There are only a few days left before early registration ends and prices increase for the 7th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at MMC in Murfreesboro.
Runners and walkers have the opportunity to participate in one of three race distances: 15K, 5K or 1-Mile Family Fun Run. The event welcomes all levels of participants and encourages the whole family to get involved. Race fees are currently $40 for the 15K, $35 for the 5K and $20 for the 1-Mile 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 open online at specialkidsrace.org and 15K and 5K registrants can save $5 when they sign-up by January 15.
Beyond entrance to the event, race participants will receive a soft-style t-shirt, race medal and additional race swag from MMC and our 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 race is an annual fundraiser for the local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center. Race participants, teams and even individuals not running or walking can additionally help children with special needs by joining "impact Special Kids", an online fundraising community that helps supporters turn their creative fundraising ideas into a reality. Impact members can participate as individuals or create their own team.
"We are looking forward to our seventh year of this event," shares Stephanie Folkmann, Special Kids director of development. "In addition to our 'impact' program, we will also continue our program for businesses to become involved called the 'corporate challenge.' Our hope is that the community and businesses will continue to take hold of these fundraising opportunities to come together for the kids."
The "corporate challenge" encourages businesses to pay for their employees' registration and to commit to raising funds for Special Kids. Prizes will be given this year to corporate challenge teams for fundraising.
To register for the race, or discover more information about impact fundraising and the corporate challenge, visit specialkidsrace.org.