|Help us promote health and fitness in local school children by donating entry fees and providing bus transportation to the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run and Fitness & Youth Expo for those unable to pay.|
The 28th Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run will take place on March 27, 2011 in Newport Beach, CA. Newport-Mesa Spirit Run is a fabulous road race event promoting fitness, family, community, and education. After the event, any remaining proceeds from the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run are donated to schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
The event consists of three adult races (15k, 10k, and 5k), eight youth races (Youth 5k and seven 1/4 to 1-mile races), and a Fitness and Youth Expo. All participants in the youth races receive a t-shirt and finisher's medal, are eligible for prizes, and have free entry into the Expo for games, food, and activities. The Expo is located in Edward’s Big Newport and all races are run within Fashion Island.
As we all know, poor eating, inactivity, and obesity is on the rise in our children. One major goal of Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc. (“NM Spirit Run”) is to stop this trend by promoting fitness through running. NM Spirit Run is promoting the event at the Newport-Mesa elementary, junior high, and high schools, as well as to youth running clubs, and schools throughout Orange County.
This is where you come in. NM Spirit Run wants to make it possible for all children in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to participate in the Youth Races and in the Fitness and Youth Expo. To encourage children whose families may not have the means to register and participate, it offers scholarships to cover entry fees, and plans to provide bus transportation to the event. Net proceeds, if any, will be donated to needy schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
NM Spirit Run brings youth fitness to an even higher level by striving to make its Spirit Run the most competitive youth running event, with the broadest range of races for all ages. Newport-Mesa Spirit Run hosts one of the only Youth 5ks (pre-high school) in the country. This unique road race allows children to command the course, without adult interference, and to break the ribbon at the finish line.