Local nonprofit Special Kids announced Friday that its Special Kids Race is a sold out event for the second consecutive year. A total of 3,000 participants will walk or run in the March 23 race at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on Garrison Drive in Murfreesboro.
The 2nd Annual Special Kids Race capped its 15K and 5K distances at a combined 2,500 participants and its One Mile Fun Run at 500 participants. Even with an increase of 700 spots from 2012, the race sold out two weeks earlier than its inaugural year. The 2012 event raised over $110,000 for children with special needs served at Special Kids. Because of the support from sponsors and the community, this year’s race is slated to bring in even more funds to help the nonprofit.
The Special Kids Race is presented by its founding sponsor Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Platinum sponsors include Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Stewart’s Special Events, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, Walker & Dunlop, and Fleet Feet Sports. Gold Sponsors for the event are Jason’s Deli, Max Shred, A Step Ahead, Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Kate, Little Guys Movers, Nissan, Newk’s Express Cafe, Wild Flours, The Oaks Shopping Center, New Vision Church, and HobNob Murfreesboro. The race silver sponsors are Try Boro Kids Race Series, Rachel Johnson Family Dentistry, Illuminate Church, Perfect Equipment, Mills Family Pharmacy, Med180° Weight Loss, Adams Place, Brauer, Quality Furniture, McCarter, Catron & East, The Stone Family, Janet Polk, Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County, Campus Life, Stones River Medical Group, The Avenue, Dempsey, Vantrease & Follis Financial Services & Solutions, Inc., SysCorp Computer Services, Copy Express, FastSigns of Murfreesboro, Just Love Coffee Roasters, Murfreesboro Magazine, WGNS Radio, and The Murfreesboro Post.
Special Kids is a Christian, nonprofit organization located in Murfreesboro, TN, that provides therapeutic rehabilitation and professional nursing services to children with special needs. Since 1998, Special Kids has served over 2,400 families from 11 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892.
Director of Marketing
Special Kids, Inc.