Apr 27, 2013 8:40 PM by KSBY (Staff)

Thousands turn out for 10th Annual Miracle Miles for Kids 10K

The 10th Annual Miracle Miles for Kids event took place Saturday morning. Proceeds from the 10K run help foster kids and families.

Runners of all ages and types came together to run the six mile course.

Stephanie Grant, a four-time participant in the race, said she loves the event because of the Family Care Network and community feel here on the Central Coast.

The morning began like any other run with group stretches and warm-ups, and then the race began. This year marked a major milestone for the event.

Jamie Baker, Director of Miracle Miles for Kids, said this is their largest fundraiser and they've now raised over $1 million during the 10 years they've held the event.

The run wasn't just about raising money to help foster kids and families. Runners also showed support for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

As runners made their way to the end of the race, excitement was in the air.

Joy Danley, a runner and personal trainer, said she was so happy to see the finish line and the sun out at the end of the race.

At the finish line, runners were greeted by hugs, cheering, and congratulations. Baker said watching people cry and laugh after the experience made it all worthwhile because it's for such a good cause.

Over 2,500 people participated Saturday in a race that wasn't considered a competition for first place, but instead, one where everyone was considered a winner.



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