Special Kids Race: Register Before January 15th

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There are only a few days left before regular registration ends and prices increase for the 6th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 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 additionally 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.

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"We are looking forward to our 6th year of this event," says Stephanie Folkmann, Special Kids director of development. "In addition to our 'impact' program, we will also continue our program for businesses to become involved called the 'corporate challenge.' Our hope is that the community and businesses will take hold of these fundraising opportunities to come together for the kids."

In addition to "impact Special Kids", the "corporate challenge" encourages businesses to pay for their employees' registration and to commit to raising funds for Special Kids. Prizes will be given this year to corporate challenge teams for fundraising.

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To register for the race, or discover more information about impact 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 and Wegmann Automotive. 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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