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Capital City 5K
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Saturday, July 30

"A wonderful experience and certainly a perfect venue for creating awareness.
I never tire of hearing the many experiences of the participants and why they are there!!" - Buzz F.

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All funds go to support the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin's programs and services for organ, tissue, and eye donors and families across Wisconsin.

Show your support of organ, tissue, and eye donation at the 2016 Capital City 5K to raise awareness for the gift of life. The 5K, USATF certified event is managed by Next Level Sports and takes place on a beautiful summer evening in Madison, WI. The run/walk begins at twilight on the Capitol Square, winds along a Lake Monona path, and ends at Goodman Park with a private pool party. Children 11 and under can join in the fun as well by signing up for the Cap City Kids Club!

This celebration of life has become a Madison tradition, bringing together families, friends, and supports as champions for donation. Over 2,300 families in Wisconsin are hoping that their loved one will get a life-saving transplant. All proceeds support the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin and their programs  #CapitalCity5K


Who can run/walk?
Anyone 12 years and over can walk or run.
Parents have the option to register children 11 and under as Cap City Kids Club members. They will receive a race bib, special club gear, join in family-fun events, and have the chance to take home prizes.

What types of awards are handed out?

  • 5K Race Medals: Overall male/female and age categories winners (12-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+)
  • Largest Team Award
  • Top Fundraiser Award
  • Top Fundraising Team Award
  • And more!

How can I win that Top Fundraiser Award?
In addition to raising money online, you can download the Fundraising Guide for tips and the Contribution Form to start raising funds!

What should I bring?
This is a rain or shine event! Bring running gear, swimsuit and towels, water, sweatshirt or jacket, and contributions you raised to support the cause.

How can I spread news about the cause?
Tag photos and posts before, during, and after the event with #CapitalCity5K!

How can I volunteer?
View volunteer job descriptions and sign up online. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 414-897-8669 for more details.

I’m traveling from out of town. Where can I stay?
We have great relationships with hotels in the area who have graciously offered discounted rates:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 610 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713
    Free breakfast, complimentary shuttle within 3 miles (subject to availability)
    Call to make reservation: (608) 709-5050
    $119 - $139 - Be sure to mention Capital City 5K/National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin

  • Clarion Suites, 2110 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53713
    Free breakfast, indoor pool and whirl pool
    Call to make reservation: (608) 284-1234
    $92 - Be sure to mention Capital City 5K/National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin


Top Teams for Largest Team # of Members
UW Health 46
Running to Remember Ben 31
Team Malaney 17
CarrieOn 16
Team Dano 16
We Deliver 16
Phoenix Phriends  12
SonyaStrong 11
Give It All You've Got #2 10
Team CL 10
Team Rudy 10


Gift of Life Champions
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Past Race Results

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