This year’s Run for Mobility was an unforgettable event, not only for participants, volunteers and staff that braved the inclement weather – but for the over 3,000 people living with a disability that will now be provided with a brand new wheelchair! R4M fundraisers worked above and beyond, bringing in over $200,000 for wheelchair relief and raising awareness of disability issues around the globe.
Rain showers were the order of the day Friday and Saturday, but the enthusiasm of the Surf City USA ® Marathon could not be washed away and it was business as usual for the thousands of runners showing up to pick up their packets and enjoy the expo. Saturday night featured camaraderie and connection at the highly anticipated Fundraiser Appreciation Dinner event – held this year at the Huntington Beach Public Library, the evening featured good company, delicious food, and a chance to celebrate mobility.
And when Sunday morning dawn bright and early, the participants were rewarded with blue skies, brilliant sunshine, and a perfect course! The 26.2 milers were the first to go with a 6:30 starting time, followed by the 5K at 6:50 and the half at 7:45. Saving the best for last, the Kids Run kicked off at 8:45 to great excitement. It was another superb event for the Surf City USA ® Marathon, enjoying a record 20,200 runners from all 50 states and eight countries…and a crowd of over 40,000 cheering them on. For full results, visit www.runraceresults.com
and click on Surf City USA Marathon. Additional marathon information can be found at http://www.runsurfcity.com/
Free Wheelchair Mission enjoyed the chance to congratulate the runners after they came across the finish line and to thank their fundraisers for all their hard work and dedication to the cause.
To all that ran, walked, rolled, and fundraised…thank you again for a very successful Run for Mobility 2010! (To see more photos from this year’s event or to find out about fundraising through R4M in 2011, go to the FWM home page and click on Run for Mobility.)