Click here for Flier about the New “Dash for Cash”. Please read below for more information about how schools may earn money by participating in Spirit Run.
Spirit Run is presented by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation called Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc. (“NMSRI”). We are the Board of Directors of NMSRI, volunteers from the Newport-Mesa community who are dedicated to promoting childhood fitness and education.
NMSRI’s mission is (1) to present a community event promoting childhood fitness; (2) to provide free entries and bus transportation to Newport-Mesa Unified School District (“NMUSD”) students who are unable to pay; and (3) to provide an opportunity to receive a share of net proceeds to NMUSD schools, teams, and clubs demonstrating commitment to our mission.
Over the last six years, NMSRI has donated over $300,000 to benefit education and athletics in the NMUSD. NMSRI has also provided 1,000 underprivileged NMUSD students free entries and bus transportation to Spirit Run. To prepare students for the event, with help from members of University of California, Irvine’s Cross Country and Track Team, NMSRI has conducted fitness training at Costa Mesa elementary schools to prepare for Spirit Run. NMSRI has also assisted other NMUSD elementary and middle school running programs and teams.
In 2017, NMSRI will train students at three Costa Mesa elementary schools for Spirit Run. It is also committed to increasing the free entries and money it donates to NMUSD students and schools/teams, respectively. If you are interested in learning how your child’s NMUSD school can participate in Spirit Run, or you are associated with a NMUSD high school team or club interested in NMSRI’s High School Fundraising Program, please email email@example.com.
New in 2017, NMSRI is seeking to promote youth fitness and education throughout Southern California. NMSRI is introducing its NEW “Dash for Cash” fundraiser, a commission based program allowing Southern California schools outside NMUSD to participate in Spirit Run’s fun and and its funds. “Dash for Cash” is simple. The more students, families, and school supporters who register and run for a school registered for “Dash for Cash,” the more money the school raises.
Most of us are familiar with See’s Candies, wrapping paper, and dine-out fundraisers. At these fundraisers, school supporters purchase from a business, and the business pays the school a percentage (typically 10-25%) of the amount supporters spent, keeping the rest.
“Dash for Cash” is similar to these fundraisers, but better. A school registered for “Dash for Cash” earns a minimum of 25%, and as much as 45%! And, the percentage of registration fees paid by supporters that the school doesn’t receive benefits other children, not a for-profit business. Also, the school will be promoting health and fitness and school spirit.
To learn more about “Dash for Cash” check out the Dash for Cash flier.
For questions about “Dash for Cash” or to register your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to become involved in NMSRI, please contact us. We are seeking help in promoting registration, with volunteers on the day of the event, and through corporate, individual, or family sponsorships. To learn more about NMSRI or about how you can become involved, please email email@example.com.
Please join us in making the 34th Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run an enjoyable and successful event.
Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc. Board of Directors
Diane Daruty John Kerr
Scott Daruty Patti Kohler
Below is a list of the NMUSD schools participating in the 2017 event.
|College Park Elementary|
|Corona del Mar High School|
|Corona del Mar Middle School|
|Costa Mesa High School|
|Costa Mesa Middle School|
|Davis Magnet School|
|Ensign Intermediate School|
|Harbor View Elementary|
|Newport Coast Elementary|
|Newport Harbor High School|
|Newport Heights Elementary|
|Te Winkle Middle School|
Below is a list of the schools outside NMUSD participating in the NEW “Dash for Cash” fundraiser.
|Don Juan Avila Elementary|
|Harbor Day School|
|Our Lady Queen of Angels School|
|St. John the Baptist School|
|Tijeras Creek Elementary|
Below is a list of the NMUSD high school clubs/teams participating in NMSRI’s High School Fundraising Program.
|Corona del Mar Girls Lacrosse|
|Corona del Mar Girls Softball|
|Corona del Mar Vocal Music|
|Newport Harbor Girls Lacrosse|
|Okazaki Student Exchange|
|Spirit Run Youth Running Programs|