Where can you find a unicorn, shark, dinosaur, alien, tin man, and more? At Cardigan's annual Funsie Onesie Runsie! Now in its third year, the hilarious event involves running our 1.2 mile cross country course wearing a onesie, pajamas, Halloween costume, or anything else you care to wear. Coordinated by Cardigan's chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, the race raises money for the nearby Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), New Hampshire's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital.
This year over 100 Cardigan students and 15 faculty members sweated for the cause, and raised over $575 for CHaD. Winners of best costume went to Oscar Penn ’25, Liam Burke ’23, Guillermo Zaragoza ’24, Channing Rice ’24, and Coach Ryan Frost P’25. Director of Gates Eric Escalante P’20,’22 and Nate Watson ’23––both donning shark onesies––threw down the gauntlet with a challenge to “Beat a shark, get a candy bar!” History teacher Chris Kelleher upped the stakes with a coaches’ challenge by donating to CHaD for members of the football team.
Pride, candy awards, school spirit, and a drive to ‘help the other fella’ were on the line, and the fundraiser was a “wild success”!