April 22 • Santa Cruz

run sweat love

Running with family. Sweating with joy. Loving every step

Join Mini Mermaid Running Club and Young Tritons Running Club (collectively MMRC) on April 22nd  at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds for Run Sweat Love 5k/1k Family Fun Run. Run Sweat Love is a unique opportunity to get the whole family involved and spend time together doing something fun while sharing the same goal: crossing the finish line.

On race day, 900 Mini Mermaids & Young Tritons from 25 different schools in Santa Cruz County will be participating in this event. Participants in these after school running programs have trained for 6 weeks for this race day. Both programs center on teaching kids self-compassion through movement and mindfulness. Curriculum for the programs includes combating bullying by teaching kids they have a voice to stand up for themselves and others.  Each program is led by volunteer coaches have who have worked with the girls in Mini Mermaids and boys in Young Tritons to build fitness and balanced living by utilizing movement and character-driven curriculum to help develop a child’s sense of strength, courage, and desire to be healthy and strong, heart, mind, and body.

“Run Sweat Love is about our community coming together,” said MMRC Executive Director Heidi Boynton. “This non-timed event is a celebration of family, community and our Mini Mermaids/Young Tritons crossing the finish line. There will be fun music, kids events, a family festival featuring local agencies serving the community, and an awesome start/finish line full of amazing volunteers cheering everyone on. This is one big party! There is something magical about crossing a finish line and Run Sweat Love give this moment to all ages, all walks of life, and all abilities.”

Learn more and register

People can learn more about the event and register online at runsweatlove.com. 100% of the profits will benefit Mini Mermaid Running Club and Young Tritons Running Club. Learn more about these worthy beneficiaries here.

WHAT:           Run Sweat Love 5k / 1k Family Fest

COST:             $35 for 5k, and $15 for Little 1k. Each participant gets a finishers’ t-shirt and medal. People can also register online and for a virtual run at runsweatlove.

WHEN:          April 22nd, 2017 at 10am

WHERE:          Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

Coaches and participants are available to schedule an interview before the event. Contact Heidi Boynton 834-234-6724 to schedule an interview.