Registration OPEN for the 5th Annual Special Kids Race

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Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at MMC in Murfreesboro.

Runners and walkers will 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. Registration space is limited to the first 3,250 participants, and registrants can save $5 when they sign up by January 15.

The race is an annual fundraiser for the local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center. Race participants can go the extra mile to 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 to walk or run for Special Kids.

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"We are looking forward to our 5th year of this event," said Stephanie Folkmann, director of development. "We have added a new program for businesses to become involved called the corporate challenge. Our hope is that the community will take hold of this new opportunity to come together for the kids."

The new corporate challenge encourages businesses to pay for their employees' registration and to commit to raising $250 or more. Prizes will be given to corporate challenge teams recognizing fundraising, the most spirit, the largest team, and the fastest team.

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To register for the race or discover more information about fundraising and the corporate challenge, visit specialkidsrace.org

Race sponsorships are available for local businesses to join MMC in supporting the event. Current sponsors already include Max Shred, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Bill Taylor's Bushido School of Karate, Franklin Synergy Bank, Once Upon a Child, Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists, Fast Signs, Murfreesboro Pulse, WGNS, and VIP Murfreesboro. To learn more about sponsorships, contact Stephanie Folkmann at sfolkmann@specialkidstn.com or 615.893.4892.

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 3,000 children from 18 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892.

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