Walk For Kidney Health 5K

Buffalo, NY

Please join us on Sunday June 23, 2024 for the Walk For Kidney Health and 5K Run! The Kidney Walk and 5K will benefit the Kidney Foundation of WNY. The event honors those who face kidney disease and calls attention to the effects of kidney disease in Western New York.


The event will take place at Lakeside Lawn on the Buffalo Outer Harbor. Runners will enjoy a scenic run/walk along the Buffalo waterfront. There will be one water station located along the course and bottled water will be provided to all participants at the finish line. The 5K Run will start at 8am and the 1 Mile Kidney Walk will start at 9:30am. A brand new USATF certified course is being designed due to construction at Wilkeson Point and will be posted here in the coming weeks.

Buffalo Outer Harbor
825 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, NY 14203

Online registration will remain open right up until race day. Packet pickup will take place at Lakeside Lawn Park from 7:00am until the start of each race. 5K participants who register by Friday June 14th will be guaranteed to receive an official event shirt in their requested size. A small quantity of extra shirts will be ordered and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone.

5K Run/Walk* 8AM START
$30 / $35 on race day!

1 Mile Awareness Walk 9:30AM START
FREE REGISTRATION (shirt not included)

*5K particiipants must register by Friday June 14th for guaranteed t-shirt!

5K Virtual Registration
$35 through race day
(includes shipping of shirt - Continental USA only

Virtual Registration Option
Can't make the race... Participate virtually! Simply sign up for the Virtual Race option and you get to choose the location and time to get out on your own and run/walk your 5K between 6/1/24 and 7/1/24. Feel free to use the FREE IYR Virtual App to track and score your run. You will also be able to manually enter your finish time directly to the IYR Results Page starting on 6/1/24 and ending on 8/1/24. We will automatically mail out your event shirt the week after the race (Continental USA only for shipping).

The Walk for Kidney Health is the main fundraising event for the Kidney Foundation of WNY. Sponsorships, team fundraising and individual donations support outreach, education, patient support and advocacy programs throughout the year. 

Create Your Fundraising Page 
Set up your individual or team fundraising page by clicking here.

Make A Gift
Make a donation and help support Kidney Foundation of WNY programs by clicking here.

The post race celebration and awards ceremony will take place after the race. Participants will enjoy light food/snacks along with bottled water, music, and more.

There will be plenty of free parking at the Buffalo Outer Harbor a short walk from the start/finish line.

Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female 5K finishers. Age group winners will also be announced and presented with a gift item TBD. All runners can print custom certificates and view finish line photos from the results page after the race.

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Jeremy Morlock at 716-529-4390 or walk@kfwny.org.

In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, shelter-in-place, limit on social gatherings, etc), we want runners to know up front that we reserve the right to reschedule the event OR convert this to a virtual 5K race. There will be no refunds.

Professional timing and finish line services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor
  • ITSYourRace.com
  • RaceManagementSolutions.com

When & Where

Jun 23, 2024


8:00 AM

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Buffalo Outer Harbor - Lakeside Complex

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