Discount for Special Kids race

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The Special Kids Race announced today that only a few days remain until late registration prices increase on January 16 for the charity event held in Murfreesboro.

The 5th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) invites both runners and walkers to participate in the 15K, 5K, or 1 mile distances on Saturday, March 19. The early registration discount of $40 for the 15K and $35 for the 5K will expire on January 16 and increase by $5. Participants can register before the discount expires online at

The Special Kids Race is an annual event existing to support local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center. The run has grown to be one of the largest races in Murfreesboro, with 3,250 participants expected in this year's event. Reenactors from the Stones River Battlefield will fire a cannon to give participants a memorable start for the third consecutive year. Runners and walkers will also be awarded finishing medals by children from Special Kids.
This year, businesses that wish to be involved have two options for supporting the event through sponsorship and the brand new corporate challenge. The new corporate challenge encourages businesses to pay for their employees' registration and to commit to raising $250 or more. Prizes will be given to corporate challenge teams recognizing fundraising, the most spirit, the largest team, and the fastest team.

Special Kids is joined again in 2016 by founding and presenting sponsor Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and Surgicenter. Several other businesses have decided to partner to help the children including gold sponsors Max Shred, New Vision Baptist Church, Tiffany Lane, Stewart's Special Events, and Newk's Eatery. Silver sponsors are Ascend Federal Credit Union, A Step Ahead, Fleet Feet Murfreesboro, and Stones River Battlefield. Bronze sponsors for 2016 include Franklin Synergy Bank, Bill Taylor's Bushido School of Karate, Once Upon a Child, Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists, Fast Signs, Farrer Brothers Hardware and Rental, Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County, Jim 'N Nick's BBQ, Slick Pig BBQ, Murfreesboro Pulse, WGNS Radio, and VIP Murfreesboro. To learn more about sponsorships, contact Stephanie Folkmann or 615.893.4892.

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 3,000 children from 18 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information, please visit or call 615.893.4892.

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