Love Your Kidneys MKE Run/Walk

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 7, 2016


Greendale, WI


Activity Today Later

5K Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

1 Mile Walk - Individual Age group/open

$15 $20 Closed

KIDney Fan Club - Club Member

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

Love Your Kidneys MKE Run/Walk encourages families to run or walk for a healthier future and raise awareness for kidney disease. The event is managed by Next Level Sports and features a timed 5K run/walk on a USTAF certified course and 1 mile untimed walk. Children 11 and under can register for the KIDney Fan Club to join in the fun and take home great prizes! Love Your Kidneys MKE takes place on a flat, paved trail in Root River Parkway South on a spring morning where you may even pass turkeys or a fox along the way!


All funds go to support the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin and their programs and services for patients and families in Wisconsin. More details can be found at #LoveYourKidneysMKE

Event details and schedule


1) What time is the event?

  • The tentative timeline for the day is:
    • 7:30 a.m. - Registration
    • 9:00 a.m. - 5K Begins
    • 10:00 a.m. - 1 Mile Walk Begins

1) Who can run/walk?

  • The timed 5K route is on a USTAF certified course and is great for the experienced runner or couch to 5Ker.
  • The 1 mile walk is perfect for anyone! The scenic route is flat and paved.  Wheelchairs are welcome.
  • Anyone 12 years and over can register to walk or run. 
  • Children 11 and under can join the KIDney Fan Club. They can join in the fun and take home great prizes!

2) What types of awards are handed out?

  • 5K Race Medals: Overall male/female and age categories winners
    • (12-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+)
  • Team Recognition
  • Kidney Star: Individuals who raise $500 or more receive a certificate of achievement
  • Special Mother's Day Recognition

3) What if there is inclement weather?

  • Love Your Kidneys MKE is rain or shine!

4) Where can I park?

  • Parking will be located at Greendale High School and shuttle buses, provided by GoRiteway, will drop you off at the park. More details in the event schedule above.

Help Promote the Run/Walk
            Use #LoveYourKidneysMKE on your social media posts.

Can't Make It?

You can still support the awesome runners and walkers by making a donation today!

Additional Fun


Our friends at Wehr Nature Center invite you to stick around after Love Your Kidneys MKE Run/Walk and enjoy a casual bike ride through Root River Parkway. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., guided by Wehr Nature Center Naturalist, will share information on the ancient natural features of the landscape, historic landmarks, and wildlife.


The hour and a half ride will begin at Greendale High School and costs $10 per rider. All participants are required to provide their own bicycle.  Helmets and water strongly encouraged and be prepared to ride on public roads.  All participants are to follow rules of the road and all applicable traffic laws.


Reserve your spot by calling the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin at 414-897-8669.

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