Los Angeles Marathon

The second marathon in the 1K12M challenge is the Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS, which will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Participants will start at Dodger Stadium and finish on the Avenue of the Stars in Century City.

Other events: Los Angeles Marathon weekend also includes the LA Big 5K and LA Big 1/2K Kids Run on March 18.

Supporting transplant centers:

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • UCLA Medical Center
  • Keck Medical Center of USC

1K12M and the NKR

The National Kidney Registry is sponsoring the 1K12M (1 Kidney, 12 Marathons) challenge, in which kidney donor athletes Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude will complete 12 marathons within one year—shattering the misperception that kidney donation imposes physical limits on donors. Along the way, they hope to raise awareness for the need for living kidney donors like themselves and motivate other athletes to consider donation.

Other organizations offering support:

For more information on 1K12M, contact Matt Cavanaugh at [email protected]. For more information on the Los Angeles Marathon, visit https://www.lamarathon.com/pages/la-marathon.

Financial Contributions

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).

Founding Sponsors

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Kidney Registry
  • National Kidney Donation Organization