The Spirit of Benny


The Spirit of Benny®
At-a-Glance


7
YEARS

2000
RUNNERS
$70000
RAISED

8000
MILES



Learn what
we are all about


ABOUT BENNY

Benny Penner was a vivacious and beautiful boy who lost his life to Battens Disease in 2010 at the age of five...

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BENNY'S SPIRIT LIVES ON

Within six weeks of Benny's terminal diagnosis, Make-A-Wish® granted his family an all-expenses paid...

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A BENNY RECIPIENT

Meet a Spirit of Benny recipient - Ricardo, a 6th grade boy who resides in El Dorado County and has been fighting...

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A NEW PARTNER

Samuel Weiner with ReMAX will be donating $500 for every customer referral that results in a home sale or purchase...

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Testimonials



  • Make-A-Wish is honored to be the beneficiary of the Spirit of Benny Race and would not be able to grant as many wishes in our local community without their generosity.

    Jennifer Stolo
    Jennifer Stolo
    CEO, Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada
  • I have been honored to be a part of The Spirit of Benny since its inception in 2012!... a fun-filled morning of exercise, music, and friends all while giving back to our local children.

    Tania Cox
    Tania Cox
    Co-Owner/Manager, Gold Country Run+Sport, El Dorado Hills & Folsom
  • The Penner family has turned the loss of their son and brother into a worthwhile remembrance that brings out the best in our community.

    Melissa Copley
    Melissa Copley
    Participant and Ultra-marathoner






Race With Us

We invite you to join us on March 17, 2018. There will be live music, a raffle and free coffee. It will be quite a celebration!


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Contact us

It’s always a real joy for us to hear from you. Send us a message to find out how you can be a part of The Spirit of Benny.