“The annual Summit for the Planet connects the MMS school community with local area organizations and businesses supporting the environment and teaching young people the importance of stewardship,” commented MMS Head of School Mary Supriya McDonald. “The walk-a-thon is a way for our school to raise funds and awareness, and a day of play and fun for families and all the visitors who join us on the mountaintop.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the event be canceled if the weather is bad?
In case of rain Saturday, the walk-a-thon will run as planned on the beautiful course under the trees in our campus forest. The walk-a-thon award ceremony, eco-carnival activities, trash fashion show, etc. will all be held indoors in the upper campus classrooms, library and Assembly Room. Not to worry, we will stay warm and dry once we return from the walk!
Q: Which organizations can participate?
A: Any tax-exempt organizations that meet a few simple requirements – click here for details
Q: On the day of the event, do parents need to supervise?
A: The event organizers do not provide childcare or supervision, so please check with the coordinator at your organization/school. This is a family event so we encourage you to participate with your child.
Q: Is there an entrance fee?
A: No, however all participants are encouraged to get at least $130 in sponsorships. (min of $65 to get a t-shirt) Please join us as a guest!
Q. Is the 5K course strenuous?
A. The 5K course is primarily on a well maintained dirt road that runs up and down through stunning redwood forests and passes vistas to the Monterey Bay. Sturdy walking shoes are a must. The 10K or 15K options simply involve doing the 5K loop two or three times.
Q. May I bring my dog? May I ride my bike?
A. We’re sorry, but no pets are allowed on the course. This is also true for any wheeled conveyance such as bicycles, skateboards or skates. This is for everyone’s safety. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.
Q. Do I need to bring my own food and water?
Please bring a re-fillable water bottle. There will be several hydration stations and one nutrition station on the walking route. Organic Food will be available for purchase at the celebration
Q: How can I make a pledge by check?
A: Please make your check to “Mount Madonna School – Summit Fund” and write the walker’s name on the comment line of the check.
Mail the check to:
MMS Summit for the Planet Fund
491 Summit Road
Mount Madonna, CA 95076
Thank you for the support!!