Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Mile

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Mile

Sun, March 1, 2020, 8:00am

Newport Beach, CA

The 37th Newport-Mesa Spirit Run is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, California. The Spirit Run has running & walking events for every age and ability level. Road races for adults include the Elite, Open, Family & Dog Mile as well as the 5K, 10K & 15K. Races for children include six separate ¼ to 1 Mile races for ages 4-18, the Youth 5K & the Toddler Trot. For families, Spirit Run offers the 5K Family Walk and Family Mile. For the list and schedule of all races, go to: www.nmspiritrun.org/event-schedule/

Mile legend and Olympian Steve Scott returns to introduce the Elite & Open Mile races and will warm up & run with the kids in the Youth 5K and Youth ¼ to 1 Mile races.

2020 Prizes
The Spirit Run will offer an Elite Mile cash prize purse for men breaking 4:00 minutes and women breaking 4:30. Stay tuned for details on the amount of the cash prizes and how many under those time thresholds will win.

In the other events, Spirit Run awards medals to age division winners as well as prizes from Blaze Pizza, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Balboa Candy and more, 200-plus in all! Competitors may race multiple races and are eligible to win each one. All competitors - youth, adult and canine - will receive "Spirit" medals when they cross the finish line. Visit www.nmspiritrun.org/awards-results to learn more.

Elite, Open, High School and Dog Mile races take place on a fast, point-to-point USATF certified course that begins with a subtle incline for a ¼ mile than it's downhill to the finish line. Spirit Run’s 5K and 10K courses are also pretty swift, both ending on a decline. Visit www.nmspiritrun.org/course-maps to view course and elevation maps.

The Spirit Run Elite Mile is again a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing America's best Mile races throughout the year.

Spirit Run offers more than racing and walking. In between the walking and racing events, participants and spectators enjoy a Youth & Fitness Expo with fun food and beverages, live music, massage and shopping for adults as well as youth activities including a rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, surf simulator, health & fitness information and more. Also bring your dog to or adopt one at the Dog Expo.

NEW in 2020
Spirit Run will host a "Spirit"-themed costume contest with prizes. Visit www.nmspiritrun.org/costumecontest to learn more.

The net proceeds of this long-standing community event benefit education and athletics in local schools.

EVENT RECORDS
3:58 Daniel Herrera (USA / LA), 2018
4:33 Samantha Murphy (CAN / CA), 2019

2019 Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Elite Mile Champions
Jeff Thies (USA / CA), 4:04
Samantha Murphy (CAN / CA), 4:33, event record

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