthon's goals is to take the stress out of fundraising for administrators, educators and parent organizations. If Boosterthon approves a school's application for a Fun Run, company representatives walk the event organizers through each step of the process.
The success of a Boosterthon Fun Run depends on per-lap pledges to participating students. According to the company, most students complete between 30 and 35 laps on a course that measures 1/16 of a mile. Boosterthon staff spend nine days at a school for each event, leading group events and managing the race. Their presence enables teachers and administrators to participate in the Fun Run.