Cougar DASH



Mark your calendars!  The Cougar DASH will be November 14, 2019!

WHAT IS the Cougar DASH The Cougar DASH is a fundraiser sponsored by the PTO that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle while raising money for Cornelius Elementary. Students will gather pledges, run about 20 minutes, collect pledge money and receive prizes! Or as we like to say, “RAISE MONEY. RUN FAST. WIN PRIZES!”

BEFORE THE DASHDownload a Pledge Sheet

Cougar DASH kicks off with a Pep Rally, where students learn the amazing prizes they can earn by gathering pledges from family, neighbors and friends. Sponsors can pledge an amount per lap or a flat amount. All donations and pledges are tax deductible!

If your family prefers not to solicit donations, please consider making a donation to the Cornelius Elementary PTO by check or donating online.


Join us for the FUN!  On November 14, students will be running/walking for about 20 minutes around a looped track at the school.  Each session of the  Cougar DASH  will last one hour, including warm up, run, cool down and a healthy post-race snack.  All are welcome to attend and cheer on your Dashers.  Signs, crazy outfits and noisemakers are encouraged!!

The schedule for the K-2 DASH and 3-5 DASH is:

9:00-10:00am – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades

10:00-11:00am -3rd, 4th and 5th grades 


Students need to collect their pledges by November 18, 22 and December 4, with checks payable to Cornelius Elementary PTO,  in order to be eligible to win prizes. Pledges can also be made online. Prizes will be ordered and awarded following the collection date.

The Cornelius Elementary PTO hopes to raise $25,000 through the Cougar DASH.  We appreciate your support of this fun initiative and for helping to promote a healthy, active lifestyle for our students!

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