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Money will go toward school improvements, teacher grants, supplies, art programs and more. 

On a gloomy Wednesday morning, students at Bolton Primary School paid no mind to the darkening sky or wet grass as they ran in circles around their campus to raise over $30,000 for their school.

On Sept. 28, the primary school's parent club hosted its annual Jog-a-Thon fundraiser. The event provides funds for student-focused activities and materials.

COURTESY PHOTO: CHRISTIE BAUER - Students at Bolton Primary School celebrated their Jog-a-Thon success.

This year, the club will distribute funding to school improvements, teacher grants, classroom supplies and art programs, among other initiatives.

COURTESY PHOTO: CHRISTIE BAUER - Despite the rainy weather, students at Bolton Primary School ran outside all morning to raise over $30,000 for their school.

During the hourlong event, students set fundraising goals for how many laps they would run. The students then collected pledges from families and community members to raise money for their school. Each grade took turns running as many laps as they could in 20 minutes.

COURTESY PHOTO: CHRISTIE BAUER - Principal Derek Porter got pied in the face after the students raised their $30,000 goal.

Principal Derek Porter — who joined the school earlier this summer — stood on the sidelines high-fiving students as they ran past. At the end of the celebration, students and staff joined together in the auditorium and watched Porter get pied in the face.

COURTESY PHOTO: CHRISTIE BAUER - Bolton principal, Derek Porter, cheered students as they raced around the track.

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