Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center is a nonprofit organization providing free services to families of children with special needs. Their mission is to empower families of children with special needs to successfully understand and access the systems that serve them. Matrix offers person-to-person consultations, workshops, trainings, support groups, a resource library, information packets, and more. Matrix serves Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.


Matrix Mighty Milers is an inclusive running program for children of all ages and abilities. The Mighty Milers program includes weekly training runs with coaches Mark Drafton and Natalie Pesce. These runs prepare the children for The Santa Rosa Marathon 5K race on August 24th. The Mighty Milers team trains and runs together. Some of the children on the team do not have special needs. The experience of belonging created during the trainings builds confidence in all of the runners. It is especially empowering for those who have special needs.

We need YOUR help to make this a success! Every child, regardless of ability, should have the opportunity to set, train for, and reach a goal. Participating in Matrix Mighty Milers is a fun way for all children to make a difference. Please consider making a donation to support our Matrix Mighty Milers team. All donations go directly to Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

We hope you’ll join the Matrix team or donate to support the crucial services they provide!

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