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Mini Mermaids in the news: 2010


Martin Spierings, In the Long Run: No shoes? No problem

It's Tuesday afternoon at Del Mar Elementary School in Live Oak and groups of girls sit in circles around adult coaches who are holding white boards.

They are all part of the Mini Mermaid Running Club, which is in its second year, and are discussing positive-self talk, goal setting and nutrition. Useful lessons, the organizers hope not just for the 5-kilometer race they are training to complete in six weeks, but for the girls' development as confident, young women.

The first 60 girls to sign up at the beginning of the school year commit to participate for free in fully coached sessions twice a week and are entered into the all-women Mermaid 5k run in San Francisco on Nov. 14, thanks to donations from the public. (more)


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