Best Buddies 5K
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Best Buddies 5K

Race to the finish at the 6th annual Best Buddies 5K in beautiful Franklin, TN.

All proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Tennessee, a non-profit organization that creates socialization and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As participants of the 5K, runners and walkers can collect donations and become part of the Best Buddies global volunteer movement to bring friendship to people with IDD!

More about Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies is an international organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,700 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States, and in 50 countries around the world. 

As a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with IDD secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships. Although Best Buddies has advanced tremendously in its short existence, many areas of the country and many regions of the world still lack programs to help people with IDD become part of mainstream society. With that in mind, Best Buddies is systematically implementing its 2020 Initiative, which will witness the organization’s continued significant growth, both domestically and overseas

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