Marshmallow Mondays

Help Us Pay It Forward

SYS Straight Cranberry LogoWe are less than two months away from the second annual Share Your Spare 5K Run/Walk!

This is our opportunity to pay forward all of the kindness and support that we received at last year’s race.  We have teamed up with the Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky (KHAKY) to host this year’s 5K at The Kentucky Horse Park on September 5th. Funds raised from Share Your Spare 5K will benefit KHAKY’S new program, “Get Healthy, Get Transplanted.” This program helps kidney disease patients overcome the obstacles that are keeping them from being approved for the transplant waiting list. When doctors determine that a patient is in need of a transplant, the patient must undergo medical testing and an evaluation to determine that he/she is healthy enough to receive a transplant. For many patients, meeting the testing criteria is challenging. Perhaps a patient is not a healthy weight, needs to quit smoking, or is unable to receive dental clearance. “Get Healthy, Get Transplanted” will provide these patients with a health coach, fitness center and/or dentist so that they can overcome their obstacles and get their name onto the transplant waiting list.

Here’s how you can help us pay it forward to these patients:

  • Register as a runner/walker and participate with us at The Kentucky Horse Park on September 5th. You can run “as a spare” ($25) or “as a pair” ($40). Kids 12 and under can participate in the One Mile Fun Run ($17). All registered participants will receive a t-shirt.


  • Register as a virtual runner/walker and participate from your own community ($30). Your t-shirt will be mailed to you prior to race day.


  • Make a donation to Share Your Spare 5K. Contributions of any amount are appreciated. Simply use the Donate tab on the registration page.
  • Facebook Users: Share our Facebook Page and encourage your friends and family to participate or make a donation.

Race Features:

  • Chip timing by 3 Way Racing
  • Overall & Age Group Awards – winners will receive a special gold, silver or bronze shaped kidney medal.
  • Sidney The Kidney will be in attendance to cheer you on and high-five you as you cross the Finish
  • Kids One Mile Fun Run Participants will receive a Sidney The Kidney tattoo; play “Guess How Many Kidneys” are in the jar for a chance to win the jar of kidneys (jellybeans); as well as play Sidney The Kidney Bean Bag Toss.
  • Granola Bars & Bananas post-race, donated by Costco. Costco representatives will also be present on race day for anyone who would like to learn more about their membership program.
  • Donuts, donated by Donut Days Bakery.
  • Kentucky American Water Hydration Station.


  • Lexington Runners/Walkers: To guarantee that you receive a shirt, please register by August 21st.
  • Virtual Runners/Walkers: To guarantee that we have enough time to mail your shirt to you, please register by August 17th.
  • Online Registration will close on September 4th at noon. Registration will be available on race day at The Kentucky Horse Park, beginning at 7:30am.

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