Mermaids and Mermen Welcome! The Inaugural Mermaid Run 5k and Mermaid Mile will take place in Aberdeen Festival Park in Aberdeen, Maryland on May 2nd, 2020. Running, Walking, Skipping, Dancing and every other movement under the sea is welcomed to participate!
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!
Following the Run there will be a Family Friendly Under the Sea Bash. More Details to Follow!
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 is a very special organization to our family as they have helped us through support from the loss of our daughter, Ariella Jessica O'Mara. This event has is to honor her. She would have turned 2 years old by the time of the event and we wanted to honor her in a special way. We thought 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.