1K12M One Kidney, 12 Marathons
In 2023, NKR-sponsored kidney donor athletes Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude took 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 raised awareness for the need for living kidney donors like themselves, hoping to motivate individuals to consider donation.
|Publix Atlanta Marathon
|Los Angeles Marathon
|Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, USC
|Salt Lake City Marathon
|Intermountain Medical Center, University of Utah
|Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
|Christ Hospital, University of Cincinnati
|Denver Colfax Marathon
|Centura Porter Adventist Hospital
|Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon
|University of California San Diego Medical Center
|San Francisco Marathon (Hilary only)
|UCSF Medical Center
|Ironman Mont Tremblant (Hilary only)
|Hartford Marathon (Matt only)
|Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Hilary only)
|Marine Corps Marathon (Arlington, VA/Washington, DC)
|MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
|New York City Marathon
|University of Pennsylvania
- 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).