5K for Kidneys

Help build a world without kidney disease,
one mile at a time.

You are our most important partner in fighting kidney disease on all fronts. Bring a 5K For Kidneys event to your community to raise funds and awareness to help people fighting the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of kidney disease.

Bring 5K For Kidneys to Your Community

Our team at American Kidney Fund will work directly with you to organize a run/walk to promote a healthy lifestyle and fund life-saving programs.

  • Select a location
  • Choose a date
  • Spread the word

The Race Is Just The Start

When you rally your community to run/walk on race day, you are involving people to help build a world without kidney disease. We'll help you:

  • Ask participants to fundraise.
  • Reach out to local businesses to sponsor your event.

A World Without Kidney Disease

The funds you raise will have a direct impact on the fight against kidney disease, including these areas of impact:

  • Health care coverage to dialysis patients.
  • Financial assistance for treatment related costs.
  • Kidney screenings for at-risk individuals.


Fighting On All Fronts

In 2019, with the help of supporters like you, the American Kidney Fund has been able to help people fight the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of kidney disease.

Financial assistance

dialysis patients maintained critically needed health coverage

Life-saving treatment

dialysis patients were able to afford kidney transplants


at-risk individuals received kidney screenings
Martin McNutt

Martin McNutt | Director of Community Engagement

"I love working with passionate people around the country to host successful 5K For Kidneys events."

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Highest rated kidney nonprofit

When you organize a 5K to raise life-saving funds for AKF, you are making the greatest possible impact raising awareness and funding innovative programs at the American Kidney Fund.

97 cents of every dollar you raise go toward direct financial assistance, clinical research, advocacy, prevention activities, top-rated health educational resources and much more aimed at helping millions of people with kidney disease.