Miracle Babies 5K set for May 3 in San Diego

The seventh annual Miracle Babies 5K will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at Embarcadero Marina Park South, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. The event includes a timed 5K run at 8 a.m. followed by a family-friendly 5K walk at 9 a.m.

Every year more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely. Overwhelmed families often find themselves faced with unexpected financial difficulties. Miracle Babies provides education, support, and financial help to families with newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit.

This year’s theme is Superheroes — show your spirit by dressing as your favorite hero! Whether it’s Superman, Wonder Woman, a police officer, firefighter, soldier or even your favorite doctor, all heroes are welcome!

After the walk, participants and spectators will enjoy food, drinks and kids’ activities, including a Kid Zone and a Celebration of Life Fair! Strollers are welcomed and encouraged. Festivities will include an infant diaper dash and kids’ obstacle courses. Other fundraising incentives can be found at www.miraclebabies5k.com.

Registration fee for walkers is $20 for adults and free for children under 12. Runners’ fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Participants may register at www.miraclebabies5k.com or on event day.

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available and in-kind donations are being accepted. For information, contact jfelton@miraclebabies.org or call 858-633-8540.