Don’t run from your mom! Run with your mom!

Just having brunch is overrated.  This year, make Mother’s Day weekend special by participating in the 3rd annual Mother’s Day 5K.  This event offers a fun and challenging course for all runners, joggers, and walkers on Saturday morning, May 7 at Gladden Farms Community Park.  Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and the official race time is 9 a.m.  Sign up your family today.

Marana’s Mother’s Day 5K isn’t just your typical 5K.  This Mother of all Runs has earned that designation due to the number of unique quirks enjoyed by participants.  For example, every mom who crosses the finish line will receive a beautiful rose.  As you enjoy its lovely fragrance, let Massage Envy take care of your muscles: they’ll be providing free Mommy Massages at the event.  Even better, if you are among the first 200 to sign up, you’ll get a free event t-shirt.  Finally, all participants are entered to win fun raffle prizes.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year,” says Marana Parks and Recreation Interim Director Cynthia Nemeth-Briehn. “We really can’t celebrate moms enough, and you can just feel the love all around among these participants.”

Event pre-registration closes on Wednesday, May 4.  Register early and pay only $20.  Event-day registration is $25 and children ages 12 and under can run for $15.  And guess what?  Because the event is on Saturday, you won’t miss brunch after all.  Now that you’ve burned all those calories, you can enjoy an extra dessert!