Strut Your Kidney, a dash for NW Kidney Kids
EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017
On Sept 24 come join us for our first annual 5K, 10K and Fun Run. Each event starts and finishes at the beautiful Sellwood Riverfront Park in SE Portland. Strut Your Kidney is to celebrate, honor and raise awareness for children with chronic kidney disease. All proceeds raised will go to Northwest Kidney Kids, the only organization supporting children with kidney disease and their families in the Northwest.
NW Kidney Kids is in a unique position because we are the only organization with a focus on serving youth (birth -18) with chronic kidney disease and their families in the Northwest. Kidney disease is a lifelong disease. There is no cure. Children, teens and their families need tools to manage this chronic condition. NW Kidney Kids mission is to offer hope and support to these children and their families. We provide prevention services, educational programs and group activities that empower Kidney Kids to take charge of their health, embrace their future, and achieve lifelong success.
How does this work? First, you will need to use the Registered button where you will be taken to Event Registration site. You can decide which events you would like to participate in and registered any dependent at the same time. After you go through the registration process and checkout you will be redirected back to this page where you can set up your team page.
What does a team page do? Your team page is where you can raise additional support for NW Kidney Kids! It allows you to ask your friends and families for donations to support you in your run. You are able to customize your team page with #whyyourun and #whynwkidneykidsmatters. You can also invite your friends and families to join you the day of the event as a runner (or walker) and raise additional support.
What should my team goal be? We encourage each team captain to recruit 4 more team members and set your goal at $1000 per team. 5 members raise $200 each you hit your goal! The beautiful thing about this type of friend raising is that it is microdonations that add up to a large number that will have a huge impact on children and families in our community.
The TOP fundraising TEAM CAPTAIN wins a two night complimentary stay at the contemporary Riverhouse on the Deschutes, in Bend, Oregon. TOP 5 fundraising INDIVIDUALS choose from an awesome assortment of dining and adventure gift cards, or even a beautiful Healing Kidney Necklace inspired by one of our Kidney Moms.
Fill your SWAG Bag! Based on your personal total raised by September 19th, your bag will have:
•Registration/Volunteer = Adidas Employee Store Pass and Strut T-shirt
•Raise $25 = NW Kidney Kids Sticker
•Raise $50 = Strut Your Kidney Sticker
•Raise $100 = Strut Your Kidney Water Bottle
•Raise $300 = $25 Human Bean Gift Certificate
Strut Your Kidney FAQs
Where do the races start and finish?
The 5K, 10k and 1K Fun Run/Walk all start and finish at Sellwood Riverfront Park.
Where is the 1K Fun Run/Walk?
The Fun Run/Walk will complete two laps in and around the Sellwood Riverfront Park, which is just shy of a mile.
Are there any Registration Deadlines?
Early registration ends on September 9th, after that time we can not guarantee t-shirt sizes and/or availability and pricing increases by $5/ticket. Online sales end September 22nd, but late registration will be available at bib pick-up.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Please bring your ID during bib pick up. Children 5 and under are free.
Do I have to Run?
Not at all. We encourage walkers on the 5K & 1K routes. We just ask you let the competitive runners lead the pack.
When/Where is the bib pick up?
Bib pick-up will be on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Foot Traffic running store in Sellwood from 2-6pm.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking at the Sellwood Riverfront Park is VERY limited. Please carpool or take public transportation. Biking there is a piece of cake. You can take the Springwater Corridor trail, the very same one you will be running on!
Can I bring my jogging stroller or wheelchair?
Yes! All are welcome! We just ask those non-competitive wheelers to hang back at the start to avoid congestions along the sidewalk.
Can I bring my dog?
Family friendly four legged friends are welcome but must be on a short leash. Like those on wheels, we ask that you and your pup hang back at the start to avoid congestion along the sidewalk.
Who is doing the timing?
Scovel Racing is providing the bib/chip timing services for the 5K & 10K.
When is the Award Ceremony/What are the awards?
The award ceremony will take place at approximately 11 am. We will announce the winners and have "trophies" for the top three male / female overall in each distance.
What's the refund policy?
Sorry, there are no refunds for this fundraising event to benefit NW Kidney Kids.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach our race director at firstname.lastname@example.org.