ClearShark Shark Sprint: Another EPIC Kids’ Race

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Over 400 kids participated in the 2nd annual ClearShark “Shark Sprint,” the EPIC kids’ race associated with the Across the Bay 10k.

Kids lining up at the start line for the ClearShark Shark Sprint on Saturday morning.

The Across the Bay 10k weekend was the full embodiment of the ClearShark spirit-presenting an event like the Shark Sprint and finding a fun way to donate to a local charity!

It may have been a rainy Saturday, but that didn’t stop over 400 kids from running in the 2nd annual ClearShark “Shark Sprint,” the EPIC kids’ race associated with the Across the Bay 10k.

Kids 12 and under gathered at the start line at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Saturday morning to participate in the Shark Sprint, which was 1-3 laps around the football field, depending on age. Each runner earned a finisher’s medal as they crossed the finish line.

Running wasn’t the only activity of the day! Runners and parents gathered under the kids’ tent to learn about reptiles, and even touch a boa constrictor, with Reptiles Alive. There was a chorus of “awwws!” when Lizard Liz brought out a blue-tongued skink named Spice. Spice was a crowd favorite! There was also face painting by Crystalooneys Creative Arts, and in the spirit of the day, many of the painted participants had their faces painted like sharks. Other fun activities included a moon bounce and lots of photo opportunities with the ClearShark racecar and Clark, the ClearShark Shark.

ClearShark are enthusiastic supporters of local community events and activities in addition to the Across the Bay 10k. They partner with University of Maryland Athletics, sponsor several high schools in Anne Arundel County, and avidly donate to local charities, including the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. In fact, in addition to sponsoring the ClearShark Shark Sprint, Miss Clark the ClearShark Shark ran the Across the Bay 10k on Sunday, and for every person Miss Clark the ClearShark Shark passed, ClearShark donated $2 to the Ulman Cancer Fund for a total of $5000.

"I'm so proud to be part of a company that is so actively involved in events like the Across the Bay 10k," says Brittany Wilson, Marketing Manager and Miss Clark the ClearShark Shark. "The Across the Bay 10k weekend was the full embodiment of the ClearShark spirit-presenting an event like the Shark Sprint and finding a fun way to donate to a local charity!"

ClearShark is an IT Solutions Provider and a 2014 and 2015 Inc. 5000 company based in Hanover, MD. They are a team of highly experienced sales professionals who provide their expertise to deliver the best overall enterprise storage, cybersecurity, virtualization, high performance computing, datacenter, and cloud infrastructure solutions to the federal government. ClearShark’s award-winning partnerships with industry-leading innovators ensure that their customers receive the ideal combination of products and services to exceed their mission and goals.

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