The 33rd annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Is scheduled for Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. With 11 road racing events, a Family Walk, and a Toddler Trot, Spirit Run has something for every age, from toddlers to grandparents. Adult racing events include 5k, 10k, 15k (run 5k & 10k, times combined and ranked), elite mile, and open mile. Youth races include Youth 5k (high school age and under), six separate 1/4 to 1-mile races age 4 and older, and Toddler Trot.
Spirit Run has redesigned its 5k, 10k, and mile courses and they are faster than ever! Each course ends on a decline. Spirit Run's new Elite Mile Race is a very fast point to point course ending, and with most of the course, on a decline
In between the walking and racing events, participants and spectators enjoy the Youth & Fitness Expo adjacent to the start line. Expo hosts a delicious pancake breakfast, other food and beverages, live music, youth activities, massage, health and fitness information, and more.
Finisher medals are awarded to youth finishers in all youth races. Adults and youth are eligible to win medals and fabulous prizes.
Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Prices for adult racing events are $40 and up; youth, $25 and up. Parking is available next to Regal (Edwards Big 6) Cinemas at Avocado Dr., Civic Center (formerly Farallon). and also San Miguel. Follow signs and directions of volunteers.
The net proceeds of this long standing community event benefit education and athletics in the Newport - Mesa Unified School District.
Visit nmspiritrun.org for more details.