BOOM! The 3rd Annual Dawn ‘Til Dusk Challenge is in the books! What a day. London kicked off at 7:07 am and just shortly after, Leeds started the rounds at 7:14 am. It was a day of laughter, good natured competition, sore feet, high fins and some really good pizza.
We had a steady stream of Mini Mermaids and their families, coaches, and Mama Mermaids all take a few laps around the course. We celebrated parkrun’s 15th birthday with teams from both Highbury and Roundhay parkrun and the 1st wedding anniversary of our own Khara and Steve Mills-Haunch. We had dueling legal teams from London and Leeds (who would’ve thought lawyers would get competitive) and we cheered the people using our relay for training for their 10, 13.1 and 26.2 miles challenges on the horizon. We had so many great conversations with people in our communities who stopped by to ask more about what we do and why.
Your generousity - of time, of money, of energy - means we SMASHED our goals for the day, both in terms of participation and fundraising goals. More importantly, every relay team member, virtual runner and donor has made it possible for us to bring Mini Mermaids to schools with limited resources and hopefully make a difference in how a girl celebrates her self-worth and value.
PS - #dawntildusk2020