Early Registration Closing Soon for 9th Annual Special Kids Race

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Murfreesboro, TN - Only a few days remain with "early bird pricing" still available for participants that register for the 9th Annual Special Kids Race, presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at MMC in Murfreesboro, TN.

Runners, or walkers, that take part in the fundraising event will save $5 by signing up at specialkidsrace.org before Wednesday, January 15th. Registration will continue to be open past the discounted deadline for each of the different races: 5K (now reduced to $45), 10K ($50), 15K ($55), or One-Mile "Fun Run" ($25). All levels of participants are encouraged to take part, including the entire family, regardless of age or physical experience. A "virtual runner" donation option is also available for those not able to be present on race day, for $25.

Entrants to the 5K, 10K and 15K will receive a quarter-zip pullover, race medal, along with additional giveaways from MMC, and other promotional partners. One-Mile "Fun Run" contestants will also be given a medal, and soft-style t-shirt. For the ninth straight year, all event expenses have been covered by sponsors, allowing 100% of the money contributed by contestants in each run 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, supporters and even spectators can provide additional help for the children benefited by joining "Impact Special Kids". This online fundraising community helps supporters turn their creative fundraising ideas into reality, encouraging members take part either as individuals or, similar to the actual race, as a team. To contribute to a team fundraiser, visit http://specialkidsrace.org/fundraising.

"We are looking forward to our ninth year," says Stephanie Folkmann, Director of Development at Special Kids. "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 will continue to take hold of these fundraising opportunities to come together for the kids."

The "corporate challenge" encourages local businesses to show their support by covering the registration costs for their employees interested in participating, as well as committing to raise additional funds for Special Kids. Commemorative prizes will be given to "corporate" teams that excel at this goal.

To register for the 2020 Special Kids Race, or discover more information about the event, "impact" fundraising, and the "corporate challenge", visit specialkidsrace.org.

Local businesses interested in sponsoring the event, can contact Rachel Braziel at rbraziel@specialkidstn.com, or by calling (615) 893-4892.

The 2020 Special Kids Race is presented by its founding sponsor, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter, along with diamond sponsor Ole South Properties and platinum sponsor Walker & Dunlop. Gold sponsors include Ascend Federal Credit Union and Nissan North America. Bronze sponsors include Murfreesboro Pulse, Murfreesboro Voice, Tam Clark DJ & Music Services, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, Swanson Companies and Wax Family Printing.

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 4,500 children from 19 counties across middle Tennessee. For more information about our mission and services, please visit specialkidstn.com, or call (615) 893-4892.

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