Join us for a special run on Mother’s Day at Gilcrease Orchard! Our goal is to make the event an annual Mother’s Day tradition for families. A way to burn calories before perhaps celebrating over brunch. 74% of the 600 registrants are female and close to 100 kids are participating in the Kids Sunflower Fairy Stroll.
Every participant receives a fresh-cut sunflower with their sunflower-themed finisher’s race medal and kids get to make a free Mother’s Day craft for mom.
The Honorary Race Starter is Sonia Anderson, Co-Founder & CEO of Andson, Inc., a local non-profit that provides free programs in academics and financial literacy. Andson provides free after-school tutoring at 18 library locations across the Vegas valley.
Despite growing up in a poor third-world country under gruesome circumstances, former single Mom, Sonia went on to achieve business success and since her success resulted from the help of caring strangers, she pays it forward by helping kids achieve academic success through Andson, Inc.
Bee-utiful Sunflower Run Names Sonia Anderson Honorary Race Starter
Beyond Limits Running today announced Sonia Anderson, Co-Founder & CEO of Southern Nevada-based non-profit Andson, Inc., has been named the Honorary Race Starter for the 27th Annual Bee-utiful Sunflower Run taking place Sunday, May 14th at the nearly 100-year-old Gilcrease Orchard in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A field of 600 will join Sonia on Mother’s Day as they run or walk a 5K, 10K or 1-Mile Kids Fairy Stroll throughout the entire Orchard just as their sunflower field blossoms to life.
Stephanie & Ken Rubeli, Co-Founders of Beyond Limits Running and Co-Race Directors of the Bee-utiful Sunflower Run stated, “As Hellen Keller famously said, ‘Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflower does.’ Despite growing up in one of the poorest countries in the world, Sonia has not only found a way to outrun the shadows as she chases the sun; for the past 13 years, she has been sharing her sunshine and blessings with the children of Southern Nevada. Sonia and her son Anthony founded Andson, Inc., dedicated to providing free supplemental educational programs to “at-risk” students across the valley. Sonia is the blossoming sunflower we all should strive to be.”
Sonia Anderson, Co-Founder & CEO of Andson, Inc. commented, “Growing up in a third-world country under gruesome circumstances, my success is totally the result of the help of caring strangers, so Andson is my way of paying it forward.”
About Beyond Limits Running
Co-founded 12 years ago by Stephanie Rubeli, a double organ transplant recipient, and her husband, Ken Rubeli, Beyond Limits Running (“BLR”) was formed to help runners of all abilities run past their perceived limits by competing in running events.
Ken is a former casino executive and retired CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Currently, he serves as board president of Las Vegas-based Andson, Inc.
Stephanie is a co-founder and board president of Phoenix-based Mindful Youth Foundation. Known for its over-the-top festive events, BLR produces the Beyond Limits Ultra, the Happy Hippie Harvest Run and the Bee-utiful Sunflower Run. BLR recently sold its nationally recognized Jackpot Ultra Running Festival to Aravaipa Running.
Learn more at www.BeyondLimitsRunning.com.