Newport Beach

Volume 4, Issue 76  |  September 20, 2019

Commit to be more fit in 2019 while raising funds for schools

For most, exercising more tops the list of New Year’s resolutions. However, good intentions are not always enough to achieve what can be a lonely, difficult and sometimes a painful goal.

But what if you could exercise with your friends or loved ones? Even better, what if you trained with them to run or walk in a fun-filled community event?

Lace up your shoes for Spirit Run’s new training program. Sessions take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Newport Harbor High beginning Monday, Jan. 14 and culminating in the Spirit Run on Sunday, March 17. There are regimens for adults, kids and families, so there’s a program geared to all ages and ability levels. 

Commit to be more fit family running

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–Adults: Don’t be intimidated, even if you feel like a “couch potato.” The “Couch to 5k” training is perfect for walkers and new runners, as well as runners needing a tune-up.

–Kids: The program welcomes new runners and those wanting to increase their speed. It’s also great for kids wanting more fitness for a team sport.

–Families: “Actions speak louder than words!” What better way to show commitment to a healthy lifestyle than training together for an event that can benefit the kids’ school?

On race day, March 17, Spirit Run offers events for every level, from walkers to runners; from first time competitors to elite athletes. It has something for every age, from toddlers to grandparents. Spirit Run even hosts the Dog Mile for humans 13 and older to run or walk with their favorite dog.

There’s no need to worry about the price tag, either. The training program’s modest registration fee covers the Spirit Run entry fee. And, if you register by Sunday, Jan. 6, you can save 10 percent with code RESOLUTION. Here’s how it breaks down with code RESOLUTION:

–Adults: $135 for 18 training sessions plus Spirit Run entry ($40 value)

–Kids: $90 for 18 training sessions plus Spirit Run entry ($30 value)

–Families: $157.50 for 18 training sessions plus Spirit Run entry ($100 value)

To register and for more details about Spirit Run’s new evening training program, visit

Your participation in Spirit Run can raise funds for your child’s school. For more details, visit

For the third consecutive year, Stu News is proud to be Spirit Run’s media sponsor. Spirit Run is presented by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation called Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc. (“NMSRI”). NMSRI is managed by an unpaid, volunteer board whose mission is to promote youth fitness and to donate Spirit Run’s net proceeds to benefit youth education and athletics.

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