What is Borodash?

Borodash is an annual 4-mile charity race through historic Murfreesboro, Tennessee that takes place every Thanksgiving morning. The money raised by Borodash is used to support several different charities. Visit our beneficiaries page to learn more. 

Board of Directors Gathered for Prayer

The Mission

Our mission is to bring glory to God by raising money for charitable purposes and providing our community a well-organized Thanksgiving Day family event.


We accomplish this through:

  • Operating to glorify God
  • Raising awareness for specific needs and charities
  • Encouraging a family atmosphere
  • Providing an opportunity to express thankfulness

Our History

In 2008, Christian missionaries Calvin and Alicia Groen were heartbroken and horrified when they started finding malnourished and dying babies in the woods of Geita, Tanzania. In that part of the world, it is common practice for parents to abandon their children when they can’t provide enough to take care of them. The Groens dreamed of opening an orphanage to care for these children, but they did not have the money to get it started, so they told their friends back in Murfreesboro about their idea.


Fast forward to 2010 when Staci McCreary entered the picture. Inspired by the Groens’ stories, she rallied other Christians together and with the goal of creating a family friendly event to raise money for the orphanage. And thus, Neema House and Borodash were born!


Over the years, Borodash began supporting other local charities, as well, allowing more and more lives to be touched and changed for the better.

Staci McCreary holding baby Staci who was named after her
Borodash founder Staci McCreary holding Miriam Staci – one of the first abandoned babies to be rescued by Neema House.

Changing the World
One Step at a Time

Board of Directors


Staci McCreary

President/board chairman

Hall Pritchett


Lindsey Robertson


Andrea Bell


Lori Stephens

Sponsor Coordinator

Traci Ginn

Registration CoordinatorS

Wade Parmer & Jack Romburg

VOlunteer CoordinatorS

Brian Robertson

Race Day Coordinator

Amy Sow

Race Day Cone ENgineerS

Matt Laubacher & Brennan Alexander

Packet Pick-up Coordinator

Melinda Hamby

Swag SpecialistS

Allison Blair & Caroline Brown

Media & Marketing Coordinator

Megan Lamb