The 3rd Annual Special Kids Race announced Friday that spots are still available for the 15K, 5K, and 1 Mile event next Saturday, March 22, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.
Registration is three-quarters full for the road race that sold out in both previous years. Organizers will offer online registration through March 18 at 12 pm followed by paper registration at packet pick up on March 20 and 21 at New Vision Baptist Church. Event day registration will also be available on March 22 for an additional $5 late fee.
Beyond entrance in the event, race participants each receive a soft-tech running shirt, race medal, and goodie bag with giveaways from sponsors. For the third year, all race expenses are covered by sponsors, allowing funds from registration fees to directly benefit children with special needs at Special Kids. Race fees are $45 for the 15K, $40 for the 5K, and $20 for the 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration is open online at specialkidsrace.org through March 18.
The Special Kids Race is presented by its founding sponsor Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Gold level sponsors include Max Shred, St. Thomas Rutherford, A Step Ahead, Try Boro Kids Race Series, Stewart’s Special Events, Newk’s Eatery, Shane McFarland Construction, Ole South, and Walker & Dunlop. Silver sponsors for the event are Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate, Little Guys Movers, and Fleet Feet Sports of Murfreesboro. Bronze sponsors include Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, Dr. Rachel Johnson, AdamsPlace, Stanlick Chiropractic, Once Upon a Child, Community Vapor, MidSouth Bank, Mills Family Pharmacy, SysCorp Computer Services, Reeves Sain Foundation, Sam’s Club, Bud’s Tire Pros, E. Allen Boutique, Franklin Half Marathon, New Vision Baptist Church, Togrye Orthodontics, Fast Signs, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, Tam Clark DJ & Music Services, Copy Express, Jones Media Group, 104.9 The Fish, The Murfreesboro Post, WGNS Radio, VIP Murfreesboro, and Murfreesboro Magazine.
Special Kids is a Christian nonprofit providing rehabilitation and nursing services to children with special needs. The Murfreesboro-based ministry started with one child in 1998 and has grown to serve over 2,600 children from 18 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information about Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892. For more information about the Special Kids Race, please visit specialkidsrace.org.