The 9th Annual Special Kids Race will be held this Saturday, March 7, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Special Kids is hosting a 15K, 10K, 5K and one 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, $50 for the 5K and $25 for the one mile family 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 currently available online through Friday, March 6th, at specialkidsrace.org. Event day registration will be available on March 7 for an additional $5 late fee.
Ellie is this year's Impact Special Kids partner for the 9th annual Special Kids Race. Joy exudes from Ellie when you're in her presence. She is silly, sweet, funny, loving, and happy. Ellie's positive demeanor no doubt has gotten her to where she is today as she has beaten the odds the medical community initially gave her. To read Ellie's full story, please visit SpecialKidsRace.org/fundraising.
For the ninth year, all race expenses are covered by sponsors, allowing funds from registration fees to directly benefit children with special needs at Special Kids.
The Special Kids Race is presented by its founding sponsor Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter with Diamond sponsors Ole South Properties, Backer-Springfield, K-Love, Air 1 Radio, The Very Idea and Platinum sponsors Walker & Dunlop. Gold sponsors include Ascend Federal Credit Union, Nissan North America, TwelveStone Health Partners, Wegmann Automotive, Baird, Fleet Feet, Jimmy Johns, Dunkin Donuts, Zaxbys. Silver sponsors are Once Upon a Child, Smoothie King, Tasty Table Catering, Rock Solid Security, Little Guys Movers, Stewart's Portable Toilets, Hooper Fence, A Step Ahead, WGNS, Morgan Family Foundation. Bronze sponsors include Tam Clark DJ & Music Services, Swanson Companies, Murfreesboro Pulse, Murfreesboro Voice, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, Wax Family Printing, Franklin Synergy Bank, Trustpoint Hospital, Heritage South Community Credit Union, Bill Taylor's Bushido School of Karate, Wild About Smiles, Murfreesboro Post, Murfreesboro Pure Milk, Boys and Girls Club, VIP Murfreesboro, Parks Realty, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Fully Promoted, Jim N' Nicks .
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.