The First-Ever Special Kids Race is close to selling out. The race currently has less than 350 slots available in its 15K distance and 100 slots in its 5K distance for the March 31 event that's sponsored by the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.
The first-year race is capping participant numbers for the 15K and 5K distances at 2,000 registrants. With over 1,500 participants currently registered and over 300 of those signing up in the past week, Special Kids expects to have a sold out event well before race day.
“Special Kids has been so blessed by the overwhelming response from the community,” said Chris Truelove, Special Kids Executive Director. “The support from the race is helping us to continue serving Jesus Christ and meeting the needs of families in middle Tennessee.”
Special Kids also announced that the race’s 1 mile Family Fun Run distance reached its 250 participant maximum on Monday morning and is closed for registration. Volunteer needs have also been filled for the race, and volunteer registration is currently closed.
Registration fees are $30 for the 5K and $40 for the 15K distance. Thanks to support from sponsors, all funds raised from registration fees go to support the work of providing rehabilitative and nursing services for children with special needs at Special Kids. The race will be held at the new MMC location at 1272 Garrison Drive in Murfreesboro. The 15K and 5K courses are certified through USATF and are recognized by the Road Runners Club of America.
Registration is only available online at specialkidsrace.org. For questions, contact Special Kids at 615.893.4892. Phone registrations will be directed to use the online registration at specialkidsrace.org, and paper registrations will not be accepted.
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is the presenting sponsor for the event. Platinum sponsor is Stewart’s Special Events. Gold sponsors include Finish Line Youth Foundation, Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists, Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate, Middle Tennessee Urology, Max Shred, Newk’s Express Café, Jim ‘N Nicks, Jason’s Deli, General Mills, Family Worship Center, and Dr. Togrye Orthodontics. Silver sponsors include Nissan, Copy Express, A Step Ahead, Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance, Animal Care Veterinary Hospital, Illuminate Church, Fast Signs Murfreesboro, Children’s Dentistry of Murfreesboro, Little Guy Movers, Stone Crest Medical Center, Dempsey Vantrease & Follis, and Financial Services & Solutions. Media sponsors include HobNob Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Magazine, The Murfreesboro Post, VIP Murfreesboro Magazine, and Eric Lusk Design.
Special Kids is a Christian, nonprofit organization located in Murfreesboro, TN, that provides therapeutic rehabilitation and professional nursing services to children with special needs. Since 1998, Special Kids has served over 2,200 families from 11 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615-893-4892.