The sixth annual “Miles for Mom” 5K run/walk and kids’ fun run takes place Saturday, May 2, kicking off at the Long Beach boardwalk and Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach.

“There’s a DJ, there’s face painting, there’s going to be a warm-up,” says Viviana Russell, administration and communications manager for Mom-mentum. “It is a fundraiser, but it’s also to bring awareness to the work that mothers do.”

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Mom-mentum — formerly known as the National Association of Mothers’ Centers — offers a welcoming environment for mothers across Long Island to discuss personal and professional issues and to learn about public policy that concerns families.

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Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 5K is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger, and the fun run is $15 for kids 12 and under. The 5K race benefits Mom-mentum and is open to men and women.

The annual 5K is always the week before Mother’s Day, Russell says. For more information, visit