Run with a Light in the Night

At last month’s Anything is Possible late-night 5K, 20-year-old Ryan Wilson led the field in the Murfreesboro race.

The race began at 1:50 a.m., and Wilson crossed the finish line at 1:08 a.m., posting a time of -41:42.9, or 18 minutes and 17.1 seconds, for all of you traditionalists.

Alexis Burchfield, 13 years old, led the ladies in this race with a -38:41.1 time, or 21 minutes, 18.9 seconds on the stopwatch.

These negative times were, of course, made possible by the time falling back from daylight savings to standard and similar races were held all across the country.

Coming up on Saturday, Dec. 3, is an opportunity for local runners to support AYD Ministries and its mission of helping the victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and poverty.

AYD, or As You Did, draws its name from Matthew 25:40, “As you did for the least of these, you did it to me.”

A 1/4-mile kids’ loop will precede the 5K race, and Old Chicago Pizza will provide complimentary pizza and calzones for all race participants.

Proceeds will help educate and provide basic necessities for a group of rescued women and children in Bangkok.

The following week, the Frosty Fun Run will wind through the golf course at the Stones River Country Club.

This race, just under five miles, will raise funds and awareness for C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Bob Parks Christmas for the Children

Run strong, Murfreesboro!

Light in the Night 5K & Kid’s Christmas Loop
Saturday, Dec. 3
5 p.m.
Murfreesboro Gateway, 1875 W. College St.

Frosty Fun Run (5-miler)
Saturday, Dec. 10
7:30 a.m.
Stones River Country Club, 1830 NW Broad St.


About the Author

Bracken, a 2003 graduate of MTSU’s journalism program, is the founder and publisher of The Murfreesboro Pulse. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, graphic artist and business partner, Sarah, and son, Bracken Jr. Bracken enjoys playing the piano, sushi, Tool, football, chess, jogging, spending time in his backyard with his chickens, hippie music, climbing at The Ascent, bowling, swimming, soup, tennis, sunshine, revolution, defiance and anarchy. He can cook a mean grilled cheese, and can fry just about anything.

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