The obvious benefit of a walk-a-thon as a school fundraising event is that it provides several types of fundraising opportunities all at once. The participants of course will be going out and getting sponsorship from members of the community and their families, and that will be a very significant source of income, but there are other ways that a walk-a-thon can make money, as well. At the site of the school fundraising event, it's a smart idea to keep in mind the people who will be there but not walking, as well as the walkers who finish the event in the early stages and stick around for a while to see their friends finish. Set up booths with food, drinks, and snacks, as well as tables with some direct sale fundraisers.
Aside from the financial benefits of the walk-a-thon school fundraising events, there are also the physical and emotional benefits. Fitness and health are on most people's minds these days, and a walk-a-thon is a great way to show the kids that exercise doesn't have to be boring. Also, the teamwork aspects of school fundraising events help teach students that working toward their goals as a group can have remarkable effects, and that school fundraising events are fantastic opportunities to put those teamwork skills to the test.