Mermaid Run and Mermaid Mile:
Mer-Friends!!! We are excited to announce the Second Annual Mermaid Run 5k, Mermaid Mile and Virtual Mermaid Run for 2021. In person race will be held at Aberdeen Festival Park, Aberdeen, Maryland August 21st 2021!!
We had such a wonderful turnout last year, with so many wonderful Mer-Friends and Merminis in their costumes and Mermaid Gear!! We would love to see our fin-tastic friends running, walking, skipping and dancing under the sea and crossing that finish line!! 🧜♂️🧜♀️
The 5K Race will be professionally chip-timed by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing and offers a marathon-quality 5k finisher's medal and event shirt for all participants. The course is USATF Certified - Fast and FLAT! Costumes are encouraged, and we will have music and prizes!!
Proceeds will benefit the Maryland Chapter TEARS Foundation, a non-profit offering financial assistance to help with the cost of infant burial or cremation expenses as well as emotional support including online support groups and remembrance gatherings. www.thetearsfoundation.org
The Maryland Chapter TEARS Foundation holds a special place in our hearts to our family. This organization helped us with emotional support with the loss of our daughter, Ariella Jessica O'Mara.
Our little Ariella would have turned 3 years old this year. She would have loved to have seen all the amazing costumes, balloons and bubbles from last years Mermaid Run!
What better way than to help other families like ours who never thought they would have to plan for burial plots, cremation, funeral services while expecting a baby.
No one should ever have to go through the loss of a child but the honest truth is that many do. Through our support and event we hope to raise enough money to help many families.
This event is rain or shine; no refunds will be offered due to inclement weather or other reasons.