Registration for Borodash 2015 commenced Sunday, September 13. Online registration for the sixth annual edition of Murfreesboro's Thanksgiving day family tradition is available at Borodash.org.
In it's 6th year, Borodash - the 4-mile fundraising run through the historic streets of downtown Murfreesboro on Thanksgiving Day - will provide runners, walkers and their families with real-time results on their cell phones and finish line video.
Joe Wakum told WGNS the race is a family tradition...
Borodash also announced that Club YES! will join Neema House and local charities Greenhouse Ministries and The Family Center as the fourth organization to receive all funds generated by the 2015 run/walk. Club YES! (Youth Empowerment Services) is a Tennessee Chartered non-profit design to help the more than 1,000 homeless youth in the Murfreesboro area by providing food and clothing, social events, education, spiritual guidance and mentoring.
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"We're thankful Borodash is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition for area families," said Joe Wakham, executive director of Borodash. "We know it's because the people here have a heart for expressing their thanks by giving back.
"Because of our community's generosity and God's continued blessing, we're happy we can add Club YES! and its much-needed programs to the list of charities who benefit from this community-wide run. "
During Borodash's five-year history, the non-profit race has generated more than a quarter of a million dollars to charity in its efforts to "impact the community and the world one step at a time." This year's goal is to increase that number by $60,000.
"It's a good way to see historic Murfreesboro, to see your family come together for some healthy fun and see the community changed for good by the funds generated by the event," said Wakham. "I hope members of the local community, as well as their family members who might be in town for Thanksgiving, will join us."