Lucky Kidney Run™ | East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™

Lucky Kidney Run™

Lucky Kidney Run™


Registration is open for our 2018 Lucky Kidney Run™! The Lucky Kidney Run™ will begin at 10am on Saturday, March 17th, 2018, featuring 6K & 2K courses, in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. The 6k course is an out-and-back down Gay Street, through the Historic 4th & Gill neighborhood. The 2K course is a similar out-and-back down Gay Street, turning down several side streets and circling back to Gay. Awards ceremony to follow at approximately 10:45am.

Registration fee includes 6K or 2K race entry, a custom-designed, high-quality athletic shirt and a race packet full of freebies and coupons. Regular registration is $35/person for ages 13+; registration for children 9-12 years old is $20/person and does NOT include a race shirt; registration for children ages 8 and under is FREE and does NOT Include a race shirt. Extra race shirts may be purchased online during registration process, or in person at early packet pickup (while supplies last). Shirt sizes are available in youth and adult sizes.

REGULAR online registration is open through February 28th, 2018, 11:59pm. **Only those registered on or before Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, will be guaranteed a race shirt. Those registering on or after Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 12:00am, will receive a shirt on a first-come, first-serve basis, until supplies last.

LATE online registration will increase ​BY $5 ​(​$40 for ages 13+, $25 for ages 9-12, ages 8 & under will remain FREE)​ starting March 1st, 2018, at midnight (12:00am). You may also register in person for at packet pickup on Saturday, March 10th, 2018, at Runner’s Market in Bearden from 10am – 6pm. Online registration will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, March 15th, 2018. Race Day Registration is available between the hours of 7am – 9am on Saturday, March 17th. Race Day Registration will Close at 9:00am. *Due to the expected number of registrants on race day, we STRONGLY encourage you and your group to register ONLINE & before February 28th in order to reserve your race shirt.


Raising funds is not a requirement; however, we do encourage individuals and teams to set a fundraising goal and ask friends and family to help reach that goal. The Lucky Kidney Run™ is a large fund raiser for the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. Please support our local mission of improving the lives of East Tennesseans suffering from kidney disease; 100% of funds raised stay right here in East Tennessee and help people with whom we work and play and those whom we care for and love.

ETKF asks for your help in making this a strong and successful fund raising event. No donation or fundraising goal is too small! RunSignUp’s personalized fundraiser pages with options to load pictures, social media sharing, scrolling list of donors and other new features make is easy and fun to contribute to ETKF’s mission. Create a unique team name so friends and family can easily locate and attribute their donations to your fundraising goal. Some companies offer matching donations by simply completing a form with HR; ask your company to support your fundraiser, or to sponsor a team!


Volunteers are needed for both the Lucky Kidney Run™ and the Market Square Irish Festival on both Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th. This is a favorite event of students needing community service hours for Tennessee Promise and school-related requirements. We happily accept groups of volunteers as well as children, as long as they are accompanied by an adult or guardian age 18 years or older. All volunteers receive FREE volunteer shirt. ​Click here to VOLUNTEER! We need you to make our event a success! Thank you!

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