(MURFREESBORO) The 9th Annual Special Kids Race was held Saturday (3/7/2020) morning at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Reenactors from the Stones River National Battlefield started each race by firing Civil War muskets for the more than 2,900 runners in the 15, 10K, 5K and family fun runs.
The first race started at 7:00 o'clock with temps around 29-degrees and lots of sunshine.
Special Kids Executive Director Chris Truelove told WGNS that this year's Special Kids Race raised approximately $250,000. Over the past 9-years, $2-million has benefited the Christian therapy and nursing center for children with special needs.
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For the ninth year, all race expenses were covered by sponsors, allowing funds from registration fees to directly benefit children with special needs at Special Kids.
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/
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.