1K12M One Kidney, 12 Marathons
In 2023, NKR-sponsored kidney donor athletes Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude will take on the 1K12M (One Kidney, 12 Marathons) challenge, completing 12 marathons within one year—shattering the misperception that kidney donation imposes physical limits on donors.
Along the way, they seek to raise awareness for the need for living kidney donors like themselves and hope to motivate individuals to consider donation.
|Publix Atlanta Marathon||February 26||Piedmont Hospital|
|Los Angeles Marathon||March 19||Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, USC|
|Salt Lake City Marathon||April 22||Intermountain Medical Center, University of Utah|
|Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon||May 7||Christ Hospital, University of Cincinnati|
|Denver Colfax Marathon||May 21||Centura Porter Adventist Hospital|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon||June 4||University of California San Diego Medical Center|
|San Francisco Marathon (Hilary only)||July 23||UCSF Medical Center|
|Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon|
Ironman Mont Tremblant (Hilary only)
|Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Mayo, University of Minnesota|
|Hartford Marathon (Matt only)||October 14|
|Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Hilary only)||October 14|
|Marine Corps Marathon (Arlington, VA/Washington, DC)||October 29||MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center|
|New York City Marathon||November 5|
|Philadelphia Marathon||November 19|
|Honolulu Marathon||December 10|
- Meet the 1K12M team and read the press release about this 2023 NKR-sponsored initiative.
- Read about Matt Cavanaugh’s previous challenge, 1K4D.
- Learn more about Matt Cavanaugh
Thank you to all the transplant centers and other organizations helping with 1K12M events, including the National Kidney Donation Organization and Kidney Donor Athletes.
If you would like to support 1K12M in its efforts to raise awareness for living kidney donation, please consider making a financial donation to the National Kidney Donation Organization (NKDO).