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Mini Mermaids in the news: 2014


Club helps girls build self-confidence: Mini Mermaid Running Club encourges girls to listen to their 'inner mermaid'.

Ten of the 18 girls in the San Carlos school spent six weeks training for the 5K, or 3.1-mile, run in June. Not only did the girls work out after school, but they also went over curriculum aimed at motivating and empowering the girls. (more at the SM Daily Journal)




What are you really capable of doing?

Cancer diagnoses in 2001 and 2008 didn’t get Heidi Boynton down. In fact, it got her up and running. And as co-Founder of the Mini Mermaid Running Club, Heidi has discovered that the finish line is just the beginning in life. “Mini Mermaids is an after-school program,” says Heidi’s on the Mini Mermaids video. “It’s all about empowerment of girls; it’s all about healthy lifestyle; and it’s all about what you’re capable of doing as a women, as a girl.”  (more at the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce)



Sunday Races: 5K Sold Out; Spots Still Open for Half-Marathon, 10K

The Santa Cruz 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Mini Mermaid Running Club consists of a 3.1-mile journey along scenic West Cliff Drive past breathtaking vistas of the Pacific coastline. (more at




Business Digest, March 7, 2014: Heidi Boynton to address chamber luncheon / SANTA CRUZ

Heidi Boynton, co-founder of Mini Mermaid Running Club and Finding Sophia and founder of Team Mermaid, will address the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce Women in Business luncheon, which meets 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St.

A Santa Cruz resident, married and mother of two sons, Boynton pushed forward despite a cancer diagnosis in 2001 and another in 2008. She has competed in 25 triathlons, multiple marathons and iron man distance triathlons, and is passionate about self-esteem for girls and young women. Her remarks begin at noon. (more at Santa Cruz Sentinel)




Running with Paul Rakitin: The MH Marathon is around the corner if a challenge is needed

Are you looking for a challenge? Our wonderful city has its own half and full distance marathon race for runners who want to really test their bodies and minds. The Morgan Hill Marathon (including a half marathon) is now in its fifth year and will be held Sunday, Nov. 2. Runners come from across America to participate in our annual marathon. (more at Morgan Hill Life)

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