Wellness Weekend is back!  We’d like to welcome all to join the fun. We know that pursuing physical activity is one of the best ways to stay healthy and exercising can be more fun with others!  Come along and join us as we recruit friends and family for Salem Academy’s 2021 Wellness Month.  This event has something for everyone, from runners to paddleboarders, extreme athletes to families on a hike.  We invite you to REACH for your own goals by picking the event that’s right for you or creating your own adventure.

The SACS 2021 Wellness Week, with REACH the Beach as our marquis event, marks our first major fundraiser of the year for our Annual Fund.  Last year we raised a record of over $10,000, even without including a Reach the Beach event – we rock! A huge THANK YOU to all of you who helped us REACH that total. 

Your continued support and participation create a foundation for community building and deepens our school’s resources.  Our teachers and staff exceed expectations all year long and our students then follow their lead. Let’s keep them all going by showing them we’re by their sides – this year we’re setting our goal at $15,000!

Salem Academy is a public charter school that depends on 7-9% of our budget from philanthropic gifts. With the loss of our first major annual fundraiser, we have moved to create this virtual even to increase participation and awareness of the needs of Salem Academy as we begin the next school year. We hope that you will consider joining our fundraising efforts as you complete your challenges. Even if you only raise, $25, your donation will go far in helping ensure our students have what they need to be successful during this school year. Please make a gift or helping us fundraise by following the steps below!

Step 1

Register Online

Register online via Kindful

Registration is $10.00 for everyone!
We know that everyone is busy and dealing with a lot during the pandemic. If you are unable to fundraise, we ask that if you are able to make a suggested donation of $100 to Salem Academy Charter School. There will be a option for you to donate once you’ve paid your $10 registration fee.

Step 2

Pick Your Challenge!

See challenges under the challenge tab!

The goal of this event is to encourage as many people as possible to stay active in honor of REACH Day and our wellness programs at Salem Academy! The more the merrier! Prizes will be awarded for top finishers in each category!

Step 3

Set Up Fundraising Page

After registering ($10) you will get an invite from Diego Fellows, Development manager to set up your fundraising page! You can customize this page to reflect your challenge and why you’re choosing to stay active during Wellness Weekend with SACS. If you do not get a link to sign up for your page, email [email protected] and the issue will be addressed.

Once you’ve created your page, feel free to share online with your friends and family through email, social media and any other place you think other will see and be interested in contributing. If you need help thinking of what to say we have suggestions for copy below!

  1. Run Reach the Beach!
    Date: September 17-18, 2021
  2. 1 Mile Walk/1 Mile Run
    Date: October 16-17, 2021 (On Your Own)
  3. 5K Run
    Date: October 16-17, 2021 (On Your Own)
  4. 10K Run
    Date: October 16-17, 2021 (On Your Own)
  5. Half Marathon Run (On Your Own)
    Date: October 16-17, 2021
  6. Burn It to Earn It! a HIIT Class by Tread Tabata
    Date: October 17, 2021 7:00 AM
    *HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training*
  7. Sunrise Celebration
    Date: October 17, 2021 Time: 6:30 AM

Join us for a sunrise celebration on Sunday, October 17 at 6:30 AM at SACS. The group will walk over to Derby Wharf for a restorative and rejuvenating morning! We are beginning at 6:30 so that individuals can participate in both the HIIT class and the celebration!

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest runner, highest donation amount raised and most individuals donors supporting. *Reach the Beach Does not receive awards as it is a separate event run concurrently.

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Partner

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Honorable Mention


The Salem Academy Charter School Foundation is an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code registered with the tax ID#83-0368169. Contributions to Salem Academy are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The school’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends June 30 each year. Gifts are credited to the fiscal year in which they are received.

Wellness Weekend Info

Date September 1 – October 17, 2021
Time Anytime!
Location Locations Vary
Cost $10.00

Every year Salem Academy gets excited for Wellness Weekend! To start we put together a passionate team of staff and community members who drop everything and spend 24 hours running Ragnar’s 200-mile Reach the Beach (RTB) relay race across New Hampshire. While our team runs in NH, back at Salem Academy, our students and staff embark on local day trips to mountains, hills, and ropes courses in pursuit of better health, wellness, all while strengthening our sense of community.  Throughout the month (and some) we also encourage anyone else who wants to run in support SACS to do so!
This annual event is the cornerstone of our fall fundraising and kicks off the year with a splash! Please consider helping us support the pursuit of health and wellness at SACS and throughout the Salem community.


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