8th Annual Special Kids Race

The Special Kids Race is quickly approaching. On Saturday, March, 9, 2019, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Special Kids is planning for 3,000 participants in the 15K, 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run.

Runners and walkers have the opportunity to participate in one of four race distances: 15K, 10K, 5K or 1-Mile Family Fun Run. The event welcomes all levels of participants and encourages the whole family to get involved. Race fees are $60 for the 15K, $55 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K and $25 for the 1-Mile Fun Run. A “Virtual Runner” option is also available for $30 if a participant would still like to be involved but cannot attend on the actual race day. Registration is open online at SpecialKidsRace.org.

Beyond entrance to the event, 15K, 10K and 5K race participants will receive a quarter-zip pullover, race medal and additional race swag from MMC and partners. 1-Mile Fun Run participants will receive a soft-style t-shirt and race medal. For the eighth year, all race expenses are covered by sponsors, allowing funds from registration fees to directly benefit children with special needs at Special Kids.

The race is an annual fundraiser for the local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center. The race revenue is 20% of the $1.4 million dollars needed annually to help keep operations up and running at Special Kids. Race participants and teams, even individuals not running or walking, can additionally help children with special needs by joining “Impact Special Kids”, an online fundraising community that helps supporters turn their creative fundraising ideas into a reality. Impact members can participate as individuals or create their own team.

“We are really looking forward to our eighth year of this event,” shares Stephanie Folkmann, Special Kids director of development. “Our hope is that the community will continue to take hold of this fundraising opportunity to come together for the kids.”

To register for the race, or discover more information about Impact fundraising, visit SpecialKidsRace.org.

Race sponsorship is available for local businesses to join MMC and others in supporting the event. To learn more about sponsorship, contact Rachel Braziel at rbraziel@specialkidstn.com or 615.893.4892.

The Special Kids Race is presented by its founding sponsor Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter with Diamond sponsor Backer-Springfield. Platinum sponsors are Walker & Dunlop and TwelveStone Health Partners. Gold sponsors include Ascend Federal Credit Union, Ole South Properties, Nissan, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital | Ascension, Fleet Feet Murfreesboro, Jimmy John’s and Hillard Lyons Shea & Dugger Wealth Advisors. Silver sponsors are Bushido School of Karate, A Step Ahead, Smoothie King, Little Guys Movers, Hooper Fence, MaxShred, The Morgan Family, Rock Solid Security, Zaxby’s and Tasty Table. Bronze sponsors include Wax Family Printing, MobilityWorks, TrustPoint Hospital, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, Murfreesboro Pulse, WGNS Radio, Swanson Companies, Tam Clark DJ Service, Franklin Synergy Bank, VIP Murfreesboro, Once Upon a Child, Murfreesboro Post, Wild About Smiles and Murfreesboro Pure Milk .

Special Kids is a Christian therapy and nursing center for children with special needs. The Murfreesboro-based ministry started with one child in 1998 and has grown to serve over 4,500 children from 19 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892.

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