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Ready, Set, RACE! (Highlights from our 2015 Miles for Mothers 5k Run, Walk and Kid’s Fun Run)

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On Saturday, May 2nd Mom-mentum kicked off our 6th annual Miles for Mothers 5k, Walk and Kids Fun Run fundraiser on the Long Beach Boardwalk. It became the perfect day to honor mothers… just take a look!

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Those participating in the walk were greeted with an early, pre-race warm-up coordinated by instructors from Fusion Health and Fitness. There was music to pump everyone up brought to us by DJ Chef, along with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by local high school senior Sara Murphy.

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A yummy breakfast stop was provided by Long Beach Bagel Cafe. The boardwalk was lined with business supporters and event sponsors who provided participants a chance to see their services and products. Participants received a t-shirt and goody bags to take home including: a free lunch to Zorn’s, GoGo SqueeZ pouches, 2 free bowling games a day all summer long at Maple Family Lanes and a 30 day membership to Fusion Health and Fitness Long Beach.

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When the race began, the boardwalk was filled with excitement.

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Andrew Ditchik (of Syosset, NY) and Stephanie Braun (of Dix Hills NY) were cheered on by the crowd as they became the official winners of this year’s men and women’s 5k Run. Full race results can be viewed here.

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And of course, the event was filled with loads to do for kids and families including face painting donated by Adrenaline Entertainment, Kids Activities put together by Sportset RVC and Long Beach Macaroni Kids, a raffle filled with amazing gifts and—one of the highlights of the morning—the Kids’ Fun Run.

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What better way to celebrate Mother’s than by helping raise funds which underwrite a 40-year-old program that puts moms first by supporting them wherever their walk through motherhood might take them! We couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better way to honor mothers.

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A big thanks goes out to all those who helped in making the event a success by running and/or participating as a vendor, sponsor or volunteer.

Leave a Comment: If you were able to participate in the event we’d love to hear for you! Let us know what your favorite part of the morning was!

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Did you miss the fun this year?

Our Annual Miles for Mothers event will return in May of 2016! Be sure to subscribe to our monthly Mom-mentum eNews to keep up with details of our future events. Mom-mentum is a non-profit organization whose mission is the engage mothers personally, enrich them professionally, and empower them through public policy. Your donation helps us encourage positive change and support mothers everywhere.

* A very special thanks goes out to Long Island photographer Michael Koral of The Running Artist for all the terrific photos featured here on our blog.

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