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The 6th Annual Special Kids Race will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic in Murfreesboro, TN. Special Kids is looking forward to another great year of over 3,250 runners and walkers coming out for our 15K, 5K, and 1 Mile events.

 

 

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COST

  • 15K Race - $45
  • 5K Race - $40
  • 1 Mile Fun Run - $20
 

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START TIMES

  • 15K starts at 7:00 am
  • 5K starts at 7:20 am
  • 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30 am

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WHY RUN/WALK?

This race is all about and for the kids. Special Kids exists to serve Jesus Christ by caring for his children, and our race exists to honor those children. We hope you enjoy the day as a runner, walker, volunteer, sponsor, or spectator. But, most of all, we hope you leave knowing you have made a difference for the kids.

 

NEED MORE DETAILS?

Learn more about Special Kids and how to participate in the Special Kids Race.
Check out our FAQs page to get your questions answered.
Download training plans to help you reach your race goals.

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NEw Race Date... 04.08.2017

 
 

We are excited to move the race back to April this year for a scenic spring race. Mark your calendars for April 8, 2017 and register today!

 
 
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2017 Race Results

Less than 12-hours after the race, we'll have updated links to your awesome race results in the 15K and 5K. Thank you A Matter of Timing for collecting all the times.


2016 RESULTS

2015 RESULTS

 

2014 RESULTS


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2012 RESULTS

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Packet PIckup

Packet Pick-Up is the easiest way for you to get everything you need for race day and to speak in person with our race organizers. All participants are asked to come to New Vision Baptist Church on the Thursday or Friday before the race to pick up your bib number, free race t-shirt, and important information flyers. You'll have the chance to look over printed course maps, ask questions about parking, and to get free goodies from Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and our other race sponsors.

 

WHEN IS PACKET PICK-UP?

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, APRIL 6-7
NEW VISION BAPTIST CHURCH

1750 N Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro
Front, Middle, Main Entrance

Thursday Hours: 11 am - 5:30 pm  
Friday Hours: 9 am - 7 pm

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CAN MY FRIEND PICK-UP MY PACKET?

The short answer is yes... if... Your friend brings a copy of your driver's license or a signed statement from you stating that he or she has permission to pick up your packet.

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WHAT ABOUT RACE DAY PICK-UP?

We will have limited packet pick-up available on race day, April 8, from 5:30 -6:45 am onsite at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. We strongly encourage participants to pick up their packets on Thursday and Friday to avoid confusion, last minute corrections, and the chance of missing your race start time.

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EVENT DETAILS

SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH

The 6th Annual Special Kids Race will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic in Murfreesboro, TN.
We're talking 3,250 walkers and runners, three different distances (15k, 5K, 1 Mile), and one very special reason- for the kids.

DISTANCE

The Special Kids Race offers 15K, 5K, and 1 Mile distances that are open to both runners and walkers.

START TIMES
- 15K starts at 7:00 am
- 5K starts at 7:20 am
- 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30 am

LOCATION

The event will take place at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) at 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.  The 15K and 5K courses travel through Stones River Battlefield, and the 1 Mile distance loops behind MMC to Old Nashville Hwy and back to the start/finish line.

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COST

Thanks to our awesome sponsors, every dollar of your registration goes back to the kids!

  • 15K- $45
  • 5K - $40
  • 1 Mile- $20
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Volunteer

Thanks to the amazing response from the community, all 2017 Special Kids Race volunteer spots are FULL! If you are interested in volunteering with Special Kids in other ways, we have several needs that come up throughout the year. Please visit specialkidstn.com/volunteer to learn more about how you can make a difference for the kids.

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FUNDRAISE THROUGH CROWDRISE

Want to go the extra mile for the kids?

Join impact special kids and make a lasting difference for the kids.

What is impact Special Kids? impact Special Kids is a peer-to-peer fundraising program that gives you the tools you need to reach your fundraising goal for the kids. You set your own goal, receive your online fundraising page, and share with friends. It's that easy.

How do I join impact Special Kids? You have the option to join impact Special Kids when you register for the race through the CrowdRise Fundraising option. On the Fundraiser page in your registration, simply mark the box next to "I want to set up a CrowdRise fundraiser." Then set your fundraising goal. Finish up by creating a fundraising team, joining a fundraising team, or choosing 'General Fundraising' to fundraise as an individual. Once you complete your race registration, be sure to click the 'SETUP FUNDRAISER' button that appears on your confirmation page. This will take you to the CrowdRise site where you can upload photos and write your story for friends to see why you want to help the kids.

When you fundraise $500 or more for the Special Kids Race, you will receive an impact Special Kids race singlet.  Run with style and a purpose- for the kids.

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Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS 

WHAT IS THE SPECIAL KIDS RACE?

It's a reason to hit the ground running for an amazing cause. While we seek to promote health and fitness within our community, the heart of the Special Kids Race remains to raise money for children with special needs.

 

WHAT IS SPECIAL KIDS?

Special Kids is a Christian therapy and nursing center for children with special needs. Since opening the doors in 1998 in Murfreesboro, TN with just one child, we have served over 3,100 children from 18 different counties in middle Tennessee.

Special Kids offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, nursing services, recreational therapy, a peer modeling program, and a summer day camp. We serve children with special needs ages birth to 21 years who have been referred to our organization by a physician. For more information, visit specialkidstn.com.

WHAT IS MURFREESBORO MEDICAL CLINIC?

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) is our presenting sponsor for the sixth year in a row, and we are so thankful for their continued support! In addition to providing monetary and in-kind resources for the race, they are also hosting the race at their location. With the help of MMC and its mission of "going beyond the walls of the clinic," Special Kids will have the opportunity to reach even more children and families within the community through the 6th Annual Special Kids Race.

HOW FAR WILL I BE RUNNING/WALKING?

We're giving you options! You can choose from the 15K (9.34 miles), the 5K (3.1 miles), and the 1 mile fun run, with two different starting times for the 1 mile distance.

How fast do I need to run or walk?

Participants must keep to a minimum of 15 minutes per mile pace for the 15K and 5K. All paces are welcome in the 1 Mile Family Fun Run.

HOW DO THE T-SHIRT SIZES RUN?

The 2017 Special Kids Race t-shirt will be a soft-style t-shirt. The sizes are Unisex XS-2XL and Youth Medium and Youth Large. 

CAN family members RUN WITH THEIR CHILDREN IN THE 1-MILE FUN RUN?

Definitely! We encourage parents and relatives to run with their children, but every participant in the 1-mile fun run must register. Small children in strollers do not have to register.

ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED?

Yes, you are welcome to push a stroller in any of our three race distances- 15K, 5K, and 1 Mile. We do ask that you line up in the corral marked 'strollers' if you are participating in the 15K or 5K or in the very back if you are doing the 1 Mile race. We love having kids in strollers out on the course, but it can be dangerous for our other runners if you line up in an early corral. Please help us keep everyone safe and start in the stroller corral if you will be pushing a stroller.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

No. For the safety of all of our participants both on and off the course, dogs are not allowed at the Special Kids Race.

WILL THERE BE AWARDS?

Of course! Awards will be given for each age group and gender in the 15K/5K, as well as cash awards for overall winners, as generously donated by MaxShred of Murfreesboro.

WHERE IS THE COURSE?

Both the 5K, 15K, and 1 Mile will begin and end in front of the new MMC building, located at 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. 

WHERE CAN I PARK?

Because we are expecting well over 2,000 vehicles on race day, we have several local partners who have generously donated their space for our participants. Please check out our parking map to view where parking is available and to see the route for our shuttle bus to the site.

CAN I GET A REFUND OR CHANGE MY DISTANCE ?

We hold to our no refund policy for all cancellations, and no registrations can be transferred to a different  individual.  You can change your race distance until April 4 on the Special Kids Race registration site. Simply go to runsignup.com, log into your account, and follow these instructions from the RunSignUp registration folks. After April 4, all change of distance requests will be processed at Packet Pick-Up on April 6 and 7.

WHY SHOULD I RUN/WALK THE 6TH ANNUAL SPECIAL KIDS RACE?

This race can help you keep those resolution goals in the new year and provide training for spring races like the Country Music Marathon. And because the course is fast and flat, you'll have an opportunity to nab a record time. The 15K alone is a unique distance, so try it out and set an instant personal record.

WHO DO I CONTACT WITH ANY QUESTIONS?

Our awesome race director can help you out. Just email him at racedirector@specialkidstn.com. Or any questions directly related to Special Kids or our fundraising impact Special Kids program, please email info@specialkidstn.com.

And above all, by participating in the Special Kids Race, you're making a real difference in the lives of children with special needs. Need we say more?

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the Cause

SPECIAL KIDS IS A CHRISTIAN THERAPY AND NURSING CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

We're Murfreesboro, TN based, Christ-focused, and ready to serve each family that comes through our doors.  We're professionals who are trained and licensed, but first, we're Christ followers with a God-sized mission that is only met through Him.

We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, nursing services (including peer modeling and recreational therapy), and a summer day camp. We serve children with special needs ages birth to 21 years who have been referred to our organization by a physician.

Back in 1998, a nurse named Carrie Goodwin envisioned a kind of facility where special needs and medically-fragile children wouldn't be turned away because of a family's inability to pay. With the help of her father Dick Kleinau, Special Kids came into being as an organization steeped in Christian love and healing.

Our Mission is to serve Jesus Christ by caring for His children.

Special Kids still holds true to its mission. With your help, we can work towards Dick's vision of seeing Special Kids grow to serve children in multiple communities in Tennessee and beyond.

Every investment in Special Kids no matter the size is greatly appreciated and carefully used. We want our donors to know that when you make an investment in our organization, it is just that- an investment. The return from your dollar is in changed lives, and the dividends are paid out throughout a child's life.

 

Learn more about Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center

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Training Plans

If this is your first time training for a race, we've got your training plan right here. Any of the 3 programs below will have you crossing the finish line and feeling good.

SPECIAL KIDS TRAINING PROGRAM

Hal Hidgon Training Programs

Jeff Galloway Training Programs

 

 
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