April 1 - May 1, 2021

Raise money for our schools!

Explore Our Town and have fun learning more about Novato on a local adventure to our Discovery Stops.

100% of the money you raise goes to your designated NUSD school or club.  If you want to raise money for ALL the schools, choose School Fuel.


Participants Leaderboard

1. Mathews Gilkerson Family  $2,105
2. House of Winsor  $2,006
3. Shelley Vasquez  $2,004
4. David, Andres and Alejandra Chinchilla..  $1,800
5. Chris Rosa  $1,730
6. Natalie and Natasha  $1,500
7. Tehniat and Zain Cheema  $1,430
8. Nick Williams  $1,210
9. Susan Halstead  $1,205
10. John & Dana Marshall  $1,175
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Schools Leaderboard

1. Sinaloa  $7,361
2. San Jose  $6,018
3. San Marin High  $4,844
4. Loma Verde  $4,620
5. School Fuel  $4,602
6. Pleasant Valley  $3,937
7. Lynwood  $3,618
8. San Ramon  $3,152
9. Rancho  $2,959
10. Olive  $2,556
11. Novato High  $1,998
12. Marin School of the Arts (Novato High)  $1,820
13. Lu Sutton  $634
14. San Marin Music Boosters (San Marin High)  $375
15. NHS Class of 2021 (Novato High)  $285
16. Sports Boosters Club (Novato High)  $250
17. Hamilton  $224
18. NHS Class of 2024 (Novato High)  $212
19. NUSD Early Intervention  $200
20. NUSD Special Education  $18

Latest Messages

I raised my goal a little to see if I could beat Mike Saisi, Sinaloa's VP. 😏🚴‍♀️ ...
Posted by Tracy Walker on May 3

My final ride for #SchoolFuel #TourofNovato is complete! Short ride today of 12.6 miles, which I was...
Posted by Chris Rosa on May 2

Yayyyyy we completed all the discovery stops. Thank you for your support we appreciated...
Posted by Esparza Avila Family on May 1

We made quick trips to the last four spots today, just in time! We'll come back soon to several...
Posted by The Defreese Perri Family on May 1

Will finish my tour this weekend! Thanks to all who donated for Sinaloa! Can still donate if you w...
Posted by Susan Halstead on May 1

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Latest Donations

$50 donated by The Garton Family for Nick Williams

$25 donated by Tenesa Vuillemenot for Jennifer Beales

$25 donated by Tenesa Vuillemenot for Doreen Gurrola

$25 donated by Tenesa Vuillemenot for Swanson House

$25 donated by Tenesa Vuillemenot for Susan Halstead

$25 donated by Tenesa Vuillemenot for Jeffery Wallace

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For 2021 we've created a self-paced adventure with a variety of fun challenges.

School Fuel's Tour of Novato - Explore Our Town

Explore Novato at your own pace and earn digital badges by visiting Discovery Stops all around town.


The Tour of Novato is an annual Novato-wide celebration of our schools, and a fundraiser to support them.  You can find out more about School Fuel at our foundation website.

This year, we have redesigned the event with public health considerations and COVID-19 in mind. Instead of a one-day gathering, the Tour of Novato this year will be a series of Discovery Stops and challenges that you and your family can complete on your own timeline. As you visit each stop, scan the QR code posted at the location, or check-in from your personal fundraising page.  As you complete the stops, you will earn badges on your page to show off your progress!  Watch this year's video to learn more.



Visit Discovery Stops between April 1, 2021 and May 1, 2021. We will have weekly extra credit challenges though the end of fundraising.  Fundraising for this year's event will close at the end of the day on May 20.

Tour of Novato Honor Roll

Congratulations to these participants who have checked in at all 16 Discovery Stops!

  • Team Sangster
  • Lukey Karl & Family
  • Starn Family
  • Julie Spaan
  • The Fillingers
  • House of Winsor
  • Cheriann Reed
  • John & Dana Marshall
  • Sims Family
  • Mathews Gilkerson Family
  • Barbara Roddie
  • The Defreese Perri Family
  • Cash Campbell
  • Joe Silvestri
  • Edie Ainsworth
  • Kairi Leyland
  • Karen Leech
  • Esparza Avila Family
  • Chris Rosa
  • Rachel Ojeda
  • McNear Family