(MURFREESBORO) Temps were in the mid 50s when re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield gathered in front of the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and fired the cannon at 7:00 o'clock Saturday (3/9/2019) morning to start the 8th Annual Special Kids Races. Approximately 3,000 runners followed the historic route through the National Park and historic surroundings.
The morning included:
• 6:15-6:30 AM: Jaden, our "Impact Special Kids Child Partner"
• 6:50 AM: Welcome Ceremony
• 7:00 AM: 15K starts
• 7:00 AM: 10K starts
• 7:10 AM: 5K starts
• 8:30 AM: 1-Mile Fun Run starts
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The race is an annual fundraiser for the local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center. The race revenue is 20% of the $1.4 million dollars needed annually to help keep operations up and running at Special Kids. Race participants and teams, 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.
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 3,700 children from 19 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892.