The Walkathon rallies and unifies the Saint Mary community in support of Art, Music and Language Studies for the children of our school.  Thanks to pledges collected by our students and donations made by our benefactors, we can continue to enrich our curriculum with vibrant programs in these essential subjects.

The 17th annual Walkathon - THANK YOU!

The 17th Annual Walkathon on Friday, May 17, 2019, raised more than $53,000 to support the arts programs at Saint Mary!

The Walkathon explored “The Trees of Philadelphia: An Urban Nature Walk.” Throughout the spring, students learned how trees have been culturally, environmentally, and symbolically significant since the founding of Philadelphia in “Penn’s Woods.” Their studies and fundraising efforts culminated in an urban nature walk throughout the rich historical and tree-lined streets and parks of our school’s neighborhood. 

Thank you to all of the parents, family, friends, faculty, and staff who all made the 17th Annual Walkathon a success! Saint Mary would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to the SEPTA Safety Team for their help in making the Walkathon safe and fun for everyone! We would also like to thank Target; the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania; the National Parks Service; the Howard Nursery of the Pennsylvania Game Commission; and the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation for their contributions in helping our students learn about the trees of Philadelphia!

A special Thank you to our walkathon event sponsors:


A complete listing of sponsors is available in our event book. Thank you all!

18th Annual Walkathon – Save the Date!


The 18th annual Walkathon will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. It will celebrate Philadelphia as the first World Heritage City in the United States through a collaboration with the Global Philadelphia Association.

The campaign will begin in March 2020. More information will be forthcoming. If you would like to donate to the arts programs at Saint Mary through the Walkathon, you may do so year round.

Online: To make a secure donation to support our students’ Art, Music and Language Studies Programs, please click here

Mail: Donations may be made payable to St. Mary Interparochial School and mailed to St. Mary Interparochial School, Fifth and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 


Click here for our 18th Annual Walkathon FAQs.