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Back to School Dash has moved to Virtual

The City Schools Foundation will kick off the 2021-2022 school year with the 6th annual 5K/10K run on September 18, 2021. This year’s event has been changed to a virtual option only.

This event provides an opportunity to support our teachers and our children and encourages the community to get involved in making healthy lifestyle choices.

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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 by Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics.

For additional information, please visit Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact for questions.

What did The City Schools Foundation do in 2020-21?

Typically, the Foundation operates behind the scenes to ensure our teachers and schools have extra funding for innovative ideas through teacher grants and parity dollars. The two fundraisers – Back to School Dash and Excellence in Education – are main funding sources for the Foundation.

In March 2020, The Foundation stepped out of its norm to become a fundraising source to help feed students through our weekend backpack program and CHOW buses. Through their efforts and the efforts of countless individuals, over 17,000 weekend food bags were distributed to children.

The Foundation continued to meet and serve our students even through the unknown of the pandemic. In Summer 2020, the Foundation fulfilled a huge technology need for at-home learning devices to help begin the school year by purchasing 170 Chromebooks totaling almost $50,000.

In September 2020, the Foundation held our first virtual Back to School Dash which exceeded our expectation in support and participation.

Furthermore, the Foundation did not take its focus off of the main mission and provided teacher grants in Fall 2020 totaling nearly $33,000 which are already being used in the classrooms. Parity Grants of $20,000 were provided in the Spring of 2021.