The Newport-Mesa Spirit Run (“the Event”) 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. Several of us are parents of students in schools across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).
Our mission is (1) to present a community event promoting childhood fitness; (2) to provide scholarship (i.e., free entries and bus transportation) to children in the district who are financially unable to pay; and (3) to provide an opportunity to receive a share of net proceeds to any school in the NMUSD demonstrating commitment to our mission.
In the last two years alone, NMSRI has donated over $100,000 to NMUSD schools, as well as provided over 150 NMUSD students with scholarships and bus transportation to attend the Event. To prepare students for the Event, we have conducted fitness training at three Costa Mesa elementary schools and have assisted several other NMUSD elementary running programs. In 2013, the Event’s 30th Anniversary year, our goals are to increase the availability of scholarships and donations to NMUSD students and schools, and to expand student training to a fourth Costa Mesa school.
If you have a child in the NMUSD, your child’s school has the opportunity to be part of the Event. At the beginning of each school year, we invite NMUSD principals to participate in, and benefit from, the Event. For the 2013 Event, by November 15, 2012, NMUSD principals were required to email us their intent to participate, and later, to commit to the Event’s promotion plan. By so doing, the schools became NMSRI Promotional Partners and will: (1) earn 50% of the registration fees collected from their first 50 Event registrants; (2) become NMSRI Profit Sharing Partners by bringing 50 or more Event registrants; (3) receive 100% of donations directed to their school; and (4) become eligible for additional incentive programs and awards, such as directed donations from family sponsors and a payment made to the schools with the largest participation and most improved participation (each by percentage of student body). For more information about how your school can participate in and benefit from the Event, email us at info [at] nmspiritrun [dot] 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. Your support will help to support youth fitness and education throughout the NMUSD. To learn more about NMSRI or about how you can become involved, please email info [at] nmspiritrun [dot] org.
Please join us in making the 30th Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run an enjoyable and successful Event.
Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc. Board of Directors
Diane Daruty Dave Kobrine
Scott Daruty Patti Kohler
Raylene Groves Kelly Monahan
College Park Elementary
Corona del Mar High School
Corona del Mar Middle School
Costa Mesa High School
Ensign Middle School
Harbor View Elementary
Newport Coast Elementary
Newport Harbor High School
Newport Heights Elementary
Costa Mesa High School Track & Field and Cross Country
Davis Magnet School Running Team
Eastbluff Elementary’s Fast Feet Running Club
Harbor View Elementary’s Vikings Track Team
Newport Coast Elementary’s Coyotes Running Club
Newport Heights Elementary’s Sharks Running Club
Corona del Mar High School Track and Field and Cross Country
Newport Harbor High School Girls’ Lacrosse