The City Schools Foundation will kick off the 2020-2021 school year with a virtual 5K/10K run on September 12, 2020. The 5th annual Back to School Dash, presented by Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics, is "RUN AT OUR OWN PACE, AT YOUR OWN PLACE."
"Things are definitely looking different this year," said Justin Burriss, Foundation Treasurer and Back to School Dash Race Co-Chair. "However, the student's needs and our Foundation's goals haven't stopped and our fundraising efforts will not either."
The virtual race is a first for the Foundation. Registration is $20 and includes a t-shirt and SWAG for each participant. "We want to make sure the runners are participating in a fun run event," said Board Member, Brook LaRoche. "The race has grown each year and has become such an exciting event, and we don't want to lose our momentum."
Money raised by The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools' Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $1M in parity funds and grants to teachers to enhance science, math and other programs. The Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant in August to Murfreesboro City Schools to purchase additional Chromebooks for students.
The City Schools Foundation is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools' Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students.
The 5k/10k run is sponsored in part by Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics, City Tile & Floor Covering, Wilson Bank, David and Brook LaRoche, Franklin Synergy, Matt and Katherine Layman and the UPS Store Georgetown.