The 5th Annual Special Kids Race will be held this Saturday, March 19, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). One of Murfreesboro's largest races, the event is expecting over 3,000 participants in the 15K, 5K, and 1 Mile race.
With nearly 3,000 current registrations, the race is close to full capacity. Race fees are $45 for the 15K, $40 for the 5K, and $20 for the 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration is currently available online through Friday, March 18, with event day registration available on March 19 for an additional $5 late fee.
The 2016 Special Kids Race will be held in memory of Quinton Young, a child who attended Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center for 10 years. Young recently passed away on February 29 due to having hydrocephalus since birth. To honor and celebrate Young's life, race organizers will be dedicating this year's event to this special child who touched many in the local community.
Beyond entrance in the event, race participants receive a soft-style t-shirt, race medal, and baseball cap from presenting sponsor MMC. For the fifth year, all race expenses are covered by sponsors, allowing funds from registration fees to directly benefit children with special needs at Special Kids.
The Sponsors that Make the Race a Success:
The Special Kids Race is presented by its founding sponsor Murfreesboro Medical Clinic with platinum sponsor Max Shred. Gold Sponsors include New Vision Baptist Church, Tiffany Lane, Stewart's Special Events, Newk's Eatery, Ole South Properties, and Walker & Dunlop. Silver sponsors are Adams Place, A Step Ahead, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Stanlick Chiropractic, Fleet Feet Sports, Slick Pig BBQ, Smoothie King, Stones River Battlefield, Tam Clark DJ & Music Services, and Little Guys Movers. Bronze sponsors for 2016 include Franklin Synergy Bank, Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate, Once Upon A Child, Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists , Endure Athletics, Mobility Works, The Morgan Family Foundation, Reeves-Sain, Mid TN GYN, Consumers Insurance, Dunk & Vicki Eastham, City Auto, TOA, Wegmann Automotive, All in One Recycling, Wax Family Printing, Fast Signs, Farrer Brothers Hardware and Rental, Boys & Girls Club of Rutherford County, Jim 'N Nick's BBQ, Kroger, Buffalo Wild Wings, Zaxby's, Hooper Fence, Nerdy Talk Trivia, Way-FM, 88.7/89, Murfreesboro Pulse, VIP Murfreesboro, The Murfreesboro Post, and WGNS Radio.
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.