Rain Did Not Dampen "Special Kids Race"!

Oct 30, 2021 at 11:42 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Saturday's (10/30/2021) weather brought temps in the low 50s with rain and a misty fog--but the weather did not dampen the spirit of the 10th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic 15K, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run! 

Rain or shine, the Special Kids Race is always beautiful, especially MMC pediatrics physicians Dr. Collins who oversaw the medical tent and Dr. Rickertsen greeted the runners with awesome gifts. 

The children at Special Kids are the motivating factor that makes this event a "rain or shine" success. Every dollar collected goes back to helping the local families served by Special Kids!

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Race Results 

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38-year old runner Scott Wietecha of Hendersonville was the first to cross the 15K finish line with a chip time of 48:37.

The first female was 22-year old Carrie Forhetz of Nashville. She did it in 1:09:24. Congratulations also to 77-year old Gordon Carlisle whose chip time was 1:52:19. 


With the 10K Special Kids Race, 43-year old Jeremy Kaiding of Shelbyville crossed the finish line first with a chip time of 38:30.  

35-year old Suzanne London was the first female to cross the 10K line with a time of 38:36.  She was also the second runner across the line.


The 5K Special Kids Race saw 15-year old runner Isaac Kirby of Lafayette cross the line with a chip time of 18:49. 

29-year old Kerstyn Motter of Murfreesboro was the first female across the 5K Special Kids Race line. Her chip time was 22:54.


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 5,000 children throughout 19 counties in Middle Tennessee.


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