Tread Lightly 5K & 1M Walk

Charity Event

EcoPotential NGO held it's annual Tread Lightly fundraiser, consisting of a 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk on June 7th, 2014 at the Lake Fayetteville paved trail, starting at Veterans Park. Our event theme this year is renewable energy! See flyer.

The Cause

EcoPotential NGO, 501(c)(3), strives to remove the roadblocks to sustainability.  Therefore, our annual Tread Lightly fundraiser (#treadlightly5k) will help raise funds for sustainability grant to go to a local k-12 public school project in NWA.


Event participants will help choose the school to receive the funds in a 3-step process.

  1. Race participants will vote for the school district that will receive the funds during online race registration. 

  2. EcoPotential NGO will send out requests for proposals(RFP's) to all the schools in the winning school district.

  3. Then the top fundraisers and EcoPotential NGO board members will review the RFP's and vote on the school to receive the sustainability grant . Votes will be weighted based on amount of money raised in the fundraiser.


If you sponsor or raise at least $3,000 or more, your vote will be worth 5 votes.

If you raise $1,000 to $2,999, your vote will be worth 3 votes.

If you raise $250 to $999, your vote will be worth 1 vote.

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