The T9 Mermaid Race Series is a series of events sponsored by the women’s clothing store Title Nine. On June 3, 2018, the Mermaid Series returns to Riverfront Park for the Mermaid Run and the Mermaid Dash. Mermaid Series events are designed for every woman of any age or body type and aim to create a community of empowerment and support for women.

The Mermaid Run consists of both a 5k and 10k route along the Spokane River, starting and stopping in Riverfront Park. For $40 or $50, respectively, participants will receive race shirts, finisher’s medals and necklaces in addition to their race entry.

The Mermaid Dash is a 1.5 mile run/walk meant to introduce young girls to running or walking and provide them a sample of the excitement and accomplishment felt when crossing the finish line. Participants receive a medal, finisher necklace, and post-race food for an entry fee of $15. // (Allison Armfield)