ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- With their second annual Runapalooza Fun Run right around the corner, the administrative team at Medlock Bridge Elementary School in Alpharetta knew it was time to get the students pumped up for the big fundraiser.
On Friday, Aug. 26, principal Margaret Pupillo and her fellow administrators donned blue wigs and star-shaped glasses as they wowed the student body with their rendition of Katy Perry's "Firework" during the Runapalooza Rally.
And the students are starting to get excited for the event, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9. The run brings tens of thousands of dollars to the school, with many of the funds going directly to educational initiatives.
Runapalooza involves all Medlock Bridge students completing up to 25 laps on the track. They receive pledges for each lap they run from family, friends, neighbors and other members of the community.
This year, the school-wide goal is $50,000.