Leave your "footprint" in the community by running in the 4th Annual Rutherford Romp 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run presented by F&M Bank on September 17, 2016.
It's not just a race. It's a mission for Shannon Wheeler, race director and president of The Rutherford Romp Foundation. "Our purpose is a simple one; leave a footprint in the community by supporting the organizations that serve Rutherford County," said Wheeler. "I couldn't be more excited to announce this year's beneficiaries."
The beneficiaries of the 2016 Rutherford Romp are The Child Advocacy Center, Amelia's Closet, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Murfreesboro Rescue Mission.
This event is the main fundraiser for The Rutherford Romp Foundation. The Foundation started in 2013 after Wheeler and his daughter attended a United Way Days of Action event. Little did he know that it would change his life. The assignment that day was to clean the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center. After meeting the counselors, hearing the stories, and seeing the work being done for child sexual abuse victims - Shannon had to act. The Rutherford Romp was born.
Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer expressed her gratitude to Shannon Wheeler and his foundation for supporting child abuse victims the last four years.
The mission has expanded. The Romp has helped over 20 different agencies whose mission is based in Rutherford County and has donated over $50,000 to those organizations.
Race registration is now open at www.rutherfordromp.com and this year's course begins at the historic Oaklands Mansion and winds through downtown Murfreesboro. In addition the Romp will feature a tasty new partnership, the Murfreesboro Young Professionals' 2nd Annual Ice Cream Bowl. The Ice Cream Bowl benefits the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. There will be running, walking, and ICE CREAM!
Fees - F.A.C.E. It Fitness 1 Mile Fun Run: Free | 5K Run/Walk: $35 (includes ticket to the MYP Ice Cream Bowl) | Ice Cream Bowl Ticket: $10
Schedule - Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 9 am: F.A.C.E. It Fitness 1 Mile Fun Run | 10 am: 5K Run/Walk | Ice Cream Bowl: 10 am to 12 pm
Location: Oaklands Mansion, 900 North Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37130