36th Annual Spirit Run “Dash for Cash” school fundraiser

For 35 years, Spirit Run has benefited schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD). Now, with Spirit Run’s “Dash for Cash” fundraiser, schools outside NMUSD can also share in Spirit Run’s fun and funds. “Dash for Cash” is simple. The more students, families and school supporters who register to run for a school, the more money the school raises.

Most of us are familiar with See’s Candies, wrapping paper and dine-out fundraisers. School supporters purchase from a business, and the business pays the school a percentage (typically 10 – 25 percent) of the amount supporters spent, keeping the rest.

36th Annual Spirit Run students

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Our Lady Queen of Angels students participated in a past “Dash for Cash” during Spirit Run

“Dash for Cash” is similar, but better. “Dash for Cash” schools earn a minimum of 25 percent, and as much as 45 percent. And, the percentage of registration fees the “Dash for Cash” school doesn’t receive benefits other children, not a for-profit business. Plus, “Dash for Cash” schools promote health, fitness and school spirit, as students and families run or walk together at Spirit Run.

Visit www.nmspiritrun.org to learn about Spirit Run’s 15 adult and youth running and walking events and its event day Youth & Fitness and Dog Expos. Visit School/Teams under the About Us page to download the “Dash for Cash” application. 

Spirit Run is an adult and youth road race and expo event celebrating its 36th year on March 17, 2019 at Fashion Island. 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 all-volunteer board whose mission is to promote youth fitness and to donate Spirit Run’s net proceeds to benefit youth education and athletics. NMSRI wants to promote youth fitness throughout Southern California. It created “Dash for Cash” to spread Spirit Run’s fitness, and to share its funds throughout Southern California.