MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – It has become a Murfreesboro family tradition on Thanksgiving. Folks laced up their walking shoes for a good cause Thursday morning.
About 2,700 runners and walkers took part in this year’s Boro Dash, a 4-mile run and walk fundraiser.
Proceeds from the event will benefit four different charities: Club Youth, which works with homeless children; The Family Center, a child abuse prevention program; Greenhouse Ministries; and Neema, an orphanage in Africa.
“We consider it to be Murfreesboro’s Thanksgiving Day family tradition. We see a lot of families getting together to run together; they take selfies of each other and post them,” said Joe Wakham, Boro Dash President.
He continued, “So we encourage that because we want Boro Dash to be about family.”
An addition to the race this year was a new race timer where race results were texted to the runners, and a video of each runner was recorded at the finish line.
The founder of Neema House was in town and offered the prayer before the race.