Ms President US students run in wet race on Mother’s Day

Kyela McGuire and Juliette Arencibia of Ms President US posed for a picture with Megan Searfoss after the annual Run Like a Mother 5K on May 12. Searfoss, owner of Ridgefield Running Company, founded the race.

Mother Nature couldn’t hold off the annual Run Like a Mother event on May 12. 

Ms President US, a nonprofit that inspires and prepares girls to aim for the highest civic leadership positions, participated in the race. 

Ridgefield resident Juliette Arencibia was named the elementary school winner after competing in the one-mile Kids Fun Run. Kyela McGuire, who participated in the Run Like a Mother 5K, was named the middle school winner. 

Rain and unseasonably cold temperatures did not deter Juliette. She ran to address Venezuela’s malnutrition crisis, a cause she has been devoted to long before running for election. 

Kyela and her running mate, Sophie Aguilar, raced on a “zero waste” platform and fully intend to do what they can to reduce waste in Ridgefield and beyond. 

To learn more about Ms President US visit mspresidentus.org/.

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