The 7th Annual Special Kids Race will be held this Saturday, March 17, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Special Kids is hosting a 15K, 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 $45 for the 15K, $40 for the 5K and $20 for the one mile family fun run. A "Virtual Runner" option is also available for $25 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 16, at SpecialKidsRace.org. Event day registration will be available on March 17 for an additional $5 late fee.
Rachel and Bryson are this year's impact Special Kids partners for the 7th annual Special Kids Race. Rachel's smile is contagious. You can't help but be energized when you're around her. Rachel is a nursing and therapy patient. Her brother, Bryson, loves big and is a friend to everyone. Bryson is a peer-model in Special Kids' "EQUIP" program. Rachel and Bryson's mother shares, "Special Kids is not just a safe place for kids but it's a safe place for parents. There are times I've walked in and teachers will just pray for you. It's not easy being the parent of a special needs child and a 3-year old as well and we can struggle...I can pour my heart out and they will pour into me and speak God's word. There's nowhere else like Special Kids. I am so grateful." To read their full story, please visit SpecialKidsRace.org/Stories.
Beyond entrance into the event, race participants will receive a soft-style t-shirt, race medal, and additional race swag from presenting sponsor MMC and partners. For the seventh 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 sponsor Backer-Springfield and Platinum sponsors Walker & Dunlop and The Crossings at Victory Station. Gold sponsors include Max Shred, Newk's Eatery, New Vision Baptist Church, Ole South Properties and Stewart's Special Events. Silver sponsors are Adams Place, Saint Thomas Rutherford, Twelve Stone, Hooper Fence, The Morgan Family Foundation, A Step Ahead, Stones River Battlefield, Nissan North America, Little Guys Movers, Tam Clark DJ Services, Fleet Feet, Smoothie King, Snowie Bus of Nashville and Ascend Federal Credit Union. Bronze sponsors include Mobility Works, Franklin Synergy Bank, Wegmann Automotive, Once Upon a Child, Sims Recycling, Cooke Realty Partners, David Price Center, Turner Construction Company, TOA, Red Kap, Murfreesboro Pure Milk, Boys and Girls Club, Farrer Brothers, Jim N Nick's, Stones River Recycling, Wax Family Printing, Murfreesboro Pulse, Rock Solid Security, Tasty Table, The Very Idea, Southern Sunday Coffee, Stanlick Chiropractic and Murfreesboro Magazine.
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 3,700 children from 19 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892.