Sun June 17, 2018 Directions

Transplant 5K

9:00AM EDT
Hawk Island County Park - 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd. Lansing, MI

Online registration is closed. You can still register for the race Sunday starting at 7:30 am

Join us on Sunday June 17th for a 5K run/walk in beautiful Hawk Island Park in Lansing, MI.  We’re raising awareness of the need for organ donors and raising money for Douglas Mumby Jr. and family.  Doug is a Lansing resident and is on the waiting list for a kidney and liver transplant. This is a great family event on Father's day!!

Unable to participate but still want to donate? Please visit the Donate section to donate and help support Doug and his family.

Group/Family pricing - Register 3 or more people at the same time and receive $3 off per person.  

Awards: Awards to Overall Male and Overall Female Winner.  Awards to top 3 places in each age group in the following categories:  12 &under, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Overall male and female winners will receive a tree to transplant. Top 3 in each age group will receive a small potted flower to transplant. 

Entry fee includes T-shirt. Register by June 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts available as quantities last after that date.

Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration: Beginning at 7:30 am on race day at Hawk Island Park. Race Day entry fee $25.

Gift of Life - There will be a table at the event with information about the Michigan Organ Donor Registry and an opportunity to be added to the registry.

The race will be chipped timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at

Refer friends and get a $10 refund

Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout.


In the fall of 2016 Douglas Mumby Jr. was diagnosed with liver failure. While medicine and medical intervention helped for a while, in the fall of 2017 Doctors pursued putting Douglas on the Liver transplant list.  He lost function in one of his kidney's as a young child. The remaining kidney has been damaged due to the fluid buildup he's encountered with the Liver failure. He is in need of both a kidney and liver transplant.  His brothers have both been tested however Doctors will not take two organs from a live donor and as such he will need to be blessed with a deceased donor match.

Doug had already been working a reduced schedule for some time, but at the end of February, the doctors ordered him to stop working all together. Doug is unable to work for the foreseeable future. Doug does have medical insurance which will pay for a large portion of the transplant operation but will have to come up with $7,000-$10,000 or more out of pocket just for their portion. Doug will be unable to work for 6 months or longer after he has the successful operations. We are helping raise money to assist Doug and his family while they go through this difficult time.

Douglas and Amy have two sons, Rembrandt (Remy) who is a Senior at Lansing Catholic, and Michelangelo (Mickey) who is a Freshman at Lansing Catholic. They are also Nana and Papa to Christen's (Amy's daughter's) two girls, Evelyn (8) and Hazel (2). Doug turned 49 on January 20, 2018.

We are praying that successful surgery will help him live many more years. Please join us in praying for Douglas Mumby Jr. to remain strong as he waits for a donor. Considering supporting our cause with a donation. Donations can be made thru the Donate tab (even if you are unable to participate in the event) and also on the GoFundMe page at

" ... for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you." Matthew 17:20

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2018 Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1, 2018 until December 31st, 2018. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win a trip to the Grand Hotel at Mackinac! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Another way you can help raise awareness of the need for organ donors and help support Douglas Mumby Jr. is to sponsor our event.  Please check out the sponsorship form and let us know if you want to help.

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The Discovery Channel's hugely popular Naked and Afraid Season 7 television show star Melissa Miller has heard about Doug's condition and the Transplant 5K fundraiser run and quickly agreed to come out to support him. We are thrilled to have our friend Melissa join us this year. Melissa is an Environmental Educator at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. She loves the outdoors, so much so, that she signed up to compete on The Discovery Channel's Naked and Afraid Season 7 television show which aired in 2017. Melissa excelled, and was invited back to compete in Naked and Afraid XL: All-Stars which airs on Discovery Channel Sundays at 10pm. 

Sign up for the Transplant 5K and you can meet Melissa Miller, Discovery Channel star!


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