Lucky Kidney Run & Irish Festival...

  • Running : 6K Run :
  • Other : 2K/6K Walk :

Race Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017


Address: Market Square

City: Knoxville

State/Terr: Tennessee

Zip: 37902

Country: USA

Race Website:


_ 2017 Lucky Kidney Run & Irish Festival, presented by Fresenius Kidney Care. A Part of Knox Shamrock Fest!:

2017 Lucky Kidney Run

Registration is open for our 2017 Lucky Kidney Run & Irish Festival, sponsored by Fresenius Kidney Care! The Lucky Kidney Run will begin at 10am on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, featuring 6K & 2K courses, in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. The 6k course is an out-and-back down Gay Street, through the Historic 4th & Gill neighborhood. The 2K course is a similar out-and-back down Gay Street, turning down several side streets and circling back to Gay. Awards ceremony to follow at approximately 10:45am.

Regular online registration is available through March 8th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Late online registration will increase to $40 starting March 9th, 2017 at midnight (12:00am). You may register in person at packet pickup on Saturday, March 11th, 2017. Online registration will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. Day of registration will be available on the morning of the race for $40, starting at 8:30am in Market Square. Only those registered on or before Wednesday, March 8th, will be guaranteed a shirt. Those registering on or after Thursday, March 9th, will receive a shirt on a first-come first-serve basis until supplies run out.

Registration fee includes 6K or 2K race entry, a custom-designed, high-quality athletic shirt and a race packet full of freebies and coupons. Regular registration is $35/person for ages 13+; registration for children 9-12 years old is $20/person and does NOT include a race shirt; registration for children ages 8 and under is FREE and does NOT include a race shirt. Extra race shirts may be purchased online during registration process, or in person at early packet pickup and on race day. Shirt sizes are available in youth and adult sizes. 

Fundraising: Raising money is not required of our participants; however, we encourage individuals and teams to set a fundraising goal and ask friends and family to help reach that goal. Fundraising is easy and fun using RunSignUp's personalized fundraiser pages, options to load pictures, social media sharing and options to display scrolling list of donors. Use a unique team name so friends and family can easily locate and attribute their donations to your team/individual fundraising goal. Some companies offer matching donations; ask your company to support your fundraiser or even sponsor your team!

2017 Irish Festival

The Irish Festival will kick off St. Patrick's Day on Friday, March 17th, 2017 from 3-7pm, and continuing on Saturday beginning at 10am in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. The Irish Festival is appropriate for the entire family! We will have festive music, inflatable bouce houses, slides and an obstacle course, carousel for the little ones, face painting, games and activities, popcorn, cotton candy, vendors and other fun activities for kids of all ages. Tickets will be on sale at the festival for children's activities, games and food/snacks; cash and credit cards are accepted. Tickets are $1 each; games, activities, etc. will be available for 1 ticket, 2 tickets or 3 tickets, depending on the attraction. You may also purchase tickets during online registration and pick them up during the Lucky Kidney Run early packet pick-up. No need to worry about finding a sitter; bring the entire family to enjoy a festive weekend together while helping your community.


We need lots of volunteers for both the Lucky Kidney Run and the Irish Festival! This is a favorite events of students needing community service hours for Tennessee Promise and school-related requirements. Sign up to volunteer now, or contact Race Director, Katie Martin, at [email protected] or 865-209-8885. We need you to make our event a success! Thank you!

Other Info:

• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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