26th Annual Newport Beach “Spirit Run” Attracts Nearly 2,000 Runners To Benefit Elementary Schools In Newport-Mesa Unified School District

newportbeachspiritrun2009“…nearly 2,000 runners – some as young as 4 years old – braved intermittent downpours and gusty winds Sunday to compete in the Newport Beach Spirit Run, which began at 7 a.m. on Newport Center Drive across from the Fashion Island mall.

The Spirit Run, now in its 26th year, consists of 11 timed events though the streets of Newport Beach near Fashion Island. All but three of the races are for kids in middle school or younger.

The Spirit Run is organized by parents at five Newport Beach elementary schools – Andersen, Eastbluff, Harbor View, Lincoln and Newport Coast – which are the primary feeder campuses for Corona del Mar High School, serving seventh- through 12th-graders.

Most of the race’s proceeds will go to the five elementary schools’ PTAs, although participants from other Newport-Mesa Unified School District elementary campuses may request that a portion of their $20 entry fees go to their schools…”



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