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Capital City 5K
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Saturday, July 29
Madison, WI

Save a life.  Make a statement.

Over 2,400 families in Wisconsin hope that their loved one will get a life-saving transplant. All proceeds support the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin and its programs and services for transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families across Wisconsin. 

The 2017 Capital City 5k Run & Walk brings together over 2,000 recipients, donors and families with healthcare professionals and the community to honor the “gift of life”.

Raise awareness and show your personal support of organ, tissue, and eye donation in Madison this summer.  The 5K course is USATF certified and managed by Next Level Sports and In Focus Timing.  The 5K run/walk begins on the Capitol Square, winds along a Lake Monona path, and ends at Goodman Park.  Medals for 1st - 3rd place are awarded in eight age categories.  Children 11 and younger can join in the fun by signing up for the Cap City Kids Club!  All runners, walkers and their fans celebrate at the post-event pool party.

New in 2017- A 1-Mile walk for all ages!

Donate Now
Donate online via Crowdrise or download and submit the Contribution Form

Schedule* (subject to change)

Date Time Location Activity
July 28
5:00pm - 7:00pm Clarion Suites Alliant Energy Center
2110 Rimrock Rd, Madison
Packet Pick-Up
July 29
4:00pm - 6:00pm Goodman Park
325 W Olin Ave, Madison
Packet Pick-Up and Onsite Registration
*Parking at Goodman Pool is extrememly limted. 

Volunteers make it Happen
Over 100 volunteers make this event run seamlessly.  Contact the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 414-897-8669 for more information or sign up online.

You Can Run or Walk

  • Anyone 12 years and over can walk or run the 5K
  • Walkers of all ages are welcome to join the 1-mile walk
  • Parents have the option to register children 11 and under as Cap City KidsClub members. They will receive a race bib and 2017 club gear.

BLING makes the 5K Shine!

  • 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+)
  • Top Wisconsin Fundraiser
  • Top Wisconsin Fundraising Team
  • Top Out-of-state Fundraising Team
  • Best Team Name
  • Largest Family Team
  • Largest Company/School Team
  • Most Social

Fundraising Saves Lives!
Start now!  After you register, join the Capital City Facebook page.
Tag photos and posts before, during, and after the event with #2017CapitalCity5KMadison

Make it a Madison Staycation-July 28 & 29-Special hotel room rates for Capital City friends at the Clarion Suites at The Alliant Energy Center (near Goodman Park).
Call 608-284-1234 and mention Capital City 5K or the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin to get the discounted room rate.

Check out photos from 2016 below.

2016 Capital City 5K


Capital City Reporter

Meet our past Capital City 5K participants and learn why they celebrate the gift of life: Capital City 5K Reporter


Community Partners

Presenting Sponsor

UW Health Transplant Program logo UW Organ and Tissue Donation Logo


KidsClub Sponsor

MTM Logo


Family Fun Sponsor

Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Logo


Community Support Partners




Past Race Results

Last modified 2017-07-17 19:28:49