May 09, 2015

My Kidneys Run/Walk

May 09, 2015 Root River Parkway (South) • S. 92 St. & W. College Ave. GreendaleWI  53129 View Map Organized by National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin

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About this event

May 09, 2015

Root River Parkway (South)

S. 92 St. & W. College Ave. GreendaleWI  53129
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Thank you to all who participated at My Kidneys Run/Walk!




My Kidneys Run/Walk promotes awareness of kidney disease and organ donation, providing a chance for the kidney community to come together. The event is managed by Next Level Sports and features a 5K run/walk and 1 mile untimed walk. The event 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 #MyKidneysMKE

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule and Details

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Run/Walk Registration                                        Pick up your bib, packet, and t-shirt

8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

High Phosphorus, High Sodium Bingo
Learn about how they affect kidneys with Patient Care America

Kids and Family Area
Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, art projects, and hula hoops by Artourage

My Mom is Having Surgery: A Kidney Story
Meet children’s author Brenda Cortez. First 100 kids receive a free copy of her book. Sponsored by ABRA Auto Body and Glass.

Button Makers
Create your own My Kidneys pin/button

Enjoy a complimentary massage by Herzing University massage therapy students

We Love Moms
All mothers can enter to win one of four hanging baskets donated by Bluemel’s Garden & Landscape Center


Team Photos                                                   Gather everyone for a picture by event photographer, Frank Miller

8:30 a.m.

Get It Warm
Stretches and warm-up by Rubbani Fitness

8:45 a.m.

Event Kick-Off
Welcome and Announcements                          National Anthem sung by students from North Cape Elementary

9:00 a.m.

5K Run/Walk Start

9:30 a.m.

Get It Warm                                                    Stretches and warm-up by Rubbani Fitness

10:00 a.m.

1 Mile Walk Start

10:30 a.m. (approx)

Awards Ceremony
Medals and awards handed out. Sponsored by Immucor.        


Enter the park using 92nd St. From 92nd St, go east on N Root River Pkwy (across from the entrance to the Boerner Botanical Gardens). There will be angle parking on N Root River Pkwy. The parking lot at Picnic Area 1 will be for handicapped parking and drop-off only.

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

Volunteering?  Contact Joycelyn at 262-821-0705 with any questions.

Fundraise - Online and Off

  • Download the Fundraising Guide (PDF)
  • Call 262-821-0705 to request a fundraising packet
  • Use the contribution form and pledge sheet to collect donations.  Have your donors fill out a contribution form while you keep track of your donations on the pledge sheet.  The pledge sheet, contribution form and donation should be turned into the NKFW office by mail or brought to the event on May 9th.


1) Who can run/walk?

  • 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 are free.  There will be family-friendly activities for all to enjoy.

2) What types of awards are handed out?

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

3) What if there is inclement weather?

  • My Kidneys Run/Walk is rain or shine!

4) I can't make it, how can I still be a part of the event?

Root River Parkway (South) • S. 92 St. & W. College Ave. GreendaleWI  53129 Get Directions

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