Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude have completed the first marathon in the 1K12M challenge: the Publix Atlanta Marathon, which took place on Sunday February, 26, 2023, at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
|NKR Sponsored Athlete||Time||Pace||Ranking|
|Matt Cavanaugh||2:55:37 (GPS time, 2:53:24)||6:44 min/mi||17/1,335 overall|
3/120 male 40-44
|Hilary Baude||3:45:11||8:36 min/mi||169/1,335 overall|
5/48 female 40-44
Supporting transplant center:
- Piedmont Hospital
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 Publix Atlanta Marathon, visit www.atlantatrackclub.org/2023-publix-atlanta-marathon-weekend.
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).
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